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Developing Entrepreneurial Abilities Laboratory
Start date: 01 Feb 2016, End date: 31 May 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project DEAL – Developing Entrepreneurial Abilities Laboratory - aims to gather youth workers, youth leaders and young people with entrepreneurial spirit in order to empower young people and motivate them to find their passion in life and turn it into action. We aim to create a safe learning environment where young people will be able to learn and experiment with ideas, methods, skills and tools bringing them closer to innovative entrepreneurship. Special emphasis will be given on developing their key competences. The project aims to ensure an entrepreneurial approach to solving social and environmental problems in Greece and Ireland and to encourage and support the development of a new generation of social entrepreneurs. The DEAL consists two training events: The first training will last 6 days, 27 June – 2 July 2016, with 26 participants from the two countries plus 2 trainers and 2 facilitators. The venue will be Tipperary IrelandThe second training will last 6 days, 08-13 September 2016, with 26 participants from the two countries plus 2 trainers and 2 facilitators. The venue will be Florina, Greece The learning objectives of this project are:- To boost entrepreneurial mindsets of young people;- To equip youngsters out of the market with new competences and increase the quality of youth work;- To raise awareness for the importance of innovation and creativity in the development of their skills;- To empower participants to act as multipliers of good practices and disseminate relevant information and skills to involved stakeholders;- To explore possibilities for future cooperation among participants and partner organizations- To become inspired social entrepreneur or change-maker; At the end of the project it is expected to have concrete ideas for social ventures, to create on-line platform (blog) for mapping the social entrepreneurship opportunities in the countries part of this project and to continue the cooperation and networking between the participant. In future we want to gather again and to know how the development of the ideas goes and what the young people need – directly support the early stage development of these social entrepreneurs by providing a range of supports that include financial investment, technical training, peer networking, mentoring or links to other social entrepreneur networks.This project will be based on non-formal education. In brief, the following working methods will be devised:- Plenary discussions for sharing and exchange of views, thoughts, ideas, etc.- Multimedia presentations, for information transmission and theoretical analysis.- Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role playing, simulation games, exercises)- Simulation exercises for skills development- Participants' workshops- Work in small groups for the sake of sharing and developing cooperation.- Workshops for detailed exploration of specific issues (such as learning styles, personal development plan, job interview, tools etc).- Reflecting on the methods and their impacts, on the power and limits of NFE
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