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Contact-making seminar for youth organizations interested in development of social entrepreneurship cooperation with Northern Caucasus region of Russian Federation

Partnership-building Activity

11-16 October 2019 | North Caucasus, Russian Federation

Contact-making seminar bringing together organizations from Erasmus+ program countries and the North Caucasus region, having common interests in development of youth social entrepreneurship.

Context of the seminar

In  October, 2018 SALTO EECA resource center, in cooperation with Ministry of Economic Development of Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic and centre of entrepreneur initiatives “Generation 2025”, organized the Study Visit for 14 European youth NGOs to Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic of RF in the frames of the first socio-economic Forum of Northern Caucasus region. The purpose of the visit was strengthening youth cooperation with this region. 10 Russian youth organizations from different regions of Northern Caucasus took part in the visit.  As the result, 3 youth initiatives have started, and the region expressed the interest to continue cooperation.

In 2019 Northern Caucasus region cooperation activity will be widened and transformed into contact-making seminar format, which will bring together organizations from Erasmus Plus program countries and Northern Caucasus region, having common interests in development of youth social entrepreneurship.

Aim of the seminar

The aim of the seminar is to meet together organizations interested in international development of youth entrepreneurship from the side of Erasmus Plus program countries and Northern Caucasus region of Russia and to create a space for designing common initiatives

Objectives of the seminar

To explore potential of Northern Caucasus region in involvement of organizations working with young people into projects of international cooperation through common social entrepreneurship initiatives

To meet together successful and perspective organizations from both sides, working in different areas of social entrepreneurship: education, social services, youth work, art and creativity, rural business etc.

To analyse potential of organizations and territories where those organizations work and to discuss possible projects for cooperation inside Erasmus Plus program and in the frames of other initiatives

Timeframe and venue of the seminar

The seminar will be 4 days long:  October 12 - October 15 2019. First 2 days of the seminar will be spent in Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic,  and next two days in Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic. The logistic can be done through airports of Moscow and Mineralnie Vodi

Participants of the seminar

There will be 15 participants representing Erasmus+ Programme countries and 15 participants representing different regions of Northern Cuacasus, Russian Federation.

Profile of participants:

  • Decision makers of organizations involved into development of youth entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Having experience in implementing social entrepreneur projects
  • English speaking (knowledge of Russian is nor required but will be an additional asset)
  • Age 18+
  • Motivated and ready to develop international projects of youth social entrepreneurship
  • Residents of Erasmus+ program countries
  • Having passport valid for international travels

Program of the seminar

October 11th – arrival of participants

October 12th – Arkhiz, Karachaevo-Cherkessia

Meeting of the group, getting to know each other

Presentation of the program of the seminar

Good practices of social entrepreneurship exchange

Visiting Gastro-Festival of Northern Caucasus

October 13th – Arkhiz, Karachaevo-Cherkessia

Social entrepreneurship: definitions, basement for development, challenges, factors of success

Context analysis: understanding of cooperational potential of participants and territories (practicum)

October 14th – Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria

Transfer to Kabardino-Balkaria

Study visit to social entrepreneur organizations

Round table: perspectives of cooperation between youth of Northern Caucasus and European Union

Transfer to Terskol

October 15th – Terskol. Kabardino-Balkaria

Presentation of resources available for support of common projects

Working in pairs/small groups on partnership projects ideas

Summing up the seminar: walk and talk activity

October 16th – departure of participants


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Training overview

This activity has already happened!

This Partnership-building Activity is

for 30 participants

from Russian Federation, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers

Working language(s):



SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus (SALTO Resource Centre)


  • Ministry of Economic Development o Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic (Others)
  • Centre of Entrepreneurial Initiatives “Generation 2025” (Others)

Contact for questions:

Andriy Pavlovych


Phone: +484631462

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.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Hosting institutions will organise the accommodation and cover the costs for accommodation and food of the participants.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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