Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice 2018 – Forum on the environmental dimension of social entrepreneurship
Dates: 27 November – 1 December 2018
Venue: Budapest, Hungary
Application deadline: 16th September 2018
“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sector event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship among young people.
The “Towards Collaborative Practice” (TCP) Community has been growing and inspiring the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation since the first conference burst out of Malmö, Sweden in 2015. The second edition of the TCP Forum, focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship, took place in the beautiful city of Lecce Italy in 2016. The third chapter followed in Liverpool United Kingdom, at the beginning of 2018, which sought to grow and collaborate further by sharing ideas across the Youth and Vocational Education sectors.
Now it’s your turn to join the community in the fourth TCP Forum to take place in Budapest Hungary. This edition’s focus will be environmental consciousness in social entrepreneurship. The whole event is influenced by its theme, environmental awareness – including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always an opportunity to select an environmentally friendly option.
Aim and approach of the TCP Project:
The aim of the TCP project is to build an international network of like-minded people, projects, ideas and experiences of social entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on Erasmus+ opportunities. The TCP Forum is an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social entrepreneurship, explore new opportunities and build a cross-sectoral platform for cooperation on innovative projects and initiatives.
The upcoming Forum will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between Erasmus+ formal and non-formal sectors as well as (social) business on everything related to social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial learning, with a particular focus on environment and ecology.
Based on non-formal learning approaches which encourage your active participation with room for sharing good practice and expressing yourself, the forum will be an exciting mix of expert inputs, interactive workshops, group coaching sessions, field visits and many more.
A novelty of this chapter of the TCP Forum is the introduction of the group coaching method. This session offers you unlimited opportunities to discover the social entrepreneur in you. Professional group coaches will support your real individual development with the help of others on given topics will be appearing on the conference in the moment by you.
More information about the project and previous editions can be found here.
Objectives of the TCP 2018 Forum Hungary:
1. To encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building among the actors of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem;
2. To raise awareness of and promote the environmental dimension of social entrepreneurship;
3. To offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices;
4. To use social enterprise as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills;
5. To encourage creativity, innovation, participation, diversity and social inclusion of young people;
6. To provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social entrepreneurship.
Venue and duration
The event will take place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest Hungary, from 28 to 30 November 2018 (three full working days).
Participants will need to arrive on 27 November in the afternoon and depart in the morning of 1 December.
We are looking for 80 participants with the following professional backgrounds: associations of cooperatives; employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (Chambers of Commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture capitalists etc.); formal education representatives; foundations; local and regional administration representatives; policy-makers; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers.
Participation costs will be covered by your Erasmus+ National Agency.
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.
Info for sending NAs: All costs for this activity should be financed by TCA 2018
Hungarian NA for ERASMUS+ Youth – Tempus Public Foundation – National Agency
Agenzia nazionale per i giovani – NA Italy
Agencia Nacional Espanola de la Juventud (INJUVE) – NA Spain
Ecorys UK – NA UK
European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) – NA Malta
The Centre for European Union Education and Youth Programmes – NA Turkey
For additional information please: Download the Application form
Available downloads: Programme TCP Forum.pdf
Contact for questions:
TCP Forum Hungary team