The project is co-funded by EU through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–Serbia Programme.The leading organization of the project is the The Faculty Of Economics In Niš with its partners Secondary School "Ivan Vazov" - Svoge, Young Ambassadors -Serbia and foundation "Kauzi"-Sofia, Bulgaria.

The main goal of “Creative Caravan” project is to spread awareness and provide skills in the field of entrepreneurship among the general youth population in the IPA CBC region, through innovations in educational system based on new models of communication and presentation.

Project activities are based on business and creative industries education of a selected group of young people from Serbia and Bulgaria who will work with experts in real business environments with micro enterprises (youth owners, social business…) to develop their business models and market placement. This process will be recorded in format of TV shows and broadcasted on regional TV stations with idea to share knowledge and promote entrepreneurship through all phases of development of micro enterprises in the real business environment of Serbia and Bulgaria. At the end of the project, EXPO Conference in Serbia and Bulgaria will be organized in order to present developed solutions for micro enterprises and share experience of all participants in the “Creative Caravan” projects.

WENTPower - Female entrepreneurship - a force for independence

The financial donor of the project is the "Bulgarian Fund for Women". The leading organization of the project is the Foundation "Generation" with its partner Foundation "Kauzi",

Female entrepreneurship - a force for independence

With the realization of the project Foundation "Generation"  in partnership with Foundation "Causes" aims to promote and support entrepreneurship for empowering young women and girls from the town of Lom.

Basic activities:

  1. Conducting information campaign
  2. Trainings to start and manage business
  3. Business plan development
  4. Providing 2 scolaraships to participate in the Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange
  5. Develop a guide for begginer entrepreneurs

These activities will help to overcome poverty and economic independence, improve the quality of life and empower girls and young women.

"Greater Entrepreneurial capacity - the road to active social inclusion"

Project under the Human Resources Development Operational Program 2014-2020, co-funded by the ESF

The main objects of the project were:

  1. Increasing the motivation and awernes of unemployed, inactive, young people up to 29 years of starting a self-employed business, informing about the benefits and advantages of entrepreneurship, the essence of business planning and management and acquaintance with good examples and succesful practices.
  2. Increasing the capacity of unemployed, inactive, young people up to 29 years old, willing to start their oun business and self employment.
  3. Encouraging entrepreneurship is the most effective methods of tackling unemployment and professional and personal development

The project provides trainings related to the development of entrepreneurial, management and bisiness knowledge and skills. Prohject provides and consultancy services for the preparation of self-employed activities.

Youth Information and Advisory Center-Causes (2012-2017)

Financed by National Youth Programme (2011-2016) and National Youth Programme (2016-2020)

The main objects of the project were:

nac p ma mladejtaThe main objective of the center is to provide quality, accessible and free information and consulting services, training in entrepreneurship, according to European standards and universal human values, needs and interests of young people. Specific objective: designing, building and maintaining a sustainable YIAC more flexible mechanism for triggering the activity of young people, encouraging personal development, motivation of social integration, inclusion to the European standards and values and improve the capacity of the foundation and other youth organizations in favor of targeted program to provide youth services.

Youth entrepreneurship marketplace (2010- 2017)

For seven years of work Foundation ' Causes ' has organized six Youth entrepreneurship marketplaces within the framework of various projects.

Youth entrepreneurship marketplace 2010

Under this project was organized the first Youth entrepreneurship marketplace in 2010. 16 young (11 disadvantaged) entrepreneurs improved their skills for self-presentation and defense of their own business and social ideas.

The project involved actively employers /partners/ investors through participation in the event and consultancy support for young entrepreneurs.
Financed by National Center "Youth European Programs and Initiatives"

Youth entrepreneurship marketplace 2011

With this project the foundation got approval of the Bureau for Social Services as a social and business incubator for motivation, psychological work, group work for young people with and without disabilities in entrepreneurship by improving their practical knowledge and skills to present their business and social ideas, build on their experience of self-presentation and validation of their self-esteem as equal participants in a multicultural environment. The best practices of the first marketplace were replicated using print and electronic tools.
Financed by Sofia Municipality

International Youth entrepreneurship marketplace (2013)

This was the first international marketplace organized by the findation and the project was financed under Bulgaria – Serbia IPA Cross-Border Programme.

