The objectives of RE-ENTER include building up of “Entrepreneurial Development” Practices for unemployed and workers over 45 through a needs analysis process; exchange of experiences and best practices in entrepreneurial development, training and support; combining innovative approaches and development of a new Entrepreneurial Development Programme. At the same time, the Re-Enter Community will provide an innovative and inspiring learning environment through ICT, which includes creativity exercises, diversity management and other tools; providing direct and virtual networking opportunities to starting entrepreneurs. Motivational aspects will be addressed, with the aim of customizing the programme for the different motivations of the target group.

Supporting unemployed people or ones at risk of becoming redundant, especially when they are over 45 is one of the major challenges in the EU, one which is present across all countries. Even when unemployment levels of these groups show differences across the participating countries, they are always significantly higher than the national averages.