Search for European Projects

YW - Young Social Entrepreneurs
Start date: Mar 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

32 youth workers and youth leaders from 4 countries (Norway, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey) will participate in the 10-day international training course “Young Social Entrepreneurs” which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from 29 August to 7 September 2016.Over the past two decades, the citizen sector has discovered what the business sector learned long ago: There is nothing as powerful as a new idea in the hands of a first-class entrepreneur.Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions.Social entrepreneurs often seem to be possessed by their ideas, committing their lives to changing the direction of their field. They are visionaries, but also realists, and are ultimately concerned with the practical implementation of their vision above all else.Social entrepreneurs present user-friendly, understandable, and ethical ideas that engage widespread support in order to maximize the number of citizens that will stand up, seize their idea, and implement it. Leading social entrepreneurs are mass recruiters of local changemakers— role models proving that citizens who channel their ideas into action can do almost anything.Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions to change society for the better. While a business entrepreneur might create entirely new industries, a social entrepreneur develops innovative solutions to social problems and then implements them on a large scale.Youth workers working directly with young people in deprived rural and urban areas are uniquely positioned to inspire youth to become social entrepreneurs in their communities.The international training course “Young Social Entrepreneurs” aims to train and equip youth workers and youth leaders working directly with young people in deprived rural and urban areas with essential social entrepreneurial tools, methods and skills to enable them to contribute to tackling of local social problems through quality youth work that promotes social entrepreneurship and empowerment among local youth.The training course will be based on non formal learning methods and principles, intercultural dialogue and communication including group discussions, interactive presentations, participant’s lead workshops, team work,etc. The methodology of the project will stimulate active participation, sense of initiative and involvement of the learners. It aims to create a learning space with better self-awareness and awareness of the needs and goals of the groups of young people they work with to enhance the results of the learning process and give birth to high quality projects led by the participants in the future. The project aims to reveal the value of the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for youth empowerment and raise awareness about Youthpass tool for supporting young people harness skills and personal growth through self-reflection and learning documentation.Objectives of the training course:-Introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship as a tool for tackling local social problems in deprived rural and urban areas.-Learn to use youth work to empower youngsters to start their social enterprises-Learn about applying practical, innovative and sustainable approaches to benefit society in general, with an emphasis on those who are marginalized and poor.-Learn how to achieve large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a new invention, a different approach, a more rigorous application of known technologies or strategies, or a combination of these-Learn to use Youthpass and the Key Competences to support young people through creative process of skill harnessing, self-reflection and documentation of the personal learning process.-Develop quality youth mobility projects to be applied under Erasmus+ Programme.-Develop and publish online the “Booklet for Social Entrepreneurship Focused Youth Work with Young People with Fewer Opportunities in Deprived Rural and Urban Areas”
Up2Europe Ads



3 Partners Participants