ToT and Coaching for Futue Entrepreneurship Ambass..
ToT and Coaching for Futue Entrepreneurship Ambassadors
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: Sep 30, 2016
The “ToT and Coaching for Future Entrepreneurship Ambassadors” project is the collaboration result of 11 European partner organizations, having various approaches in working with young people: 6 NGO’s helping different target groups to reach their personal and business goals, 3 foundations, which one of them a university, that have vast experience in teaching young people in very diverse sectors, one informal group of young people and one civil association organized as a hubs for young people with interest about entrepreneurship.
The partnership developed is meant for the partners to gain expertise to help them build their capacity, being sustainable and scale, and to develop innovative and easy to share practices (the CEFE Methodology) for youth entrepreneurial training programs around Europe.
The methodology will be acquired by the planned activities and it is based on the global experience of testing it and implementing around four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and South America). The methodology will be disseminated to partner organization societies, universities, business incubators, foundations and local or state governments, willing to design entrepreneurship training programs or run business trainings for their constituents. To assure transferability and sustainability we will develop a support service for those who want better to implement and use the methodology.
The project team will be made of 11 partners from different European countries - Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Spain, Macedonia and Turkey. There will be 2 staff members from the coordinator organization, LIFOS group, 2 master trainers from Macedonian sending organization, 22 main beneficiaries from all 11 partners, and 20 people from Turkey who will be final beneficiaries of business skills training, provided by the team. The mentioned team are having experience in creating and developing different training programs and in working with young entrepreneurs, as trainers, educational, service or product designers, youth workers, facilitators, business coaches or consultants, networkers and partnership developers, program and project managers or developers, innovators, or strategists.
The flow of activities will consist in three main type of activities: (1) Training of trainers, (2) Coached training “Become an Entrepreneur” and (3) Evaluation activity for future trainers. They are designed to reach the objectives of the project: - Increase participants’ competence in state of the art of CEFE methodology application; - Enhance familiarity with methodology recent tools and exercises and develop the ability to create new exercises and training programs; - Observation and certification of participants for becoming licensed CEFE trainers who will work nationally and internationally; -Strengthen the capacities of NGOs in the process of taking actions for tackling the growing youth unemployment; - Increase awareness of the value and importance of youth participation as a form of active engagement in the society, through boosting the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and creativity; - Strengthening the CEFE network organizations through Europe and partner countries; - Build common ideas and projects for multiplying events;
To reach the results and objectives, project will use CEFE methodology. That stands for Competency based Economies, Formation of Enterprise and is a comprehensive set of training instruments using action-oriented and experiential learning methods to develop and enhance the business management and personal competences of a wide range of target groups, mostly in the context of income and employment generation and economic growth.
The project will impact the participating organizations, in the first place, by raising their capacity to deliver entrepreneurship trainings, performance measured by the number of trainees and enterprises developed each year, their generated revenue and the national and international initiatives for promoting entrepreneurship. Also, we expect that this project will raise the awareness and credibility of the organizations involved and open the door for new international collaborations on similar topics. Moreover, the dissemination workshops hosted by other similar organizations will help and inspire them to create better training processes. Finally, we will create an easy to use entrepreneurship program that will ensure the knowledge transfer for any interested organization, by the support service created will help other youth educational programs to be born, grow and scale, thus promoting youth entrepreneurship training programs, as a key tool in tackling unemployment, across Europe.
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