Creative Youth Workers Development Programme (CREW)

In 2019, about 7.4 million people in the EU were working in the cultural and creative industries sector or profession. This comprises 3.7% of the total number of people in employment. This employment rate was 4.2% for Belgium.(Eurostat, 2019) Furthermore, there were 544,000 more jobs in the EU in 2017 than in 2012 (+6.7%) in this sector, showing an average annual growth rate of +1.3%. According to Eurostat 2020 data, with youth unemployment rates reaching 7.2% in the EU and 13% in Belgium, cultural and creative industries, which employ young people intensively, are gaining value as an important alternative employment area. Nesta's International report on the creative industries identified the major problems of the creative industries. These are as follows; -Most cultural and creative industry professionals have no entrepreneurial or managerial background. - Cultural and creative industry professionals believe that the conflict between art and business, as well as assumptions such as money, do more harm to art than power Our planned goals ; - With the aim of youth workers' ability to respond to the needs of youth workers involved in the cultural and creative industries, providing them with Professional development in the fields of entrepreneurship, business development, team building and management, internationalization, access to resources, time management and mentoring. For this purpose, to bring together 45 youth workers and experts from 10 different countries from the EU and its neighbours by conducting a non-formal training-based instructor training course that has no previous example, to create opportunities for peer education and good example and method sharing. SEE PROJECT DETAILS