We've been busy!

This is the 1st Newsletter of project FA-ST (Fast prototyping and entrepreneurial
skills to promote female founded start-ups in STEM). The project is funded through the Erasmus+ Programme mechanism KA205 - Strategic Partnerships for youth. 

We've been busy!!!

Welcome to our 1st project newsletter! FA-ST is an ambitious and highly entertaining Erasmus+ Youth Project, which is being implemented by partners from Cyprus, Italy, North Macedonia, and Portugal.

The FA-ST project provides opportunities of empowerment and development to young women affected by socioeconomic or other barriers (migrants background, weak family support, early school leavers), and inspires them to start a business in the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The FA-ST program guides and empowers young women through the process of gaining a sense of themselves as entrepreneurs. At the same time the project supports them in being recognized as such, and ultimately succeed in developing their own business.

STEM has been chosen to be the target sector of growing young women competences, as there is solid evidence that the fastest growing and highest-wage jobs in future years will be in STEM-related industries and organisations. Moreover, in the future all employees will increasingly need to engage in knowledgebased economies, and utilize problemsolving STEM skills for a wide range of occupations.

The benefits of participating in the FA-ST program for the young women participants are significant. They include, but they are not limited to, the following: • Increased capacity for introspection, self-awareness, motivation and self-drive • Increased employability prospects • All-around improvement of the socalled ‘21st century skills’ • Increased confidence For more information on the project, please visit the official website at the following location: https://www.fasterasmus.com You can also contact us through mail or use our range of social networks. Full contact information is available in page 5 of this newsletter.

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The aim of the FA-ST project is to provide opportunities of empowerment and personal development to girls and young women affected by socioeconomic barriers (migrants background, weak family support, early school leavers), and inspire them to start a business in the STEM sector. Despite the setback of the Covid-19 crisis, the activities of the FA-ST project continue to be implemented as scheduled. All project Intellectual Outputs are currently in production, and project partners continue their cooperation seamlessly using online means of communication. Full information about the FA-ST project and its activities can be found in the following page: https://www.fasterasmus.com