Supporting youth entrepreneurs in meeting Sustainable Development Goals through a peer certification system

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The project “Stars for Sustainable Development (Stars4SD) – Supporting youth entrepreneurs in meeting Sustainable Development Goals through a peer certification system project”, aims to strengthen youth entrepreneurship and promote youth active citizenship and innovation by providing support to youth entrepreneurs and trainers regarding the five Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their alignment with entrepreneurships’ business practices and goals. The five SDGs, out of the total seventeen SDGs of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations on which the Stars4SD project focuses are the provision of quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, and responsible consumption and production.

The STARS4SD Network

In order to achieve the goals that the project set, a self-assessment and an award system were created. The award system of the Stars4SD provides indicators for the evaluation and development of a sustainability culture in a company or organisation. The indicators are provided while the network’s members undertake a self-assessment questionnaire in regard to their business practices. Upon completing the self assessment, the participants/companies are awarded a number of stars, depending on how many points they have accumulated during the self-assessment questionnaire. The number of stars awarded corresponds to a certain level that the participant is considered to have reached from a structure of 5 levels in total.

The Stars4SD self-assessment tool is available in English, Greek, French, German and Italian for free.

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