Talloires Network Connects is a Community of Practice platform for individuals and organizations involved in projects supported by the Talloires Network. The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. TN Connects provides a space for members of the Talloires Network to exchange knowledge and highlight their work.
The Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI) is an important part of the Talloires Network. The aim of YEPI is to apply the extensive expertise and person power of university civic engagement programs to tackle the youth employment crisis. TN Connects helps meet this aim by allowing partners to demonstrate, document, and disseminate best practices for university-community partnerships that promote economic participation of educated youth.
YEPI supports entrepreneurship programs in eight universities around the world, whose blogs are highlighted on the site’s “YEPI 8” section. TN Connects seeks to better understand the elements that make each university program successful and sustainable, and more importantly, how that knowledge can best be harvested and leveraged to enhance employability and entrepreneurism in university students.