The project „Chance giving chance living! is one the one hand a Mentoringprogramm for socially underprivileged youngsters at the age between 15 and 25 years, and, on the other hand, a management training-programm for social skills, empathy and leadership competence of entrepreneurs and businessmen and women. Corporate Social Responsibility is thereby associated with the solution of concrete challenges in European society. The project itself aims on one side at the strengthening of Soft Skills and social competence of executives in European enterprises, on the other side an improvement of the life perspectives of young people in critical situations. In particular the programme focuses on the fight against poverty and social exclusion experienced by discriminated, socially underprivileged youngsters by originating a new communication base between two social classes. More solidarity between "the poor and the rich" and a real situation WIN-WIN for all partners is the expected result. Longlasting jobs are created for the youngsters, so that as a consequence the poverty risk and the criminal activity rate is probably lowered. More tolerance and security is promoted in the european society by the social inclusion of youngsters in risk of poverty.
· Job creation for the involved youngsters
· Improved social competence of management executives.
· More tolerance and solidarity in the European society for socially underprivileged people.
· Strengthening of the middle class by decreasing poverty.
· Project booklet and accredited education programme for youngsters and executives in the European Union.
· Study about the applicability of this innovative experiment on other EU countries.
· Final documentation in form of the booklet "Stories written by life..." with experience reports of the participants, which helps to convince more companies and social organizations to take part in the programme.
The results of the social-scientific experiment serve with positive evaluation as a base for the conversion of the training programme in other EU member states.
The project was developed and has been conducted by GS gain&sustain, a social enterprise of Austria, since 2010 and is still ongoing.