mYouth – Mobile, Young, Opportunity, Unity, Technology, Help

City of Skopje
: 566045-EPP-1-2015-1-MK-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA
: Education, employment and social policies
: 113.825,00 €
: 11.1.2015
: erasmus + Capacity Building for youth in ACP countries, Latin America and Asia
: 05.01.2017
: Grant
: 113.825,00 €

: The Capacity Building project mYouth (Mobile, Young, Opportunities, Unity, Technology and Help) intended to provide and develop innovative actions that enable young people to gain high skills for mobile applications development that solve local issues in their community and provide employment opportunities. Coding is not anymore a skill for professional programmers, nevertheless, the ability to code, like the ability to read and write, is becoming an essential part of fluency in today’s society. Knowing how to code clearly comes as a valuable job skill, as reports and indicators worldwide show that the number of jobs for programmers and computer scientists is growing rapidly; these skills will be very much desired further on in the future as many jobs of the future, still to be introduced in the world, would require it as invaluable asset. On its official website, the European Commission declares that in a changing world, the EU strives to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and its member states by stimulating high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

The EU’s Europe 2020 growth strategy includes five objectives on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion, and climate and energy to be reached by 2020. In addition, education will play a fundamental role in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives, notably by equipping citizens with the knowledge and skills that the European economy needs in order to remain competitive and innovative. Mobile learning through the use of mobile technologies can help address some of these disparities by providing low cost and easy to implement solutions to make education more accessible to all students. Taking this into consideration, in terms of youth development through mobile learning, the mYouth project involved diverse partners from 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Africa) who have knowledge and experience in new technologies and generated substantial results on a European level as well as beyond. With jointed efforts of 10 organizations based in Austria, FYR Macedonia, Ghana, Italy, Spain, Poland, Senegal, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bulgaria, youth who were part of this project created a strong inviolable and very concrete network for mobile apps development.

The project set a path for inter-continental learning opportunity and capacity building of individuals which in the end will give new light to the identity of the European and the global “e-citizen”, as he/she is to be redefined in the “m-citizen” – a citizen who will develop and grow by using the mobile technology learning model.

Furthermore, the project impact was gained through the following activities: kick-off meeting that took place in Salzburg, Austria, local mobile app camps organized in 10 countries, training on android and business modeling development in Skopje and Ohrid, Macedonia, European Youth Award ceremony in Graz, Austria as well as an evaluation meeting in Singapore. As part of the project, more than 30 mobile applications were developed, many of them are available for download on iTunes or Google play. Four of the apps produced within the mYouth project succeeded among the category winners at the well-known WSYA: Andando in the category Go Green, Pedosa in the category Digital Generation, egiBU in Education for All and Picture Word in Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Disease. More info about the project is available here: and