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Young Entrepreneurs: If Not You, Then Who

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Teaching manual with in total 22 training sessions on entrepreneurship. The pedagogical vision refer to non-formal education and the vision on entrepreneurship is based on values and the economic proposal for the economy for the common good.

Aims of the tool

The Young Entrepreneurs course If Not You ThenWho? uses a learner-centred approach to develop responsible entrepreneurship and creativity in young people. In particular, the course aims to:
familiarise young people with the Economy for the Common Good (ECG), an economic model that is designed to address the needs of the entire population and not just the fortunate few offer opportunities for young people
to reflect on the benefits and challenges of a model based on values such as social justice, transparency and environmental sustainability
give young people the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become successful entrepreneurs.

Description of the tool

The developed methodology consists of the following two modules: Startups: module of introduction to entrepreneurship to youth and young adults with no prior knowledge regarding to the subject. Ready to go: module aimed at youth and young adults with a clear idea of entrepreneurship.
The contents of the manual consists of the following chapters: 1. Official recognition of knowledge node of the EBC in Spain; 2. On the course; 3 How to use this manual? 4. Introduction to the economy for the common good. 5 Step guide - module Start up 6. Step by step guide - module Ready to Go 7. Accreditations the themes of each session: START UP 1. Presentation 2. Economy of the commomn good 3. Analysis of a case - Mondragon 4. Skills: 5 skills fair. Creativity, innovation and problem solving 6. Business plan - part 1 7.Gains and losses 8.9 SWOT Sustainability in the planning of a business 10.Training and funding in the EU 11.Evaluation the themes of each session: READY TO GO 1. Presentation 2.Economy forthe common good 3. Analysis of a case - Mondragon 4.The entrepreneurial ideal 5. Creativity, innovation and problem solving 6. Business plan - part 2 7.Gains and losses 8. SWOT. 9.Sustainability in the planning of a business 10.Training and funding in the EU 11.Evaluation of all the sessions are accompanied with printable and fotocopiable materials.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

The course is designed to be used flexibly with young people aged 14 and above by educators within both formal and non-formal learning contexts, for example, secondary school teachers, college or vocational tutors, independent trainers or youth workers.

and addresses

Social Inclusion, Youth Initiatives, Project Management, Youth Participation, Environment

It is recommended for use in:

Youth Exchanges
Training and Networking

Materials needed:

The publication printed on paper is composed of a book with the sessions of each module and text accompanying a folder with material of each session. Also all materials are published with open access on the website of the project:
The manual has been translated and published in the following languages: Spanish, English, Slovak, Hungarian and Turkish.


This pack contains step-by-step guides and a range of other resources (for example, case studies, business scenarios, resources and printable materials) to support the delivery of each session.
The sessions are designed to last approximately one hour.

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Asociación Jóvenes Solidarios, London Botough of Hackney, Patronus, Hacettepe University

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Monia Izabela Dericks Wisniewska (on 25 May 2017)

and last modified

17 May 2017

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