European Regional Development Fund
The main aim of the EYES project was to enhance cross-border cooperation of the partners and the promotion of the cooperation opportunities in the programme area by exchanging good practices and experiences in developing, emerging young entrepreneurs in Slovakia and Hungary with the help of innovative business development models.
The specific aim of the EYES project was to make the Slovakian-Hungarian border region a more cohesive and competitive one by improving employment opportunities and supporting institutional and people to people cooperation.
The common challenge which led the partners to formulate the project proposal is the low level of entrepreneurial competence in Slovakia and in Hungary, and also the statistics that show that young persons rather would like to be employed by the state or by multinationals than to start their own business and be self-employed.
In the region, the unemployment rate of the youth below age 25 is higher than in the age group 25-40 which is the most active from employment point of view. The number of self-employed under the age 40 was decreased by 50% between 2000-2015. Furthermore, according to the EU SAFE 2014 survey, the two main challenges and problems of the regions is that for companies and employers it is quite difficult to find competent, young employees, secondly, the low level of entrepreneurial competence and skill.
Thus, the main aim of the EYES project was to enhance cross-border cooperation of the partners and the promotion of the co-operation opportunities in the programme area by exchanging of good practices and experiences in developing, emerging young entrepreneurs in Slovakia and Hungary with the help of innovative business development models (3D virtual platform is included). The idea is to develop and implement a complex out of the box education method which could be multiplicated in both countries and even beyond. Stakeholders and civil society will contribute as well in order to reach a critical mass of youth.
Number of cross-border events were organized including competitions for startups/innovative project idea owners and the main result will be youth on both side of the border with entrepreneurial spirit and skill.
Budapesti Vállalkozásfejlesztési Közalapítvány
1072 Budapest, Rákóczi út 18.
Slovenská Technická univerzita v Bratislave
81243 Bratislava, Vazovova 5
HEPA Magyar Exportfejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Zrt.
1095 Budapest, Ipar utca 5.