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Training Course USEE+: Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+

Dates: 4-10 November 2018

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 29th August 2018 

The aim of this tc is to create awareness about social economy & social enterprises, appreciate the role of social entrepreneurship and inspire participants to create a vision where their passion and desire for change meets self-employability.

General Description

What does Gandhi have to do with social entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is gaining increasing attention, driven by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. The global economy and national GDPs rely more each time on social economy and the proposal of ethical business based on transparency, sustainability, and tangible and intangible profits and benefits for all stakeholders.

The aim of the course is to create awareness about social economy and social enterprises, appreciate the role of social entrepreneurship that creates social change, deepen participants understanding of the world around them, and to inspire them to create a vision where their passion and desire for change meets self-employability.

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”.

Objectives
● Understand what social entrepreneurship is and its relation to sustainable development.
● Explore different social enterprise approaches and identify different models through showcasing and local study visits.
● Learn about the social impact of social enterprises.
● Create a social enterprise business plan.
● Explore Erasmus+ for entrepreneurial education and source of social enterprises starting point.
● Acquire practical tools for social entrepreneurs (needs analysis using the ‘problem tree method’, business plan development through the ‘business model canvas’, pitching tools.
● Develop competencies, necessary for social entrepreneurs, such as cooperation, risk taking, sense of initiative, leadership, communication, teamwork, creative thinking and innovation for idea generation and problem solving.

The methodology used will be based on principles of non-formal and experiential learning with an emphasis on the experiential learning cycle of Kolb.

Participants will be invited to a safe and comfortable space to express, experiment, interact and participate according to their personality and learning preference. In this way, we seek to maximize the learning outcomes but also the motivation and inspiration to engage with social and solidarity economy.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Note for sending NAs: This tc is covered from TCA 2018 budget.

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Phone: +357-22402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Using Social Economy for Erasmus.pdf

Contact for questions:

Stella Rousou

E-Mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.