Change Laboratory: Second Floor
Start date: Dec 1, 2012,
''Change Laboratory: Second Floor'' is a platform where 28 young third sector representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Georgia and Russia will meet in Struga, Macedonia and carry out a collaborative learning activity by questioning current ways of thinking, analyzing and modeling social entrepreneurship ventures, and conducting thought and action experiments concerning possible changes in their communities. Main aim of this 7-days training course is to promote active participation of young people and to contribute to developing the capabilities of civil society organizations in the youth field through gathering knowledge in social entrepreneurship area and through development of competencies essential for initiation of social entrepreneurship activities. Encouraging self-initiative and developing the capability to analyze obstacles and opportunities within a social sector and to identify potential strategies to effect change are other important objectives of the project.Program is based on the experiential learning model and focuses on developing entrepreneurship and leadership skills, on building understanding of creativity and innovations to meet genuine community needs and gain enhanced sense of responsibility to the communities in which we live. The first part of the course introduces trends, actualities, fresh ideas and best practices in social entrepreneurship. Through the program participants are expected to create a community project with potential to stimulate transformations and improvements in their chosen area, whether that is education, health care, economic development, environment, arts or any other social field - participants will develop plans for local or international social entrepreneurship entities or innovative projects, partnerships or other arrangements that would have a positive impact on social outcomes.
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