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Youth Exchange. Be On T.I.M.E. Cyprus

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Youth Exchange Be On T.I.M.E: Technology, Innovation, Management, Entrepreneurship

Dates: 22 November – 7 December 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

We are looking for 3 participants (17 – 30 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 53 participants coming from: Cyprus, UK, Spain, Greece, The Republic of North Macedonia, France, Spain, Romania and Poland.

Application deadline: 22nd November 2019

Last call for applicants!

The participants will be youngsters, aged 17-30 years, and will come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The project was born to address the need of youngsters to acquire more essential information for their development than is offered in the formal education system.

General Description

Today’s leaders must navigate business issues and interactions that cut across geographical boundaries and cultures. They must inspire conversations, ignite collaboration and integrate multiple perspectives to drive growth and innovation.

Inspiration, firsthand information, advice from accomplished individuals, are the ingredients, which constitute the flesh and bone of success, that are so often overlooked by management scholars.

Be on T.I.M.E puts these ingredients front and centre, allowing you to fraternize with social, practitioners, opinion makers and academic insiders through a set of activities based on Non-Formal education.

The course aims to:
– introduce participants, from a practical perspective, to business problems and challenges in order to get acquainted with actual business situations, problem identification, and problem solving approaches
– engage participants to the business ideas generation processes, assessment methods, and stages of developing business ideas
– support participants toward the preparation of actual demos/prototypes of their business ideas.

During the project participants will engage in real-life business problems, generate business ideas, prepare business plans (working in teams) and also prepare demos/prototypes for their business ideas. They will interact with the instructors and mentors as well as with business practitioners (company executives).

They will use modern learning resources (case studies, software and simulations) and they will compete for a business plan award and a best demo/prototype award.

During the YE project the participants will be under the supervision of the instructors and mentors who will offer knowledge, skills and guidance on education and training activities and provide feedback on performance; and with whom the graduate regularly discusses the progress in her/his activities during the course. “Be on T.I.M.E” Youth Exchange will focus on non-formal education.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

  • Greece, 275 euro

We will reimburse the travel expenses by bank transfer to partner organization accounts after the exchange. In order to make the reimbursement, firstly, dissemination activities will have to be implemented. Also, it is compulsory that you deliver all the necessary documents for us.

If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 30 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Stressball – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course USEE+: Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+

Dates: 18-25 June 2019

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are max. 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th May 2019

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”. What does Gandhi have to do with social entrepreneurship?

General Description

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 competences, 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.

Target Group

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, young people, members of youth social enterprises that are or plan to be engaged within social and solidarity economy. The training course is tailored in a way that can benefit both educational (including youth workers) and social entrepreneurship practitioners who intend to use, multiply and transfer the learning outcomes.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

Organiser:

Hellenic National Agency -Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule USEE+ Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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.

Beja, Portugal, Castle

Study Visit: Local Youth Policies on Social Entrepreneurship

Dates: 27 May – 1 June 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship and local youth policies for social entrepreneurship.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, UK and Netherlands.

During the Study visit the participants will be able to see a variety of practices and models of youth social entrepreneurship and of mechanisms and structures that support such practices, as well as to transfer this experience into their own local reality. This will allow the participants to gain skills and knowledge to support young people in starting a business.

Moreover, they will develop a deeper understanding on the different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship and Local youth policies for social entrepreneurship aimed at the inclusion of young people with migrant background.

We also expect that the project can contribute to a better understanding of youth workers on how to support the creation of social start-ups that can enhance the social economy and the creation of new job opportunities for migrant youth as a step towards social inclusion and integration.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  •  Allow youth workers to support the development of structures and mechanisms to increase the entrepreneurial competencies of young people, particularly addressing young people with migrant background;
  • Allow youth workers to increase the knowledge of different models and approaches to support young people in setting structures such as start-ups;
  • Develop further the understanding of the role of social economy, social enterprises, and social entrepreneurship to increase youth employment opportunities and to generate social development and well-being in our communities;

  •  Empower municipality workers to create more inclusive local youth policies for social entrepreneurship;
  •  Provide the opportunity for the project partner organizations to discuss further the possibility to develop a “European Youth Social Enterprises Network”

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting association of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers, according to the Erasmus + Key Action 1 rules:

  • Portugal – 40 €
  • Italy, UK, Netherlands – 275 €
  • Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania  – 360 €
  • Finland, Latvia, Turkey – 530 €

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

DYPALL Network – Youth Association

Co-organiser:

  • R-Newt – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Local Youth Policies.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

Moscow

Training Course PMP: Project Management for Youth Organizations

Dates: 4-11 November 2018

Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 14th October 2018

The course is designed for youth workers who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.

General Description

During the course participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of the project management. They will learn how to write the project charter, how to determine project objectives, to assess risks. They will be introduced to the theory of budgeting. In addition to fundamentals of the project management participants will have the sessions on how to prepare a high-quality business plan, business model canvas will be introduced.

The course is designed for workers of NGO who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.

Youth workers with the experience in implementing the projects are invited to the course as well as young people who have never designed own projects but would like to start doing that. The course will provide necessary tools and knowledge on how to design the project and implement it. If you have never implemented own projects but would like to get started – this course is definitely for you!

The course will take part in Moscow! In addition to the actual content of the course the participants will have the time and opportunity to visit the city center and see Red Square, Kremlin and other famous touristy places!

At the end of the course participants will be provided certificates confirming attendance of the course on project management for youth workers

If you always wanted to make your own projects – to organize international trainings, seminars or do any other projects – but did not know how to start – this course is for you!

Program

The program of the course is based on PMP (Project Management Professional) methodology. In addition to that we use some aspects taught within the modern MBA courses such as business model canvas and other concepts. We also include in the course the fundamentals of Lean Start-up theory – MVP (minimum viable product).

The course includes the foundations of Project management – the participants will learn how to write project charter, determine project objectives. The participants will be taught how to prepare the stakeholders register, how to assess the risks and prepare the risk register. They will also learn other elements of the project management theory.

Knowledge of the project management theory will allow the participants after returning back to their organizations be more effective creating the projects. They will be able to draft the projects in the professional manner.

The participants will learn how to write a business plan according to the modern business theory. They will learn the content of business model canvas, will learn how to write it.

The most fundamental concept of Lean Start-Up theory – the MVP (minimum viable product) also will be introduced to the participants. The concepts tell on the minimal requirements needed for the success of the project. The concept will be especially useful for participants without or with minimum experience in the project management. They will learn on what are the minimum requirements needed for the project.

All the learning will be accompanied with the practical exercises. The participants will not only learn the theory but also will learn how to use it. During the course participants will be offered to try on practice the theory they learn.

As for logistical arrangements – the participants will arrive on Sunday. There are no sessions on Sunday. The sessions will be from Monday to Friday. The sessions will be pretty intense so we recommend not to miss any of the parts of the sessions. The accommodation is provided till Sunday. And that means Saturday is the free day. Participants are invited to visit Moscow to see the beautiful touristy places on Saturday. But of course if they wish they can leave on Friday evening or on Saturday.

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)

Transportation (pick-up from the airport upon arrival, drop-off at the airport upon departure)
Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

In addition to the fee participants need to cover own travel costs.

Application

 

Organizer:

UCG – NGO

Phone: +31308795055

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Valeriya

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com