Youth entrepreneurship marketplace within the framework of the Youth Information and Advisory Center "Causes" (2011-2016)

Within the project annually youths with business or social ideas between 15 and 29 with and without disabilities receive free consultation on business planning, social integration, entrepreneurship, contacts with investors. Result of the consultation is developed business plan and a three- minute presentation. During the event participants have the opportunity to present their ideas to potential investors, partners, banks and the media.
Funded by the National Youth Programme (2011-2016)

In 2017 we are planning to organize the forth Youth entrepreneurship marketplace in the framework of Youth Information and Advisory Center "Causes", funded by the National Youth Programme (2016-2020)

Local authorities- an active partner for the development of Creative Sofia, 2016

“Kauzi” Foundation is the project`s leading organization and our partner was Sofia City Library.

The main objects of the project were:

  • The increase of the awareness and engagement of representatives of the local authorities ant experts in order to implement European practices for finding and guiding the innovative potential of the capital – in the economic, social and cultural dimension.
  • The adoption of a special methodology-a sustainable management tool which will assist the implementation of the Innovation strategy for intelligent specialization of Sofia 2016-2020, which provides for the regular participation of experts and civil society organisations in partnership with local authorities in the culture and creative industries dimension.

In the framework of the project were held an information session on cultural and creative industries, as well as 10 individual consultations between representatives of the CCIs and various departments of the administration.

pr ma europaThe result was published Handbook “The role of local authorities in promoting the CCIs “.

The project was funded by Program 'Europe' of Sofia Municipality.

Creating cross-sectoral partnerships to promote youth entrepreneurship, 2015-2016

“Causes” Foundation is the leading organization of the project, was funded under the program to support NGOs in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of theEuropean Economic Area, 2009-2014

The project enabled the Foundation to extend the scope of its activities in six more cities in Bulgaria-Silistra, Veliko Tarnovo, Rousse, Haskovo, Blagoevgrad and Stara Zagora. There we organized a public dialogue with all stakeholders in order to create a network for the support and promotion of youth entrepreneurship on the ground.

For this purpose were conducted 6 field studies on the status of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria. It was further examined a good practice of a partner organisation from Niš, Serbia in the field of the promotion of youth entrepreneurship and the creation of a business incubator for creative industries.

Project activities included the Organization of 1) study visit for sharing good practice; 2) share experiences of Youth entrepreneurial exchange for young entrepreneurs; 3) public dialogue with all stakeholders to create support network and promotion of youth entrepreneurship; 4) conduct of a campaign to raise public awareness.


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Eco-generation, 2012

UN Global Compact Network Bulgaria in partnership with the Youth Information and Advisory Center "Kauzi" started the "Educational Initiative 'Eco-generation 2012."

With this project we want to raise environmental awareness and responsible behavior of children and young people from 5 to 18 years to their environment. The 13 educational institutions (5 kindergartens and 8 schools) in Sofia organized meetings with our team and volunteers. The children learned why it's good to recycle garbage and how important it is not to squander water. A traveling exhibition on umbrellas created a memorable visual messages that build sustainable responsible attitude to the environment, in children, parents and teachers.

sofiaIn kindergartens and schools put the "Tree of promises", where each child has the opportunity and responsibility to promise something to the Nature.


Youth Career Development, Employment, Entrepreneurship Networking and Transfer
The project is focused on young entrepreneurs and is implemented in partnership with Tomoc Youth Center (city Zajecar, Serbia) and the National Association of Small and Medium Business in Bulgaria.

The main aim of the project is enhancing career development, promoting of youth entrepreneurship and improving connection between education and business in the cross-border area by improving the access to information, best practices transfer and building economic synergy for the SMEs in the region of Sofia, Vidin and Zajecar.

The project is financed under Bulgaria – Serbia IPA Cross-Border Programme.

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Joint Implementation of Innovative Tools for New Generation Entrepreneurs and Professionals Development

Тhe project Jinger was financed by IPA cross border program Bulgaria-Macedonia. The the activities were implemented in Bulgaria (Dupnitsa, Blagoevgrad and Gotse Delchev) and Macedonia (Strumica, Radovish, Shtip).

The Overall objective was "Enhancing employment through career development support and promoting of entrepreneurship for sustainable economic growth in the cross-border area by improving the access to information, ICT tools, best practices transfer and building economic synergy for the SMEs in District of Kystendil, district of Blagoevgrad (BG) and South-East region (MK).

Specific objectives:

  1. To promote social inclusion through effective integration into the labor market and developing economic independence;
  2. To promote entrepreneurship through the means of continuing training, learning by experience and use of ICT;
  3. To improve the links between SMEs in the cross border region through development of guiding materials for investments in the cross-border area;
  4. To encourage economic independence of beginning entrepreneurs for raising the standard of living.

The project implementation led to:junger

  1. creation of connections between business and educational institutions;
  2. participation of institutions in economics knowledge based economics; 3/ public awareness campaign for ICT and new media benefits.

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