YEE – Young entrepreneurs in new Europe

is a training concept the municipality of Ale has developed together with qualified university teachers from England. The purpose is to inspire and teach young people to think along new lines. By the means of creative pedagogy, the participants recieve the task of designing a business idea with an associated marketing and financial plan. The goal is to find opportunities and demolish all obstacles.

The participants have testified to a stronger self-confidence and a strong belief to dare proceed with realizing dreams and visions during the training. In Sweden, the course has been held on the West Coast since 2001. Yee has also been implemented in Moldova on two occasions and in Botswana in 2013.

Can I be an entrepreneur?

  • Improve your ability to recognize new and different solutions!
  • Be stimulated to future entrepreneurship!
  • Develop language skills!
  • Meet with other cultures!
  • Make new contacts!

On the island

The education is executed on an island in the west Swedish archipelago during the lovely Swedish summer. During the first four days of theory the participants learn what the term “entrepreneurship” is all about. Above all, this is a practice in how to think in different and unfamiliar ways. The theme is “Can I be an entrepreneur?”

After the four theoretical days the participants continue with a session of brainstorming. Their assignment is to come up with a business idea and create and develop a sustainable business plan for the chosen idea. The creative work is performed in groups of 4-5 people with a mixture of nationalities.