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Take Initiative! Youth Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Jul 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Praxis Europe Erasmus+ Youth Project: Take Initiative! Youth Entrepreneurship Training of Trainers The project’s main objective is to train youth workers in developing young people’s initiative and entrepreneurship skills, thus developing their youth work competences, increasing quality of their work and strengthening the capacity of their organisations. The project is set in the context of Erasmus+ Programme’s general objective (renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field) as well as specific objectives of the Programme in the field of youth (improving the level of key competences and skills of young people). The project’s aim will be achieved through a high quality, structured non-formal educational programme with the following objectives: - Fostering young people’s young people’s entrepreneurship, including sharing and analysing successful examples of young people’s initiatives implemented for the benefit of their communities and their peers - Fostering young people’s creativity and problem-solving skills - Developing young people’s individual values: sense of responsibility and initiative, trust, confidence, knowledge of own limits and creativity; - Developing an informal network of Entrepreneurship Champions helping young people to take initiative in their lives and to grow their own ideas into action The project, including two training courses, will involve a total of 70 participants (35 learners for each course) and 10 staff. Participant profile: youth workers and youth leaders, motivated to foster creativity and entrepreneurship of young people. Project activities, based on the principles of non-formal education, include team-building, simulations, debates, working groups, evaluation sessions and performances, site and project visits as well as Youthpass self-reflection and debriefing workshops. The project’s results, and main impact will be the increased competence of participants (youth workers) in using theatre tools for youth entrepreneurship, and the increased capacity of partner organisations’ to organise activities for young people across Europe. Long-term benefits of the project include increased creativity and entrepreneurship of young people in partner countries. The project will be held in Birmingham, UK and Tirana, Albania, in June – July 2015.
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