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Social Entrepreneurship Now!

Training Course

11-18 February 2015 | Uri - Sassari, Italy

"Social Entrepreneurship Now!" will gather in Uri 25 participants (youth workers, social workers, youth leaders). The TC will explore the concept of social entrepreneurship as an innovative way to solve social problems using entrepreneurial skills.
"Social Entrepreneurship Now!" is a Training Course (TC) that aims to gather in Uri (Sassari), from 11th February to 18th February, 25 participants (youth workers, social workers, youth leaders) from 11 countries (Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Austria, Poland, Malta, Uk, Romania, Croatia, Portugal and The Netherlands). There will be 7 full working days. The Training Course aims at exploring the concept of social entrepreneurship as an innovative way to solve social problems using entrepreneurial skills and youth voice. It is an attempt to give an appropriate answer to the problems that young people from disadvantaged area in the Balkans and in Mediterranean countries are facing in the present: the high percentage of unemployment. The project intends to focus on the concept of the social entrepreneurship in general with specific attention on entrepreneurial skills, leadership and management, need and problem analysis and funding and financing; those topics will be explored in the context of youth organizations and volunteering. The ideas was developed with the strong belief that especially the European youth sector can and will benefit from projects like this one enormously in future years, thus is worthwhile to invest time, capacity and resources to share best practice examples and work with other young europeans to create change in what concerns the perception of disadvantaged communities. Taking into consideration that employment problems cannot be tackled by one TC, we believe that there are several ways and means that can assist young people in their attempt to enter the job market: one of the possible answers to the present issue of joblessness is to promote the engagement in entrepreneurship. The overall purpose is to stimulate young people to think about social entrepreneurship and its role, as well as to analyze the changes taking place in their own countries and communities and, last but not least, to inspire them to consider self-employment as a career choice. For the reasons mentioned above, the objectives of the TC are: - to empower young people raising their self esteem and stimulating their creativity and sense of entrepreneurship; - to raise awareness in the participants on key competences and develop different methods for using them in practice within social projects, developing and matching them with the new requirements of Erasmus + with their organisations; - to develop the cooperation among different organisations coming from Mediterranean and Balkans countries; - to incentive young people to get involved into NGOs, youth activities, into local authorities, into international opportunities that arise. Also, for them to stay and/or return to their communities, be active citizens and contribute to the realization of changes. We believe we can contribute to this goal through non-formal ways, moving down-up. Regarding the issues we want to tackle in the project, we intend to include the following: • Inclusion, through discussing the realities of the discrimination that is currently affecting people from towns being considered above the ones that live in the disadvantaged areas (as suburbs, villages, islands ecc). As previously mentioned, we would like to promote a spirit of tolerance, solidarity and acceptance; • Youth Unemployment, through highlighting the educational and boundless opportunities that exist and promoting active and proactive responses to them. Through its contribution to the decrease of unemployment, the project can also help to revitalize disadvantaged areas; • Creativity and entrepreneurship, with the intention to practice empowerment of young people in order to make them aware of their own values and competences stressing their creativity and the capacity to create new job opportunities for themselves; • Awareness about the nature of youth work through exploring the advantages, providing examples of youth work, trying to make the participants understand its purpose and meaning, as well as its impact on society, specifically on their communities and on their personal development; • Sharing of best practices in the sphere of youth work hrough putting an important accent to the sharing experiences throughout the project and collecting the benefits coming from these experiences.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

and recommended for

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

Working language(s):



Mine Vaganti NGO (Youth NGO)

Mine Vaganti NGO is a no-profit association born in Sardinia in 2009. MVNGO has 3 offices in Olbia, Sassari and Tempio Pausania covering all the North of Sardinia with other branches in the rest of Italy.
MVNGO promotes intercultural dialogue, social inclusion through Sport and environmental protection using Non Formal Education. MVNGO is part of 3 international networks such as YEE, ISCA and MV International.
MVNGO is an educational training provider at local and european level. MVNGO has a consultant role for public and private bodies in order to promote and develop european and trans-continental projects.
MVNGO works on Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Europe for Citizens, Creative Europe, EuropeAid, EaSi, Life+, IEE, the United Nations programmes (UNDEF) and with foundations such as EYF, Anna Lindh and Open Society.

Contact for questions:

Roberto Solinas


Phone: +390796010000


Accommodation and Food are covered by the project. The travel reinbursement: Country Maximum amount refundable PAX Spain Euro 275 Bulgaria Euro 275 Austria Euro 275 Poland Euro 275 Malta Euro 275 United Kingdom Euro 275 Romania Euro 275 Croatia Euro 275 Portugal Euro 275 Netherlands Euro 275 Participant Fee: 20 Euro to paid during the project.

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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