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New business training and mentorship program in Athens for people 18-35

Through a new program in Athens, 330 young people will get free entrepreneurship training — and a few eligible participants will get a little start-up funding for a business of their own.

Solidarity Now, in partnership with the social enterprise Knowl and with support from the IRC, is holding 15 “Business for Youth” workshops, each 40 hours long.

If you’re selected to take part in one, you will develop the skills to take your first steps as a business owner and learn the basics of entrepreneurship.

If you successfully complete the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

After the course, 40 eligible finalists will get connected with a mentor who can coach them in building a business, plus a small amount of funds to put toward their own enterprise.


Who can participate?

The Business for Youth program is open to asylum-seekers, recognized refugees, immigrants to Greece with a residence permit, and unemployed Greeks.

To be selected for the training, you must:

  • Be 18-35 years old
  • Live in Athens
  • Speak Greek, English, Arabic, Farsi and/or French

To be selected as a finalist, you must have the legal right to own a business in Greece. Unfortunately, that means you can’t become a finalist if you are an asylum-seeker still waiting for a decision from the Greek Asylum Service.

How do you apply?

If you wish to participate in the training program, click the link below and fill out the application form, available in English and Greek:

Application form to participate in the training program Business for Youth

A personal interview is also part of the selection process. During the interview you will learn the workshop dates and about how the 40 finalists will be selected.


If you have any other questions about the training, send an email in English or Greek to