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Youth Business Europe Programme - Impact Report

The five-year-long Youth Business Europe (YBE) programme (2015 – 2020) was an ambitious partnership between Youth Business International (YBI) and Citi Foundation, designed to tackle the prevalent problem of youth unemployment in Europe.

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YBI network supported over 160,000 young people to help keep their businesses running through COVID-19

The YBI network mobilized to collaborate, support, share and innovate to the challenge and pivot our services to respond to the urgent needs of young entrepreneurs across the globe.

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Responding to the Needs of Young Entrepreneurs

Find out how our network responded to the COVID-19 crisis supporting young entrepreneurs around the world.

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We are a global network of expert organisations in over 65 countries supporting underserved young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.

Since 2014...

YBI’s regional Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP).
0 YOUTH-LED BUSINESSES STARTED 0 EXISTING BUSINESSES STRENGTHENED OR SUPPORTED TO GROW 0 YOUNG PEOPLE PROVIDED WITH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

Success stories

Da Ching Ching

Bangladesh

“I am proud to present myself as a young female entrepreneur and not just be known as someone’s daughter. Every young woman should be able to have their own identity and run their own business.”

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Sheick Omar Faruque

Italy

Described as determined yet humble, Sheick Omar Faruque has worked hard to pursue his dream of opening his own business. After many years, he’s now the owner of a deli in Florence, Italy, where he lives with his family.

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Daniela Retamales

Chile

“You have to dare yourself to do things”.

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Abhishek Jacob Chetikatt

Sweden

"It’s important to set a very clear mission and vision. Entrepreneurship has its ups and downs, so having a mission means that when things get tough, you can remind yourself why you’re doing it."

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Olivia Kodé

France

“I always wanted to launch my own coats brand. I think coats shape the silhouette, they build an identity.”

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Buram Munkhsuren

Mongolia

"You have to put in the maximum amount of effort and hard work from a young age, then the results will come."

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Shenelle Hills-Fife

Trinidad and Tobago

“Working for someone else is a lot easier because they are telling you everything that you need to do. But being an entrepreneur is much more fulfilling; the accomplishments are more rewarding”.

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Our members

Our global network of members provide critical support to young entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries worldwide. Members are connected and supported by a dedicated network team based in London, UK and Bogota, Colombia.

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Those who make it possible

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Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

IDB Lab

IDB Lab

Standard Chartered Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation

Google.org

Google.org

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