The European Solidarity Corps is a funding programme of the European Union that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer, work, train, and run their solidarity projects that benefit communities. A Solidarity Project is an in-country solidarity activity -based on non-formal learning – initiated by young people themselves for a period from 2 to 12 months, addressing key challenges directly linked to the local community they live in, but with a clear EU added value. 

Africa in Greece” is a project implemented in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps. Africa in Greece aims to empower African youth residing in Athens by equipping them with skills needed in the 21st Century, such as collaboration, communication, leadership, and digital skills, in order to prepare them for entering the labor market. Furthermore, this project also aims to enhance intercultural understanding and cross-cultural communication between Africans and the local community, by offering the participants a platform to present their cultures, in an attempt to create acknowledgment and put an end to marginalization. 

The activities under this programme are:

This campaign aims to inform the audience about available opportunities by the EU for educational and professional development. During this campaign, which will last one month and will take place online, team members will share several possibilities such as Erasmus+, ESC, Erasmus+ for young entrepreneurs, and will explain to the participants how they can be involved. 

This webinar aims to provide the participants with the basic knowledge of project management. More specifically, the webinar will include an overview of the four stages of project management . Furthermore, the tools and know-how for creating a successful business model will be introduced, and case studies of projects will be presented to tangibly showcase the knowledge regarding project management. Lastly, the trainer will present the development of business plans and will offer basic entrepreneurship principles, as well as develop sustainable ideas. 

This seminar, which is complementary to the previously mentioned seminar, focuses on Elevator Pitch and Pitch Deck, two essential aspects of communication and pitching. Beneficiaries will be asked to prepare a presentation regarding the topics of the project, practically and digitally implementing the seminar’s knowledge in the context of “YMH Ambassadors”. Participants will improve their digital “public” speaking skills and will have the chance to familiarize themselves with public speaking and gain confidence.

  • Dissemination Event (June 2022) 

The final dissemination event will take place in Athens physically. In case the situation would not allow it, it will be transferred digitally, following the government guidelines regarding the pandemic. Youthmakers Hub and the African participants will co-organize the event, in which the beneficiaries will use the knowledge and soft skills obtained to pitch and develop digital presentations about their cultures.

Training Activities