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Start date: Mar 2, 2015, End date: Aug 1, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project Title: Entrepreneurship as a Chance for European Future (ECEF) Context of the project: Entrepreneurship, Professional activation of young people, Multiculturalism, Development of international co-operation in Europe, The indication of new opportunities Objectives of the project: - Professional activation of young people; - Presentation of entrepreneurship as an opportunity to move closer to Europe and improve the economic situation; - Identify existing opportunities arising from international cooperation, including these on the field of entrepreneurship development; - Utilizing non-formal education to overcome existing intercultural and interfaith barriers; - Enhancing intercultural dialogue and cooperation between four nations; - The promotion of language learning as a way of deepening relations on the European continent. Participants: - Center for Scientic and Cultural Iniciatives PARNAS (Poland) - non-governmental organization - Device Youth Association (Croatia) - non-governmental organization - GAP Gençlik Derneği (Turkey) - non-governmental organization - Educational Initiatives Centre (Ukraine) - non-governmental organization Number of participants: 40 young people from Poland, Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine aged 18-26 years, and group leaders - total: 44 people. Description of activities: "Entrepreneurship as a Chance for European Future" provides improvement of activation of young people entering the labor market whether it is through search of employment or setting up their own business. Participants from EU countries - Polish and Croatian - will serve as a good example for the youth from Turkey and Ukraine, which still aspire to a rapprochement with the European Union. Both co-operation with the latter, as well as the right attitude and awareness of existing opportunities help young Poles and Croats in their every-day life and finding out on labor markets. Our experience and knowledge will be transferred to participants from Turkey and Ukraine, who will promote similar practices in their countries. Through meetings with persons conducting their business, as well as cognitive visits with project partners, all participants will have the opportunity to enrich themselves with new experiences that will motivate them to be active primarily in the broad field of entrepreneurship. Replacement will be all the more important that the panellists will include young people from countries at different stages of economic development, as well as different culturally and religiously. It will, therefore, dimension especially integrating all four countries on many levels. In addition to the development of competencies related to the topic of entrepreneurship participants exchange will also show the positive aspects of a common history and as many similarities in cultures and religions. They will be a good ground for the construction of a sustainable and effective network of young people from all countries participating in the Exchange. It highlights shared values and opportunities that entails coexistence and international cooperation, including the huge role of integration of the European Union, openning up on which can bring Turkey and Ukraine benefits not only to themselves but also to the members of the grouping. Young people who take part in the exchange will be able to confront their existing ideas about Poland, contacts of each country with the other, as well as the European Union, with those having a place in reality, thereby breaking down language and cultural barriers. Methodology: Youth will participate in meetings, seminars, workshops and lectures. They will explore the city and region through organized visits to the most important places of Polish and European culture, as well as by taking part in organized cultural and social events. Discussions and workshops will take place also in the context of visits to companies and meetings with young practices. All activities will be based primarily on non-formal education - participants will be for themselves while students and teachers and will share their knowledge and experience using all available and planned in program tools of informal education. Results / benefits: The main result of the project will be the beginning of the process of building networks of young people, active at different levels in their countries and on the international field of cooperation. They will have sufficient knowledge and competence to take further initiatives which will have to contribute to approximation of all four nations. The project also aims to encourage young people taking part in it to broaden their horizons, personal development through language learning and contact with other cultures. Inspired by their development of entrepreneurship in their communities will allow them to have a positive impact on the economy of countries and regions and their peers, which already has accompanied the fear of taking initiatives.
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