YESS – Youth Enterprise Shadowing Schemes

aims to support the fight against unemployment among young people and, at the same time, to influence their decisions on the career paths they take by using the Enterprise Shadowing Scheme, allowing the youth to learn entrepreneurship in detail and benefit from this experience in their future jobs.


To narrow the existing knowledge gap, provide awareness on key concepts and opportunities and equip young people with tools necessary to pursue successful entrepreneurial activity.


To facilitate exchanges of experience, learning and networking between young people/future entrepreneurs with experienced businesspeople.

To establish flexible approaches towards creating social impact through entreprise shadowing and strengthening the school-to-work transition.

To respond to common European problems of youth unemployment & lack of entrepreneurial activities by cooperating transnationally on mitigation of these issues, and to propose valuable and feasible solutions.


Mapping and assessment of national entreprise shadowing practices reports

an investigation in all partner countries of previous experience of “Entreprise Shadowing Scheme” (ES), their main characteristics and views by enterprises and future ES participants.

Enterprise Shadowing Methodology, Training Materials, Guides and Tools

to support young people’s employability by providing them supporting tools and structuring a methodology through the involvement of all project targets and the implementation of ES.

Digital Training Content and Customised YESS e-Learning platform

an open source-learning platform hosted by Moodle for distance learning addressed to young people to exploit the materials developed during the project.


  • Young people, students, youth workers, newcomers in the NGO sector, volunteers, young leaders who have an interest in entrepreneurship & local community development.
  • Educators and VET providers, youth organisations, collective business community representative organizations, education and development policies decision makers.

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