This is a reference for Iyad Aljaber

Environment,Sustainability, Youth Entrepreneurship and development in rural areas

The training activity took place
in ,Bulgaria-Smolyan
organised by NC Future Now
(28th October-6th November 2013)
Reference person

Ognian Gadoularov

(Co-trainer )
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Aims & objectives

Aims & objectives
The Aim of the course is:
To create general understanding for local communities in rural areas how to use ‘environment’ as
a source for employability. To promote innovative ideas for social entrepreneurship related to
The concrete objectives set for the course are:
 To develop knowledge about environmentally linked enterprises - eco-tourism; bio-agriculture;
community development projects; eco-villages etc.
 To motivate young people to establish environment-based local social enterprises.
 To implement field research providing information for possible uses of environment as a
sustainable resource for employ-ability (ecology, economy and society).
 To share best practices for management of local environmental enterprises

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

Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Bulgaria, Spain, France

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology of the training course is conceived in ways that
require active participation and exchange between participants. It
is based on participants’ own experiences and builds on concrete
actions for the future. The methodology of the training programme
is based on the main principles of experiential learning cycle and
non-formal education.
The programme is designed with a logical flow that starts with
introduction to concepts and progressively gets into the topic, to
end up working on the creation by participants of field research
and analyzing collected data. This way, the course will close with a
document containing all the information gathered in the training.
Main contents and activities of the project:
1. Study visits to local enterprises in Smolyan region;
2. Training activities and workshops - Sustainable development;
Basic concepts of Social entrepreneurship; Tools for field research;
3. Collecting and sharing good practices from the countries of
4. Practical activities - Field research; Collection and analysis of data; Preparing report; Meeting
with local administration; Presenting results on public event.;

Outcomes of the activity

Tools to be used for sustainable development
E-manual containing all the outcomes delivered by participants

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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