The informal youth group Bees Empowered was established in 2015 and it has already got two Erasmus+ projects approved. The projects will be funded by The European Union and Nederlands Jeugdinstituut – the Dutch National Agency responsible for Erasmus+ in The Netherlands.
The project Bees Inspired: A Hive For Female Entrepreneurs will gather 42 girls coming from 8 different countries who will gather in The Netherlands for a 10-day youth exchange in January 2017. The project is preceded by an advanced planning visit that will take place in Utrecht in October 2016. The focal point of the project is combating youth unemployment and social exclusion by means of entrepreneurship and empowering women to pursue their dreams.
The project Bee COINs: Financial Education Debunked will gather 42 participants from 7 European countries who will gather in The Netherlands for a 10-day youth exchange in April 2017. The project is preceded by an advanced planning visit that will take place in Utrecht in February 2017. Bee COINs aims to empower youngsters to learn from each other how to take charge of their finances and be more entrepreneurial.