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Ecopreneurs 2.0

Training Course

30 October - 8 November 2023 | Dobczyce, Poland

Project will gather youth workers to develop their competencies in empowering youth via eco-entrepreneurship. Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, sewing, handcrafting using old textiles, products, and how to give them a new life by upcycling.


OUR GOAL: The goal of the project is to support young people to develop their employability, and
competencies and promote environmental education and protection, through responsible consumption and upcycling.

OUR AIM: The project aims at developing youth workers’ competencies in the field of empowering youth  through eco-entrepreneurship based on handcrafting and sewing.


  • Developing the competencies of youth workers to support migrants, NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities to develop their competencies and increase their employability
  • Developing youth workers' soft skills and competencies in handcrafting, sewing, entrepreneurship, and youth empowerment
  • Developing competencies in the Project Based Learning approach
  • Creating opportunities for participants to learn about product design and business planning models
  • Creating opportunity for participants to learn how to create and develop eco-friendly products from upcycled materials through sewing and handcrafting in two categories (intercultural and inclusive fashion, practical upcycled solutions - products)
  • Promoting eco-entrepreneurship, upcycling, environmental protection, social inclusion, active citizenship, cultural and social diversity
  • Promoting NFE, Erasmus+ and ESC programmes between youth and stakeholders


  • Youth workers, youth educators, leaders
  • Communicative level of English
  • Age limit minimum 18 years old
  • Motivation to experience NFE methodology
  • Motivation to experience and learn about eco-entrepreneurship and sewing
  • Motivation to take an active part in all workshops during the activity
  • Willing to promote the project during all phases via social media
  • Willing to run the follow-up activities


During the training, participants will take part in workshops based on a non-formal educational approach and experiential learning, where they will learn how to use the sewing machines, make small handcrafts and learn about entrepreneurship (especially eco-entrepreneurship), all this in the context of zero waste, upcycling and pro-ecological approach.

The non-formal education methods will, above all, include group and individual work, team building activities and practical workshops raising skills around sewing, upcycling and entrepreneurship.


The activities will be based on three pillars:
entrepreneurship, ecology, sewing and handcrafting.

The first part of the training is dedicated to learning about entrepreneurship, eco-entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, sewing, handcrafting and learning how to make sewing projects from old materials and clothes.

The second part of the training would be dedicated to developing ideas and creating the final eco-products and business plans for eco-enterprises.

Daily there would be at least 6 hours of workshops and time for reflection (every day we will start workshops at 9:30 and finish around 19 o’clock, with two coffee breaks and a lunch break).


The training course will take place in Dobczyce - a small village near Kraków. Participants will stay in bedrooms (2-3 people in rooms with the same gender) with bathrooms. All activities will take place in the workshop room in the next building.

In the venue, there is a canteen which will provide the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and coffee breaks.

Together we will take care of the space where we will live, work and learn, therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.


  • Local workshops for youth empowerment in partners' communities for
  • youth and youth workers
  • Articles in national languages and English about the project
  • Outlines for future projects
  • Outlines for eco-business plans

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 27 participants

from Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Youth Act Foundation (Youth NGO)

At the local level, the organisation is implementing Non-Formal Education workshops in the local schools for human rights education and youth empowerment, mainly through the theatrical methodology.
At the international level, we are organising diverse youth exchanges and training courses co-funded by Erasmus+ and the Polish-Lithuanian Youth Court. Mostly we concentrate on topics of youth empowerment, tolerance, promotion of human rights, life action role-play, ecology and protection of the environment.

Contact for questions:

Anna Janczyk


Phone: +48791489666


Participation fee

Participants coming to the training would be asked to pay 50 euros contribution to the project in the first days of the training in cash.

The participation fee is the participants' contribution to the organisation of the project.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is covered by Erasmus+ Programme.

Travel reimbursement

170 euro: Hungary

265 euro: Spain, Greece, Estonia, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy

350 euro: Portugal

See the infopack for more details, also on Green Travel options.

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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