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Start it up! a start up training course in youth work on social entrepreneurship
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Sep 1, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The international training course “START IT UP! a start-up training course in youth work on social entrepreneurship” aims at empowering and building up the competences of young people and multipliers/activists in youth work to initiate and run social initiatives and projects based on community needs. The event will take place from June 13th – 20th of 2015 in Iceland. It will involve 24 youth workers and young people from Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the Netherlands, as well as two support staff (Iceland) and two trainers (Iceland and Austria). OBJECTIVES (*) to get to know each other and to learn from each other on all levels (*) to explore how to meet community needs (*) to build up competences and practice tools in the area of social entrepreneurship, managing people and commitment, and project management (*) to identify follow‐up activities APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY The training course will be based on the specific needs of the participants and will be highly participatory. There will only be few frontal lectures, the main part of the training course will be delivered in the form of practical sessions implemented by the participants in a learning-by-doing fashion. The trainers will take care of creating a supportive and safe learning environment, where participants are encouraged and coached while mastering challenges that contribute to their personal, professional and organisational development. Special attention is paid to making the learning points of the training course relevant, sustainable and transferable, eg by giving ample room for reflection and assessment, by producing exhaustive documentation and by providing templates and guidance for tailor-made development and action plans. All issues will be dealt with examples from, reference to and relevance for Youth in Action projects. KEYWORDS/TAGS non-formal education, training course, quality of support systems, management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation & creativity, participation, active citizenship, learning to learn, key competencies, employability

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