Life skills are not something new; they are a set of basic skills that enable us to effectively manage the challenges of daily life. They include critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, the ability to communicate and collaborate, along with personal and social responsibility.

Schools and vocational education and training (VET) institutions are uniquely placed to play a key role in promoting and sustaining young people’s emotional and social health as part of their role in providing a rounded quality education and helping students develop into successful adults.

We are therefore delighted to announce the launch of our Life Skills programme for schools and VET institutions in Greece in co-operation with the Manpower Employment Organisation, Directorate for Initial Vocational Education & Training, following approval from the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, and with the support of HSBC.

Life Skills Competition 2020–21: Developing Social Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to all the teams who took part in this year’s competition and to all the participants who supported the Life Skills 2020–21 programme with their excellent presentations and original ideas!

The winners of the Life Skills Competition 2020–21 are:

Honorary Distinctions

The eight finalists (in random order) were:

Watch the Final

The winners were announced on Thursday 27 May 2021 at the grand final, which took place online – watch the video recording on our Facebook page

Find out more about the programme

Visit the pages below for details of how to get involved in the programme, and information about the mentoring sessions and this year’s competition.