Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs

Call 2016
Priority 1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.2. Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes

Lead partner:

Devon County Council
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ERDF funding 3.170.715,00 €
Total budget 4.227.620,00 €
Duration 2017-10-01 - 2021-04-01


AYCH will build a model of social innovation for young people supporting social entrepreneurship, employment and education in the creative and cultural industries, across the Atlantic Area. By connecting people, ideas, skills, technologies and enterprises across a network of hubs the project will unlock the creative, entrepreneurial potential of young people focussing on key themes such as innovation, co-creation of products, social entrepreneurship and employability.
Central to the delivery of the project is the establishment of a network of transnational, connected and multidisciplinary hubs that will stimulate idea generation, pre-startup and early stage business startup support to young people both distanced from the labour market and those seeking a career, or self-employment in the creative sector.
Addressing the market failure in the provision of youth services and start up support to young people that captures imagination and channels creativity into the creation of new products and services, the project will raise aspirations for enterprise, creating both social and economic capital, connecting employers to talent, supporting growth and jobs in the sector.
The project expects to decrease youth unemployment rates, in the partner areas, raise awareness of social enterprises as an option for business startups, promoting responsible, sustainable entrepreneurship and improve youth services to create more dynamic, entrepreneurial, inspiring environments where young people can co-create, connect across borders and dramatically improve employability, providing vital incubation space and services to young entrepreneurs in the Creative and Cultural Industries.

Project website: www.aych.eu

Partner Location
1 Devon County Council Devon (UK)
2 Plymouth College of Art Devon (UK)
3 Plymouth City Council Devon (UK)
4 Plymouth Culture Devon (UK)
5 Pacificstream Enterprise Solutions CIC Merseyside (UK)
6 Brest Métropole Bretagne (FR)
7 Ayuntamiento de Gijón Principado de Asturias (ES)
8 Ashton Community Trust Northern Ireland (UK)
9 Grand Angoulême Pays-de-la-Loire (FR)
10 Vida Lactea Galicia (ES)
11 Villes Atlantiques Bretagne (FR)
12 Câmara Municipal de Santo Tirso Norte (PT)
13 CARENE - Saint-Nazaire Agglomération Pays-de-la-Loire (FR)
14 L’Ecole de design Nantes Atlantique Pays-de-la-Loire (FR)
16 Porto Polytechnic Norte (PT)
17 ADRAVE - Regional Development Agency of Vale do Aves Region Norte (PT)
18 MODATEX Norte (PT)
19 Institute of Economic Development of Ourense Province Galicia (ES)
20 IDE-Europe Galicia (ES)
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