U-SOLVE: fostering youth entrepreneurship for sustainable urban development

Description and objectives

Development of entrepreneurship, new businesses and job opportunities in the creative sector, with the aim of the achievement of a local, urban Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

Potential beneficiaries

Potential entrepreneurs, especially young people and women.
MSME’s managed either by young people or by women.

Total budget available

240 K€

Number of sub-grants and breakdown by country

30 sub-grants of 8 k€ in average
5 subgrants per country in each of the 6 countries of the project

Actions to be carried out with the sub-grants

Proof of Concept of start-up project and verification of their potentialities in term of urban sustainable development and creation of new jobs.

Selection criteria and award procedure

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STEP 1 (deadline 30th September 2022) EXTENDED to 22/12/2022 (to all participating countries except Palestine which call is closed now) : Selection of 210 innovative business projects/ideas that will have access to capacity building and acceleration services (training, mentoring and networking). Selected innovators will also have access to the local U-SOLVE Innovation Hub. 

STEP 2: A follow-up call - limited only to the pool of 210 selected innovators who have also successfully completed capacity building activities who will be awarded subcontracts totaling up to €10,000 per recipient.


Elizabeth Parisi
Consorzio Arca
Project Manager