December 28, 2018 - The current economic situation recognizes entrepreneurship as one of the bases for solving the unemployment issue in Montenegro, and the project "Acquiring knowledge and skills in the field of career consulting, as a condition for launching an entrepreneurial idea" was an incentive for young people to realize their business ideas, it was assessed at a press conference by the Public Policy Center, which implemented the project with the financial support of the Ministry of Sports.
The Program Coordinator of the Center for Public Policy Srđan Čabrilo said that entrepreneurship of young people could significantly influence the overall economic development in Montenegro.
"Through the implementation of the project, the Center for Public Policy tried to contribute to further and additional promotion of the idea of youth entrepreneurship, but also to encourage the target group to launch entrepreneurial projects and ideas," said Čabrilo.
He said that this NGO created a publication, in cooperation with young entrepreneurs, whose stories should be an inspiration to other entrepreneurs.
"In the publication, we presented their successful business stories, through interviews about the beginnings, challenges they faced, family and society support, and plans for the next period. The publication is one of the key results of the project and aims to give all young people insight that with hard work and effort, every idea can be achieved," said Čabrilo.
He said that the young people involved in the project were proactive and motivated to participate in social and economic processes.
Advisor at the Youth Directorate in the Ministry of Sports, Andrea Popović, said that one of the priorities of the Youth Strategy and the Action Plan for 2018 was the economic and social security of young people.
"The Ministry of Sport encourages youth employment through the implementation of various measures and activities from the Action Plan for this year. By realizing the measures and activities from the Action Plan for 2019, and in cooperation with institutions and organizations, we will succeed in improving the position of youth in this area," said Popovic.
According to her, the adoption of the Action Plan for the next year and the adoption of the new Law on Youth will contribute to the improvement of youth support, as well as the establishment of new youth clubs and centers throughout Montenegro.
"Not only will we open them, but we will also strengthen the functioning of these, so that young people have the right address for conducting their informal activities, and therefore also to learn something useful," said Popovic.
She reminded that this department supported 89 projects this year, of which 17 related to entrepreneurship and youth employment.
Text by PR Center, on December 27th, 2018, read more at CdM