Empowering Youth To Become Social Innovators
Start date: Oct 1, 2015,
End date: Jun 30, 2017
The 21 months partnership project named "Empowering youth to become social innovators" aims at promoting youth initiative in the area of community welfare, and more specifically at development of entrepreneurial mind and social innovation. This is realizing a long term mission to contribute to the recognition of youth achievement as an important condition of better access to the job market. Realized by a Czech youth organization DYNAMA and an Estonian NGO Youth Club Active, the project will offer the participants, youth aged 16 - 21, a chance to develop knowledge, skills and experience important for becoming a social innovation promoter. The project activities will take place in Brno and Tallinn from October 2015 to the end of June 2017. There will be two sustainable social innovation models developed by youth participants to address a need of a chosen target group representing the disabled and the economically and socially excluded. Their featuring stories will be captured by animations. The project activities will include a transnational seminar, a number of intellectual outputs and a final multiplier event - a symposium. The new key knowledge will be shared widely by participant’s video blogs. The project outcomes will be promoted and disseminated by various PR and marketing tools including social media posts, newsletters, visuals, strips, articles and street art objects to effectively target a wide young audience as well as those with special needs. There will also be public debates run to collect public feedback on the potential of the youth in the area of community welfare. The main methodology outcome will be the social innovation cook book - a useful reference material for potential brave young innovators. Non formal learning methodology will be applied in all learning activities. By sharing project results internationally, both partnering organizations hope to attract wider international interest for a future transnational partnership on youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship.
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