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Towards collaborative practice 2016. Forum on social innovation and entrepreneurship


28 November - 2 December 2016 | Lecce, Italy

A cross-sector event providing an interactive and dynamic space enabling participants to share experiences/tools/methods, network and produce innovative ideas and projects.
The #TCP2016 Forum builds upon the outcomes of the “Towards collaborative practice 2015. European conference on youth work, social innovation and entrepreneurship”, organised in Malmö Sweden in November 2015. The conference aimed to explore the potential of youth work to support social innovation and entrepreneurship, and to advance collaborative practice. One of the most important conclusions of the conference was that cross-sector collaborative practice was indeed the key to successful, sustainable and innovative entrepreneurial projects. The conference also reinforced our belief that the youth work sector needed more examples of social innovation and entrepreneurship practice, projects, success stories/failures, methods and tools to familiarize itself with these concepts, learn from previous experiences and improve the quality of its projects. With this in mind, we have decided to take the next step and design the #TCP2016 Forum, an eminently dynamic and interactive event, where participants will be given the floor to give and receive information and inspiration. The #TCP2016 Forum will be a laboratory of ideas, methods and tools where experienced people, who work in the field of entrepreneurial learning/entrepreneurship/ social innovation, will interact with participants on how to make their innovative projects sustainable. Participants will be able to network and initiate international cooperation projects within the youth sector and beyond. The wider aim of the event is to build a European network of projects, ideas and experiences of social innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on Erasmus+/Youth in Action opportunities. The forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and entrepreneurship, explore new opportunities and build a platform for cooperation on innovative projects and initiatives. Objectives • Create a common understanding of social entrepreneurship and social innovation, and impact creation; • Facilitate networking and collaboration among participants; • Offer an opportunity for sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices; • Provide information on Erasmus+ funding opportunities to promote project building to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship. The Forum is open to participants from the Southern Mediterranean, Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia (in addition to participants from Programme Countries).

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Training overview


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This Seminar is

for 100 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (Chambers of Commerce, incubators, social venture capitalists etc.); formal education representatives; foundations; local and regional administration; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs

Working language(s):



Italian "Erasmus+" National Agency (National Agency)


  • SALTO-YOUTH Participation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Bulgarian, Danish, Hungarian, Maltese, Spanish and UK “Erasmus+” National Agencies (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Raluca Diroescu


Phone: 003222275282

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.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

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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