'Occupiamoci!' ('Let’s do it!') is a national tender, now in its second edition, whose goal is to foster the job placement of young people between the ages of 16 and 29 through social enterprise, promoting an inclusive job market with minor gaps in a social, cultural, geographical, generational and gender context. This project, promoted by Fondazione Mission Bambini, Fondazione Canali Onlus, Fondazione San Zen, the Unicredit Foundation and Manageritalia Milano, Gruppo Volontariato Professionale (a professional volunteer group).
After the success of the first edition, thanks to which more than 100 young people throughout Italy were placed in jobs, this edition has seen 9 winning 'social business' projects, chosen from more than 200 entries. These new or potential entrepreneurial activities are created and managed by associations and cooperatives, mainly in sectors that are strategic for Italy like food and wine and tourism. The positions created by these initiatives, initially for 35 individuals, can increase over time.
The Agevolando Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop self-sufficiency skills and provide training to youth at the end of their educational careers, who need assistance getting their footing in society.