Ser be young and enterprising does not seem to be consistent because, when you’re between 18 and 30 years is still in formation, probably depending on the parental home and a future not very encouraging with respect to a rapid shift of future.
There are few tools that, during youth, are to start a venture and, in general, are associated with the economic power of the family of belonging that seeks to help the young owner of an idea. For the rest, little can be listed: a lack of skill, experience, capital, market dominance and reputation, however it is courage, energy and readiness.
It may not be enough, but today, young people who are willing to initiate a project itself ‘to’ and who need financial help to do it, they have a new opportunity provided by a very prestigious and renowned institution in Spain: The European University of Madrid .
The University has made the first edition of the Awards European University of Madrid Young Entrepreneurs Association, which, in collaboration with the
International Youth Foundation and Sylvan Laureate Foundation , have enjoyed a jury composed of professionals recognized as Francisco Luzon, Director General Counsel of the Grupo Santander , journalists and Hernan Zin Nieves Herrero or the President of Group Quirón , Pilar Wall.
In this contest have been received
42 applications focus on the areas of Education, Health, Technology and Immigration, organized by the Autonomous Communities, where Madrid has been the source of more projects, together with Asturias, Valencia, Andalucia and Catalonia.
In this first edition of the
Awards European University of Madrid has awarded ten projects run by young people between 18 and 29 years, he has allowed to establish an international competition in Spain with a strong presence in several countries in the world .
The celebration of the awards was held at the auditorium of
CaixaForum in Madrid, last Sept. 26, where, with the presence of the jury members and representatives of various social organizations and professionals, were the first Youth Awards Entrepreneurs Association.
The jury was composed by Francisco Luzon, Director General Counsel of the Santander Group, the Chairman of the Foundation Esplai, Josep Gassó, the Chairperson of the Group Quirón, Pilar Wall, the CEO of Ashoka Spain, Maria Calvo, journalists Hernan Zin and Nieves Herrero, and the President of the European University of Madrid, Miguel Caramel.
All the jurors have highlighted the quality and quantity of the projects presented, demonstrating the need to promote these awards to encourage and support young people who want to devote their efforts to work for others.
” With these awards is intended to encourage entrepreneurship among young people and channel their energies into social responsibility projects, and it should be noted that the awards are not only economic but carried with it a training, mentoring and a Tracking them can be very helpful “, says Miguel Carmelo, President of the European University of Madrid .
Among the winners was awarded a special mention
draft Camila Forero, creator of Romihilo, Enterprise Integration Business Partner , directed by herself and taking place in Madrid.
Romihilo is dedicated to the
clothing and textile processing , which seeks a real opportunity and sustainable professional training and mainstreaming employment for this group, while also training and social skills needed for their labor true integration.
Currently, Romihilo faces key challenges such as empowering women in this group in front of his own life project by integrating socio, break the stigma of this group in front of the house or workplace standard in the market to the company so that is a real opportunity and self.
This project has been chosen by the jury to represent Spain as
semifinalist in the competition International Youth Foundation where, if move to the next round will take you to an exclusive training in Washington DC
Today, this project
benefits to more than 50 people in a direct way, a group that will be expanded thanks to this award.
Both Romihilo as the other nine winning projects will receive, in addition to
3,000 euros to financially support their projects, training sessions’ to ‘and will be supported by the European University of Madrid for the dissemination of their work.
The European University of Madrid is part of
Laureate International Universities
, the world leader in higher education than brings together 30 institutions located in 18 countries , with over 405,000 students spread over more than 70 campuses and institutions on-line. All universities in the network share the same identity, based on an international character that is integrated into their programs and the development of daily activities on their campuses, in a professional orientation that allows its students to function successfully in the world labor, and committed to delivering, in all its programs, the highest academic standards tailored to the needs of today’s society.
As a center of Higher Education, the European University of Madrid
participates actively in various social projects
, in short, are intended to channel its mission as regards guidance and training policies and encouraging entrepreneurial values and work together to create a future more just and socially sustainable. This spirit is shared by the two other institutions involved in these awards: International Youth Foundation and Sylvan Laureate Foundation.
rest of the winners and their projects
Javier Sanz Pinto – Barha Party
; Pau Llop Franch – Buttop ; Sandra Arias Magadan – In the backyard all the time (organized activities with children in extra-time in nature as a theater arts, painting , Etc.). Sara Blasco Algora – J oung Solidarios (manages and form an independent guys who want to start exercising volunteering at the Community of Madrid); Mercé Triay Marquis – Ni beautiful nor beast (works with adolescents and young girls who may be experiencing a situation of gender violence), Andres Gonzalez Lopez – Program Columbia ; Caramés Maria Mendez – Program TBO closer (creating programs education with kids applying to reflect on the ESO Development cooperation in Asturias), Esther Guerrero Algar – Project to bridge IES ‘to’ and, finally, of Meredith and Anton Paz – Oral health of people with Disability .
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