The project “EU-REKA - Developing self-employment opportunities for vulnerable adults facing Covid-19 consequences" is a transnational initiative involving five European countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, Austria and the Czech Republic) aiming at the implementation of a learning and guidance pathway for the opening of a start-up or an SME by adults with fewer opportunities who have been a!ected by the employment crisis triggered by the epidemic of COVID-19.

EU-REKA objectives:

  • Increase the entrepreneurial skills of participants with fewer opportunities • Stimulate self-employment against unemployment
  • Create a network of contacts of European entrepreneurs who can support each other
  • Contribute to disseminating European policies, opportunities and funding programmes for entrepreneurship
  • Give public and private institutions the opportunity to improve their services to the community by replicating learning outcomes.


EU-REKA results:

  • Collection of good practices at local and national level on the employment situation in partner countries
  • Implementation of learning sessions to EU-REKA beneficiaries:
  • Blended Mobility training activities for the opening of a start-up
  • Production of a learning guide including all EU-REKA data


Implementation of learning sessions to EU-REKA beneficiaries:

  1. Presentation of the European situation and good practices in employability
  2. Measurement of the market’s size with the use of TAM SAM SOM method analysis
  3. Creation of a business plan
  4. Methods of finding funding European opportunities and platforms to consult 5. Group simulation and introduction to the Joint Mobility event


EU-REKA Consortium

  • Italy for EU- Lead Partner (Italy)
  • Kinoniko Elliniko Klimakio Amesis Voithias (Greece)
  • Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria)
  • Recursos Futuros, SL (Spain) • RESTART PRO, z.s. (Czech Republic)


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Project Duration: 01.03.2022-01.10.2023

Project Reference: Erasmus + 2021-2-IT02-KA210-ADU-000048889