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Training Course: Embodied Entrepreneurship

Dates: 2-10 July 2019

Venue: Homade, Brivezac, France

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: France, Italy, Latvia

Application deadline: 15th May 2019

Training course for those active in the field of youth and education about boosting young people’s active participation, initiative and entrepreneurship with help of body and movement based learning approaches and methods.

General Description

Training course “Embodied Entrepreneurship” is organised within a strategic partnership project called “Embodied Change”. Goal of this partnership is to elaborate innovative body and movement based learning methods for boosting young people’s active participation, initiative and entrepreneurship.

Main theme uniting all the activities of the project is body based learning – its main concepts, principles, approaches and various methods, viewing the physical body as a domain of learning and change.

”Embodied Entrepreneurship” is the second event within the project, and it will gather 22 participants and facilitators from Italy, France and Latvia.

Target Group

”Embodied Entrepreneurship” is a training course for people active in field of youth and education who:

  • work with young people as peer educators, trainers, or leaders of youth organisations and youth groups;
  • are legal residents of Italy, France or Latvia;
  • want to take an action – civic or entrepreneurial – to solve problems in their communities;
  • would like to contribute to creation of new, body and movement based learning and training tools;
  • wish to become more confident, courageous and creative, boost their own initiative, entrepreneurial mindset and social skills;
  • are ready to challenge themselves by trying various movement practices;
  • in the selection of the participants preference will be given to young educators in age from 18 to 25, however, also youth workers and educators of all ages, who have special interest and experience in body and movement based approaches to learning and who would be interested to develp new body and movement based learning tools, are welcome to apply for the course.

Main Themes and Methods

During this training course we will explore topics such as teamwork, empathy, self-awareness, taking risks, ambiguity and change, leadership and power, creativity and innovation and project management.

The training program will include elements from improvisation, dance, bodywork, voice work, theatre, marital arts, meditation and other bodyways. We will work also with writing, storytelling, visual arts and implement a small local initiative on site.

Within these activities participants together with the trainers will also develop and try out new body and movement based learning methods that help to improve competences such as initiative and entrepreneurship and civic competence.

Participants will be also given a time and support to brainstorm and understand how methods created or experienced during the course could be adapted and integrated in their own work with young people.

There will be also one online learning week right before the course and one online learning week within two months after end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

As a participant you will:

  • Experience body and movement based learning process and gain an understanding about main principles and elements of body and movement based approaches to learning and work with communities;
  • Learn concrete body and movement based learning and training methods that can be integrated in your work to boost young people’s initiative, active participation and entrpereneurial skills and attitudes;
  • Contribute to the development of new body and movement based learning and teaching tools for boosting people’s initiative, active participation and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop your own competences, such as initiative and entrepreneurship, social, civic and emotional skills, learning to learn and to assist others in their learning process.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration.

Travel and travel insurance costs will be covered but there are some limits to consider – maximum amount to be reimbursed is:

  • 275€ per person from Italy and Latvia and
  • 180€ per person from France.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed via bank transfer within 4 weeks after the end of the training course.

Participation fee

Participation fee of 30€ is applicable
Fee shouldn’t be an obstacle to participation and on request will be waived for participants who are in difficult financial situation.




Nomadways – Youth NGO


  • Room of Fulfilled Dreams – Youth NGO
  • Teatro Invisibile – Youth NGO

Phone: +37129752136

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Embodied Entrepreneurship.pdf

Contact for questions:

Inese Priedite

E-Mail: info@piepildi.org