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Entrepreneurship and Community Cooperatives

Training Course

1-5 February 2016 | Selva di Fasano, Italy

Community Cooperatives facilitators support other people in analyzing their communities needs, identifying a project and operating for its effective implementation.
WHY COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE FACILITATORS? Often in small towns and rural areas some useful services to the community are not provided, because the resources of the government are not enough to ensure its management. Even private resources are scarce, and so often rural areas do not have the services for children or for the elderly. Often, due to lack of resources, common goods are not well managed, such as green spaces or old abandoned buildings. Community Cooperatives are organizational and management models that encourage the participation of all citizens as “active members" of their community. Citizens can manage public spaces or community facilities putting together and organizing themselves. The model of cooperative community is providing answers to the needs of small rural areas in many parts of Europe. The project intends to support Entcom facilitators who can in turn support young people in the design and development of a common project community development in their communities. WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR? The training is for youth workers, trainers and policy makers interested in community development and creation of new services and new job opportunities in their local area. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Training focus on skill topics that CCF need to use in working with other people in their communities to help them on implementing their local community project. Community Cooperative Facilitators promote community cooperative in their rural area and support young people in analyzing their communities needs, identifying a project and operating for its effective implementation. After transnational training, participants will complete the training with the e-learning course, they will provide feedbacks, evaluations and recommendations, participating to the work for the EntCom final training course, the main output of EntCom Project. CONTENTS AND METHODS The modules that make up the training course will include a variety of activities to realize and develop appropriate competencies. Participants will be supported in learning, through formal and informal methods, how to help individuals and groups in: identifying their community project, using a cooperative model or a similar model, implementing the project, evaluating the state-of-art, developing communication and marketing techniques, and caring effective financial and human resources management. Training will be practical and effective, with the use of formal, informal and non-formal methods. During the training, participants will share experiences and local specifities, will meet local your workers and project managers, and learn from each other. They will be in touch with the local best practices and the lesson learned and challenges of local cooperators and local facilitators, project managers and policy makers that are supporting them. BACKGROUND The project “Entrepreneurship and Community cooperatives” (EntCoM) aims at fostering active citizenship and entrepreneurship (considering social entrepreneurship) in small or remote areas. The project has three clear activities: 1. the development and consolidation of entrepreneurial competences (knowledge, skills and attitude) in order to structure entrepreneurial initiatives under the specific framework of “community cooperatives”; 2. Foster learning mobilities at EU level to answer local needs; 3. contribute to the recognition and validation of such entrepreneurial competences under the ECVET, ESCO, EUROPASS and Youthpass framework. To read more: http://www.entcom.eu

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 70 participants

from Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Türkiye, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

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Legacoop is an association recognized by Decree of the Ministry of Labour, which works for the promotion of co-operation and mutuality.
Legacoop Puglia represent about 500 cooperative enterprises, operating in varous sectors of activities (agriculture, traditional and innovative services, construction, social field, cultural field) through the entire region.
It has functions of representation, assistance and protection of the associated cooperatives, it works throughout the region, to promote the development of cooperation and mutual aid and the relationships between members of the cooperatives, and to facilitate the dissemination of the principles and values of the cooperative.
Furthermore, it is proposed to encouraging the development of associate bodie and their economic relations and solidarity, to promote, coordinate and develope the activity of study, research and cooperative education; to perform promotion, provision of information and technical and organizational support in relation to the creation of new cooperative enterprises.
Legacoop Puglia has a direct and indirect experience in working with young people through projects and activities aimed primarily at the promotion of new jobs through the creation of co-operative enterprise, the promotion of associations and aggregation for the management of the common goods, the regeneration of degraded public areas and places of urban and rural areas.

Contact for questions:

Katia De Luca

Skype: katia.de.luca


Phone: + 39 3280279339


COSTS • Travel costs covered by EntCom project up to € 275,00; • Accomodation costs covered by EntCom project up to € 55,00 per day (for the accommodation solution read the next paragraph). DATE AND VENUE The activity will take place in Tenuta Monacelle in Selva di Fasano, in the south of Italy, (http://www.tenutamonacelle.com/en/) on 1-5 February 2016. The participants are expected to arrive on the 1st of February 2015 by 14 pm. Departures should be planned on 5th of February, after 12 am. Participants can fly to Bari Palese Airport. Organization will arrange, how i tis possible, transfers from Airport to Tenuta Monacelle and return, in the days of 1st and 5th of February. Participants accomodations are located in Tenuta Monacelle too, in suggestive setting. Tenuta Monacelle is a tipical estate, that looks like a village, for the stone, the stone walls, the red geraniums, the pinnacles of the tipical trulli, the natural flavors. The entire estate can be covered by foot. Participants will be assigned to single or double rooms, depending on availability. In Tenuta Monacelle, included in the project fee of € 55,00 per day, participants can have: • accomodation in single or double rooms, • breackfast, • 1 coffee break, • light lunch, • dinner. It is necessary to ask before the arrival for any needs of special meals (vegetarians, vegans or in case of food intolerances).

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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