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This is a reference for Vitalie Cirhana

Entrepreneurial EAST for youth NGOs

The training activity took place
in Liepaja, Latvia
organised by "MilleniuM" Training and Development Institute from Moldova and RED from Latvia
20-28 June 2018
Reference person

Sintija Lase

(Co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Training course for youth organizations from Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Moldova on entrepreneurial competence development inside the organization – how to improve their sustainability, create their own social services and build long-term collaboration.

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

24 youth leaders and representativities of youth NGO's from Latvia, Estonia, Moldova or Ukraine.

Training methods used & main activities

The training was designed to tackle the needs of the participants and their organizations to increase their entrepreneurial competence development inside the organization – how to improve their sustainability, create their own social services and build long-term collaboration.
To ensure the training has a real impact on participants, it was included a wide spectrum of methods and approaches. Considering the different learning styles of people, we will make sure that the methods chosen provide a good balance of opportunities for different people and are as interactive/involving as possible.
An important part was also sharing of experiences and learning from each other. Untraditionally, the participants will be both participants as well as facilitators of the learning process at different points. As part of programme, new and innovative methods/tools will be worked out, which will be a valuable contribution to youth work, which is often suffering from the same activities and methods.
Based on experiential learning principles, emphasis will be put on reflection and evaluations to ensure that participants have increased their competencies and will later be able to apply the experiences gained during the project and share them with wider communities in their home countries.

Outcomes of the activity

In this training course participants learn:
• from and about good practice examples of young entrepreneurs;
• to use outdoor education for entrepreneurship competence development;
• to evaluate your current organizations’ strategy and to create new entrepreneurial ideas for it;
• the research results and opportunities on social entrepreneurship in all partner countries;
• to explore and try design thinking principles for new idea/service/project development;
• to strengthen your personal entrepreneurial spirit;
• how to use different entrepreneurship education tools working with young people;
• to develop new project ideas together with other youth work professionals from other countries;
• to test your idea by implementing it in their local reality.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

To work on teambuilding and create an environment where the trainers and participants are in the best possible mindset to learn from the trainers and other participants, to create a framework where participants will learn and share about their particular knowledge and experience, and be creative and innovative in developing solutions to the issues presented during the project.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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