The YOUTHShare e-learning platform is designed to offer knowledge on Concepts and Tools in Social, Sharing and Resilient Economy in the Mediterranean European Economic Area (MED EEA). More specifically it comprises three learning cycles, with ten courses each, on:

  • IT skills in sharing and web-based economy
  • Skills in Resilient Sectors and
  • Skills in Social and Solidarity Economy.

The YOUTHShare e-learning platform can accommodate asynchronous learning or effectively support synchronous distance learning.

The learning experience is accompanied by a self-testing functionality that unlocks each time the next course.

Here are some success factors of the YOUTHShare e-learning platform:
Educational material tailored to the regional needs of resilient economic sectors of the Mediterranean EEA
Educational material that caters for both basic and advanced up-skilling and re-skilling
Skills provision with high local impact


The YOUTHShare e-learning platform focuses specifically on young women and refugees/migrants who are not in Employment, Education or Training.

Date of creation of toolkit and periodicity of updates

The implementation of the practice began in October 2020 and will end in July 2021.

Purpose of the toolkit

The main objectives of the YOUTHShare e-learning platform are to:

  • Offer an understanding of the different employability paths in relation to circular and social economy;
  • Offer basic soft skills which are important to navigate through the contemporary landscape of labour;
  • Offer basic entrepreneurial skills; and

Support the social integration of young NEETs.

Description of each of the tools

Each of the following three courses includes a Trainers’ Handbook in English and a Trainee’s Handbook in English, Greek, Italian and Spanish. Each course includes 10 sessions separated into 3 modules. Each session is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and a self-testing operation embedded in the e-learning platform that unlocks the next session.

  • Course 1: IT skills in sharing and web-based economy

The course offers knowledge on the basic concepts of the sharing economy, innovation and entrepreneurship, the primary production of textual and audiovisual content, and functions of the web-based economy.

  • Course 2: Skills in Resilient Sectors

The course offers knowledge on agritourism and relevant services through agri-food production and related stages of the value chain such as composting, waste management, water management, etc.

  • Course 3: Skills in Social and Solidarity Economy

The course offers knowledge on the fundamentals of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE), the international cooperative principles and values, the nature of cooperative labour, and the SSE legislative and regulatory framework.

Source of information of the different tools

The YOUTHShare e-learning platform was developed by researchers, academics and experts participating in the project A Place for Youth in Mediterranean EEA: Resilient and Sharing Economies for NEETs (YOUTHShare). The YOUTHShare project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.


Greece (University of the Aegean, Network of Employment and Social Care)

Cyprus (Neapolis University Pafos and CARDET)

Spain (UCAM Catholic University of Murcia)

Italy (Sistema Turismo)