Creating Opportunity for South Africa's Youth

Creating Opportunity for South Africa's Youth

Project Description

The Creating Opportunity for South Africa's Youth (COSY) project aims to enable young people, particularly young women, in peri-urban and rural areas to be more active agents in achieving sustainable growth in South Africa by building their capacity to become entrepreneurs and by increasing their employability.

Activities will focus on creative, digital and social enterprise and include a mapping exercise, a training programme, a mentoring and coaching programme, cultural exchanges, a series of public events as well as financial support.

The main target groups are young people aged 15-25 years, community leaders as well as civil society organisations in peri-urban and rural communities. The project draws on the strength and expertise of all its partners who have extensive experience in different areas of youth development in South Africa.

Benefitting zone
South Africa


  • Total cost (€)

    935 633.00

    EU contracted amount - €

    700 000.00

    Partner contribution

    235 633.00EUR


    February 2017 - January 2020

    Implementing organisation


    Funding instrument

    DCI - Non State Actors and Local Authorities in development