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SolidarityNow, is partnering with five organizations from five EU countries to promote youth and migrant entrepreneurship and to highlight its significance as a means to social inclusion

The project entitled “Migrant and Youth Social Inclusion through Entrepreneurship” aims to promote entrepreneurship as a means towards social inclusion and integration. Beneficiaries of the project will include youth residing in the countries of focus, irrespective of their background, who wish to start their own business as entrepreneurs.

The project is funded by EC’s Erasmus+ programme and will be implemented in five EU countries over a period of 18 months by the following partners:

  • SolidarityNow | Greece
  • Asociacion Socio Educativa Llere | Spain
  • S.F.Or. Centro Studi Formazione Orientamento | Italy
  • Aequitas | Cyprus
  • The People for Change Foundation | Malta

The project includes the following activities:

  • Conduct a research on the landscape and policies for youth and migrant entrepreneurship, as well as the resources made available to young entrepreneurs in each participating country
  • Provision of basic entrepreneurship training and individual mentorship by established entrepreneurs, to 20 young individuals who are looking to start a business

And aims to:

  • Promote youth entrepreneurship as a means to become self-sustained and financially independent
  • Promote the social inclusion of TCN (third country nationals) as well as the re-integration of youth in the labour market, in five EU countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta)

Following their Footsteps (COMPLETED)

following-their-footstepsThe closure of the borders and the Balkan route resulted in several thousands of people being trapped in Greece. Among them, the most vulnerable group: unaccompanied and separated children. Even though they are the most vulnerable, these children often do not receive the protection enshrined in European and international law.

In order to safeguard the human right to safety and decent living conditions, Faros in collaboration with four other organizations – SolidarityNow, Merimna, CivisPlus and Babel – are launching a program entitled “Following their Footsteps”.

The program aims to strengthen the systematic identification and registration of unaccompanied and separated minors living under difficult conditions in the streets of Athens and the provision of holistic care and hospitality through an alternative to detention or life on the streets. More specifically, the program aims to provide these children social integration opportunities, enhance the effectiveness of the existing support network in Athens and contribute decisively to reducing the phenomenon of absconding from accommodation structures through advocacy for the development of a specific national policy.

The project is funded by EPIM (European Programme for Integration and Migration).



SolidarityNow developed an IT project implemented in Polykastro that provided internet access and connectivity to the stranded population remaining at the EKO gas station following the closure of Greece’s northern border. This program enabled individuals to access information about asylum procedures, as well as provide them the ability to contact their families and friends.

The project has been completed and was funded by Care International and Rescue Telecom.

Care4Solidarity (COMPLETED)


SolidarityNow and CARE International (within the START Network), implemented a program that responded to the vital food needs of vulnerable populations, including refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, unemployed Greeks, and any other groups with urgent nutritional needs.

Care4Solidarity helped to fill the gap between groups who were in need of food assistance, but were excluded from the relevant public assistance programs. The project empowered these groups by provided cash vouchers directly to them, thereby giving these individuals the flexibility to decide for themselves which food items they wish to purchase to best meet their needs.

The project has been completed and was funded by Care International