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Build your own Social Startup

The training activity took place
in Kosice, Slovakia
organised by Slovak National Agency
28/01- 04/02/2020 and 16 - 19/04/2020

Aims & objectives

Create a space for young leaders and youth workers in order to explore the possibilities of social economy, the differences between social vs. market economy and to learn how to design and to apply for transnational youth initiative projects in local communities with social impact.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Monia Izabela Wisniewska - Spain
Zsuzsana Nagyova - Slovakia
24 participants (youth workers, youth leaders, young people and teachers) from Turkey, Spain, Slovakia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Italy and Germany.

Training methods used & main activities

Sessions based on non formal education method which translates in carefully adjusted to the participants and structured practices which foster the personal, social and professional development of people, on a voluntary basis.
Examples of methodological approach:
Presentation of the Transnational Youth Initiative action line of the Erasmus+ program through in a visual and participative way, networking and creating synergies and new projects ideas by using the Design thinking method, and writing an application using learning by doing.

Outcomes of the activity

- an increased quality of youth work.
- a space created for participatory youth work.
- new network among participants with an interest in the social economy approach.
- support the KA2 Transnational Youth Initiatives action.
- promotion of social economy values.
- exploration of good practices of social enterprises through a study visit and case studies.

Youth workers, educators and youth leaders with an
increased knowledge of project proposal design and application and a bigger insight of the impact and sustainability aspect within the social vs market economy.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Together with my co- trainers:
- Design of the two training programs (January and April 2020)
- Preparation of the content of the training sessions
- Preparation of the didactic material
- Preparation in situ of the space
- Implementation of the two trainings
- Preparation of the participants for the second phase
- Drafting conclusions
- Creating a partner collaboration group
- Redaction of the final form

I worked on this training for 5 + 3 days as a full time trainer.

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