STEPS IN - Steps in innovation and networking
Start date: Dec 1, 2012,
The current project proposal aims at addressing the following objectives of the call for proposals:« Promoting long-term and sustainable cooperation between youth organisations from' Programme and Partner countries in the field of social entrepreneurship and proposing innovative practices for youth employment;» Promoting non-formal education and sharing good practices and tools how to apply it in youth work;«> Contributing to the process of development of quality youth policies and services with a special focus on any type of socially excluded young people in Partner countries, based on the European experience in the field;o Developing a network of youth organisations and other relevant stakeholders from Programme and Partner countries aimed at promoting the exchange of experience and good practices in the field of sustainable social growth including social entrepreneurship;β Building up the capacity of youth organisations from Partner countries with the purpose of contributing towards the process of youth empowerment and active participation through employment.« Stimulating the mobility of excluded groups of young people and youth workers with the purpose of extending their points of view and suggesting models of youth employment.Activities foreseen ■—Traming and devetepment of tailor modo prog-pamrws-» Local trainings on social entrepreneurship and creativityo Creativity Awarde Final conferenceo Development of Final publicationo Promotion and visibilityVenue(s): Bulgaria, Nepal, Mexico, Vietnam, Portugal, Latvia, Kenya, The NetherlandsNumber of participants: 355Concise description of the outputs (tangible results)» A 15 day of training event organised in Bulgaria, including a 3 day module on non-formal education, a 3 day module on creativity, a 3 day module for social entrepreneurship, a 3 day module of study visits and 3 day module of working groups developing tailor-made programmes for local trainings in the Partner countries.• A 4-5 day of local training courses in each Partner country on social entrepreneurship and creativity (Vietnam, Nepal, Kenya, Mexico).« At least 4 most creative, well-planned and feasible project ideas will be selected and awarded and will be implemented locally.» Toolkits of tailor-made programmes and methodologies on social entrepreneurship and creativity will be developed and printed out in 1500 copies.« A number of promotional materials designed and produced (2000 copies of brochures, 1000 posters, 150 T-shirts).β At least 6 publications and/or broadcasts in media channels promoting and providing information about the project ideas and activities.«> Afinal conference held in Latvia attended by 14 international participants and at least 12 Latvians.During the implementation of the project a final publication will be developed and published in the follow-up phase in both paper and electronic version. It will be published on partners' websites and will provide permanent information on the methods, tools and approaches that could be used to stimulate active participation, social inclusion, creativity and social entrepreneurship. The publication will be disseminated in other partnership networks as well, The publication will be open for updates and will contain helpful pieces of advice for youth workers and young people on how to create alternative forms of social entrepreneurship. Contacts of all partners in the network will be published there in order to provide easy accessible information about potential partners for future common activities.A powerful tool for disseminating the project results is the already built platform www.steps4nqos.net ,which the partners will further develop and utilise as it will serve as a space for interaction and sharingresources.
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