This is a reference for Sara Serrão

Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship

The training activity took place
in Cascais, Portugal
organised by Local authority - União das Freguesias de Cascais e Estoril
21-27 January 2017
Reference person

Rodrigo Vilarinho

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Aims & objectives

- To share knowledge and experiences in order to gain a deeper insight on Social Entrepreneurship
- To explore Social Entrepreneurship through Non Formal Education methodology
- To experience techniques to enhance the Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship, in particular for Youth
- Getting to know people/ organizations dealing with Social Entrepreneurship and networking
- To develop critical thinking on how to approach Youth and Social Entrepreneurship
- To become aware of the relation between creativity, organization, sense of initiative, collaboration and Social Entrepreneurship

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

The team was composed by 2 trainers Sara Serrão and Rodrigo Vilarinho ( + 1 person for logistic support, from the organiser entity.
The group was made of 28 participants from Italy, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Portugal.

Training methods used & main activities

The Training Course was designed in all its phases as an experience that could provide insights and learning opportunities to its participants, not just putting them in the role of learners but offering insights from the perspective of citizens.
The Training Course was built on both individual and group learning, always respecting participants needs. To achieve the learning goals, the learning process was carefully planned and framed within the principles of Non Formal Education, experiential and self-directed learning. In practice it meant that a self-directed learning approach strongly supported by frequent reflections on experienced activities and the learning process was fostered. Every day, the "Reflection Groups" was set as a place to reflect and reinforce learning acquired. Each group was followed by one of the trainers, in order to reflect and evaluate the activities carried out, from the point of view of professional training.

Outcomes of the activity

The training activity was successful in achieving its learning goals, through experiential learning. During 7 days the activity had an impact on participants and on the hosting spot - seven simple projects were created and implemented and future partnerships were born. Project websites

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

For this Training Course I was a full-time trainer, together with Rodrigo Vilarinho.

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

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