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International Youth Day: Finnova, more than a decade committed to young talent

  • More than 500 young people have been trained through different programmes.
  • The foundation has a long history supporting numerous public entities in the creation of its own mobility programmes.

Every 12 August, International Youth Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of youth participation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and to strengthen intergenerational solidarity. In order to contribute to the support of this population after the negative impact of Covid-19, the European Union has called 2022 The European Year of Youth, an initiative that Finnova welcomes and promotes in each of its activities.

A commitment to young talent

Tackling the scourge of youth unemployment is one of the Foundation’s priorities. The CEO, Juan Manuel Revuelta, points out that “almost 3 million Europeans between 15 and 24 years old have not been able to join the labour market in the last year, a figure that reaches 16.8% of young people. For this reason, Finnova promotes mobility programmes, training in European affairs, initiatives and projects that allow this population to advance, integrating European values and building not only the future, but also the present.”

Under this premise, the entity has been dedicated to training young talent from all continents for more than a decade. From 2010 to date, more than 500 young people have had the opportunity to learn in the foundation’s offices based in the heart of Europe and Spain through the NextalentGeneration programme.

Collaboration with public and private entities is one of the fundamental pillars of the foundation’s support for young people. Through dissemination days on mobility opportunities, as well as meetings aimed at the authorities, this entity raises awareness of the importance of an international and professional European experience in these generations. To complement this professional experience, Finnova manages the training platform “EU TRAINING PLATFORM” through which it offers courses on European institutions and project funding tools inside and outside the European Union. An example of these European funds, in which Finnova has a wide experience, is the LIFE environment programme whose 30th anniversary is this 2022.

Moving forward Europe and the 2030 Agenda

The foundation is committed to the involvement of young people in the political and social life of Europe through projects of the ERASMUS+ programme that it implements. MOV-EU, OPORTUNITATS-UE aims to integrate young people into European political life. Likewise, other projects such as DESTINE address inclusion as a key pillar in this generation.

In addition, Finnova’s interest in training on Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda is demonstrated in the YOU & EU and BRIDGE 2030 projects. Both set up activities that motivate young people to participate in local political life, integrating sustainability and European vision.

International Mobility Programmes

Thanks to the mobility programmes promoted by Finnova such as Talentium Jaén, the Dipu te Eurobeca, the Plan Hebe: Eurobecas or Genius de Tarragona, the young people have made a high-performance stay of between 5 and 7 months in institutions such as the Departments of Employment, Education and Culture of the Spanish Embassy, KIC Innoenergy, embassies around the world, Microsoft, the CEOE, the UNED or the EFE news agency, among many others, and have had the continuous support of the Finnova office in Brussels through individual mentoring to develop the projects of the scholarship holders according to their professional concerns.

The foundation will remain committed to the training of young people, providing them with the experience and knowledge they need to develop their skills and competencies in the working environment to which they aspire. In addition, they are provided with tools that will enable them to face the challenges of the world they have yet to discover, deconstruct and reconstruct, as indispensable agents of change.


About Finnova

Finnova is a foundation working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at EU level. Based in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all EU countries. Finnova’s experience in leading European project communication and dissemination activities is combined with a strong proven track record in start-ups and business support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and ceremonial event selection and awarding.  

About EU – Training Platform

EU – Training Platform is an e-learning training platform, which offers a wide variety of courses, always based on European backgrounds. The learning methodology combines interactive games, tutorials and constant support throughout the training. Upon completion, you have the possibility of an official certificate issued by Finnova.

About MOV – EU

The project – MOV Youth Movement Alfafarense for the empowerment of democratic participation in EUrope – is a project co-funded by the European Union, in the framework of the Youth Participation Activities of the Erasmus + Programme, whose main objective is to bring European policies closer to the municipal context and to involve young people in the political life of the municipality. Giving young people the capacity to debate and propose the future they envision for their municipality, together with experts and decision-makers at local, regional, national and European level.


Project co-funded by the European Union, in the framework of the Youth Participation Activities of the Erasmus+ Programme, whose main objective is to bring the youth of Bétera closer to the business environment. The project seeks cooperation between the figure of Youth Correspondents and the Young Promises Programme (JOPRO), given the coincidence between the values and objectives of both initiatives and aims to link them with the political sphere of the municipality, thus promoting the participation and representation of youth in decision-making at municipal level, and in turn, promote a policy rich in opinions, views and voice of the youth group.

About YOU & EU

Project co-funded by the European Union, in the framework of the Youth Participation Activities of the Erasmus + Programme. The intention is to nurture young people with positive exchange of experiences and good practices. To promote the dissemination of the role of the EU in providing young people with employment, training and mobility opportunities. Empowering their participation in political life at all levels, improving their channels of communication with the political sphere, creating international networks with other young people in the EU and promoting European democratic life.


DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment (DESTINE) aims to respond to the challenge of raising the issues of diversity and tolerance within the online learning environment, with the objective of developing the skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and mentors in this area.


Building bridges between youth, Benaguasil and the 2030 Agenda. Project co-funded by the European Union, in the framework of the Youth Participation Activities of the Erasmus+ Programme, whose main objective will be to bring the 2030 Agenda closer to the youth of Benaguasil. Youth will be equipped with skills and tools to debate and propose the future they want for their municipality together with experts and decision makers at local, regional, national and European level. The aim is to involve youth in the political life of the municipality. Leading and promoting activities in the municipality and defending the rights and objectives of young people.


The GENIUS programme is a project promoted by the Tarragona Provincial Council that promotes, through professional training stays abroad, the integration into the labour market of unemployed people with a university degree or higher vocational training. With a monthly financial endowment of 9,300 euros for the 7 months of the programme, the areas of professionalisation cover areas such as communication, tourism, information management, agriculture, culture and cooperation projects and networks in the European Union.


The sixth edition of the Talentium programme, developed by the Provincial Council of Jaén, within the Employment and Enterprise Plan for the Province of Jaén has 25 scholarships consisting of internships in public or private European entities according to the personalised training itinerary adapted to the training and preferences of the young people. The scholarship has a duration of 5 months from January 2022 and represents a first professional contact in Brussels with the European Union and aims to train young people who can return to Jaén to help territorial development with the management of Next Generation EU funds in municipalities, business associations and third sector. The total budget of the call amounts to €168,750 and the financial endowment for each young person is €6,750. Some of them, in a second phase, will be able to complete their training with internships in European institutions before the return of talent programme.

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