ToT-Developing entrepreneurial skills at young peo..
ToT-Developing entrepreneurial skills at young people and organisations
Start date: May 16, 2016,
End date: Jan 15, 2017
Poverty and social exclusion, aging population, youth unemployment, increasing division between rich and poor, environmental issues and a migrant crisis are the main societal challenges what Europe faces today. Without help of NGOs many of these problems will be difficult to solve. At the same time financial problems force a growing number of organisations search for new ways to be sustainable. One of the most effective ways is social entrepreneurship, what also opens to NGOs new direction of their work – they can involve young people including those with fewer opportunities into social entrepreneurship, help young people to confront the unemployment through running their own enterprises as well as to get needed competencies for funding a job. The 2-step training for trainers on social entrepreneurship “ToT-Developing entrepreneurial skills at young people and organisations” will gather 29 trainers and youth workers from 10 different Programme and Partner countries. The main objectives of the project are: 1) To get participants familiar with the concept of social entrepreneurship and the main competences relevant for social entrepreneurship. 2) To develop the essential entrepreneurial skills at trainers. 3) To provide trainers with the tools and methods on how to develop the idea of a social enterprise, open and run it. 4) To equip trainers with the tools and methods for trainings and projects on social entrepreneurship for NGOs and young people including those with fewer opportunities and how to develop their entrepreneurial skills. 5) To promote diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common values of freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights. 6) To explore practical ways of reaching young people with fewer opportunities including refuges, asylum seekers and migrants, promoting fundamental values of our society among them and enhancing media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative of young people. The ToT will consist of three activities. The first part of the long-term project – the training course – will concentrate on 1) the understanding of social entrepreneurship and essential competencies for it; 2) problems’ and needs’ analyse; 3) Design Thinking; 4) Business Model canvas and Lean canvas; 5) support structures for entrepreneurs and funding opportunities; 6) understanding and designing of workshops in frame of Non-formal education. Among specific methods the trainers will work with are Design thinking, Business model and Lean canvas, letter to cyclops, elevator pitch, SMART, Mission and Vision etc. Participants will work on development of a social enterprise on the base of their sending NGO or new trainings/projects/activities in the topics of social entrepreneurship. At home they will work under the trainers’ mentoring on conducting the activities on social entrepreneurship for NGOs and young people and opening social enterprises on their sending NGOs’ based. The third activity – the training course will gather the same participants and will cover: 1) effective communication: teamwork and meeting management; 2) business plan; 3) managing finances; 4) human resources 5) marketing and promotion; 6) systemising and scaling of a social enterprise. The main results of the project will be: 1) Development and conducting of new projects, trainings and activities for young people including those with fewer opportunities on social entrepreneurship. 2) Opening of social enterprises on the base of the participants’ NGOs or other NGOs and involvement young people into work in them, opening social enterprises by young people. 3) Development and conducting activities for young people including those with fewer opportunities for promotion diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common values of freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights and enhancing media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative of young people, for prevention violent radicalisation of young people. Potential longer term benefits: 1) Increased number of trainers and youth workers who are competent in the topic of social entrepreneurship. 2) Increased number of projects and activities on social entrepreneurship for young people including young people with fewer opportunities and NGOs. 3) Increased number of social enterprises opened on the base of NGOs and involvement young people into them. 4) Increased number of social enterprises opened by young people. 5) Decreased the youth unemployment rate and enhanced employability and improved career prospects of young people including those with fewer opportunities. 6) Involvement into NGOs’ activities and social life young people with fewer opportunities including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. 7) Increased promotion of fundamental values of our society, enhanced media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative of young people. As a result – prevented of violent radicalisation of young people.
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