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EUROMED Express"16: Social Entrepreneurship and Culture of Peace
Start date: Mar 14, 2016, End date: Dec 13, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project title: EUROMED Express "16: Social Entrepreneurship and Culture of PeaceActivity Dates: 15-20/08/2016 plus 2 days of traveling.Venue: Istanbul, TurkeyCountry involved: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Slovenia, Albania, BiH, Serbia, Macedonia, Palestine, Egytp, Tunisia, Italy and Hungary.Participants: N. 33 Youth workers engaged with different groups of young people in many different ways – through socialmovements, youth organizations and associations, by faith groups, the non-governmental sector and national, regional and localyouth policy.THE PROJECTThe TC links both social entrepreneurship and peace education, providing participants will key concept and practical tools that can be integrated in their work with other young people. Participants will be encouraged to learn from each other, debate in round-table discussion, share experiences and work approaches from different cultures and social backgrounds. In a practical part, participants will be engaged to successfully turn personal and common ideas into social entrepreneurship projects that responds to their community’s needs.OBJECTIVESOverall objective is to nourish a new generation of youth workers, as active citizens able to play a key role in the sustainable development of their community and to effect concrete social change in the Euro-Mediterranean societies in transition.Specific objectives are:- To equip youth workers with knowledge, employable skills and creative tools related to peace education and social entrepreneurship that can be integrated in their work with other young people.-To promote social entrepreneurship as a tool for social transformation and sustainable development.- To develop a cross-cultural understanding of different youth work experiences in both European and Mediterranean countries.- To facilitate opportunities for networking and partnerships between youth workers and organizations in EU and Mediterranean countries.METHODOLOGY- Peer and cooperative learning, including group work, creative brainstorming, role play, buzz groups- Experiential learning and "learning by doing"- Reciprocal Maieutic Approach: RMA- Entrepreneurship education and lateral thinking- Forum theatre- Overall the four pillars of learning of UNESCO: Learning to know, Learning to do, Learning to be, Learning to live together.RESULTS- 33 Youth workers equipped with new competences related to culture of peace and social entrepreneurship. - Thesecompetences will be beneficial for their own (future) business or in their youth work, while also helping young people become moreaware of self-employment as a career option.- Consortium: increased experience in a international partnership.LONG TERM BENEFITS- Youth workers engaged to develop new social business ideas to create positive change in the Euro-Mediterrenean region.- New projects and partnership in the youth field.
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