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Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainability

Training Course

9-18 September 2023 | Popova Shapka, Republic of North Macedonia

This is a partnership project for the skills development of participating youth workers/leaders key competencies in sustainability and social entrepreneurship which will increase the social inclusion and active participation of young people.

Europe is facing several sustainability challenges such as climate change, energy transition, and environmental degradation. These challenges not only impact the economy and the environment but also the well-being of individuals and communities, particularly vulnerable groups such as youth with fewer opportunities.

With a lack of job opportunities and financial instability, many young people face social exclusion and a limited ability to participate in sustainable development initiatives, leading to economic and social inequalities. In addition, young people often lack the necessary skills and knowledge to actively participate in sustainable development initiatives.

This project aims to empower and equip youth workers with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to create sustainable social enterprises that not only address environmental challenges but also generate social and economic benefits. Through the activities, the project will provide youth workers with the necessary knowledge and resources to train young people on sustainable business practices, including topics such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and social entrepreneurship. By targeting youth with fewer opportunities, the project aims to address social and economic inequalities while fostering a culture of sustainable development..

Apart from the dynamic and creative training programme. There will be many visits of successful social enterprises. In addition, all participants will have a chance to attend a whole day Regional Forum for Social Entrepreneurs in Skopje as part of a RISE, Western Balkan region project. The Forum will consist of inspiring lectures from successful Social Entrepreneurs from all over Europe and will promote the trends in the social entrepreneurship field.

The objectives of the training-course are to:

  • enhance the capacity of youth workers to engage and empower young people with sustainable development skills and knowledge;
  • promote sustainable development practices among young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities, to contribute to a more resilient and equitable society;
  • facilitate cross-cultural learning and collaboration among youth workers from different European countries, sharing best practices and innovative ideas;
  • empower youth workers and youth leaders to implement employability programs and social entrepreneurship projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors

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Our host is BRIGHT, a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental civic association formed in Skopje in 2019. The Association is carrying out activities for the promotion of moral values, strengthening of interethnic relations and economic development of the state and beyond. Bright strives to foster sustainable and developed local communities and improve the quality of life of citizens. The mission of BRIGHT continuous improvement of the quality of life of citizens through sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Our main goal is achieving sustainable development, protecting and nourishing the environment and tackling climate change. Although Bright is a young organization formed in 2019, the staff members have relevant experiences participating, coordinating and facilitating different international projects. They are all committed to promote young people's active participation in social issues becoming an active European citizen. Every member has relevant experiences in the field of youth exchanges. Bright's members have been actively involved in different projects' administration and implementation. Many of our members have been active in activities with young people connected to development of the rural areas such as making youth strategies of mainly rural municipalities, implementing trainings for volunteering for eco employment, implementing workshops for agro entrepreneurship and community engagement in less developed areas.

Contact for questions:

Slobodan Antic


Phone: +381628141911


Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food

Food, accommodation, coffe breaks and local travel costs
(only during the activity program) will be covered
by the grant from the National Agency 
and the Erasmus+ Programme.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses: 100% of the actual travel expenses will be reimbursed to the participants by bank transfer after submitting the original travel documents up to the amount and in accordance with the rules specified in the Info Pack.

Specific travel reimbursement amount per participant per country in euros:

  • GERMANY - 275
  • SPAIN - 275 €
  • ITALY - 275 €
  • GREECE - 275 €
  • BULGARIA - 180 €
  • ROMANIA - 275 €
  • HUNGARY - 275 €

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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