Start date: May 18, 2015,
End date: Dec 17, 2015
The "Entrepreneurial Ideas" is a multilateral youth exchange under the "Erasmus +" framework that will be held in the town of Eforie Nord, Constanta, Romania from 17 to 27 September 2015.
During 10 days, 43 young people and 7 group leaders from different EU countries (Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey) will meet to exchange experiences, to learn and to focus on concrete actions about entrepreneurship.
Each country will be represented by 7 young participants aged between 18 and 30 years and 1 group leader with no age limit, except of Romania which will include in the national group 8 participants (18-30) and 2 group leaders . This will be necessary for a better implementation of the project and to achieve the objectives in a efficient way.
The aim of the project is to increase the level of knowledge, skills and competencies in youth entrepreneurship for 43 young people aged from 18 to 30 years under the guidance of 7 group leaders (no age limit) coming from the 6 participating countries for a 10 days youth exchange.
It is worth mentioning that among the 43 participants (excluding the group leaders), the project aims to involve 8 young people who face fewer opportunities from the economic pont of view and at least 10 other young people with fewer opportunities in terms the cultural / social / geographical / educational.
The project goals will be achieved through the following specific objectives:
SO1. Raising the awareness for 43 participants and 7 group leaders on the need to promote and develop entrepreneurship in the current economic context.
SO2. Raising the awareness of the participants from the 6 participating countries about the importance of young entrepreneurs and their role in shaping the future of European society.
SO3. Encourage participants to develop entrepreneurial ideas by involving young people with fewer opportunities.
SO4. Writing of concrete business plans (start-up) in a multicultural environment.
SO5. Developing and encouraging the solidarity and tolerance among young people, in particular to strengthen social cohesion in the EU.
SO6. Creating a network for future collaboration between the project partners.
Project activities supports the achievement of the project objectives; thus, they argue active participation of youth in generating ideas for entrepreneurship using non-formal education methods, informing young people about entrepreneurship ideas existing in other EU countries, creating business plans, promoting participative attitude of young people to develop ideas to increase participation of young people with fewer opportunities, and promoting "Erasmus +" Programme.
Specifically, during the youth exchange each country involved in this youth exchange must have/present at least one idea / example of good practice in entrepreneurship in the origin country and also have to organize a creative workshop about entrepreneurship.
Moreover, we propose the final drafting of feasible business plans. Thus, the activities listed above meets the current needs among young people: the need / desire for active participation in the labor market, the importance of entrepreneurship in the current economic context and awareness of the role of young entrepreneurs in shaping future European society.
We also want that after-acquired informations and competences during this youth exchange, the young people can develop entrepreneurial initiatives that can be put into practice by starting a small business (start-up); In this way, the project can contribute to the sustainable development of the community in which they are coming from.
The non-formal methods proposed in the activities are designed to support the promotion of active citizenship among young people, to develop participatory attitude, to support the process of reflection, promote tolerance, intercultural differences to support integration during development of common understanding between young people and support and the cooperation and creation. The non-formal methods include activities like: verbal and non-verbal communication, visual communication, written communication.
Also, in the end, the young people whowill participate in this youth exchange will receive Youthpass Certificate; this certificate will recognize the skills and competencies acquired through active participation in project activities.
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