This is a reference for Aleksej Stepanov


The training activity took place
in Macedonia
organised by European Cultural Epicenter
03.11.2013. - 11.11.2013.

Aims & objectives

In order to provide a deeper understanding of sustainable development, entrepreneurship and empowerment of youth and to broaden their perspective on achieving organizational and social goals, the participants will be able:
• To understand the concept of sustainable development, the values of sustainable entrepreneurship and its relation to community development and community organizing processes.
• To identify youth issues in their communities and solutions for these issues
• To know the possibilities and benefits of being an sustainopreneur.

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

Target group:
Youth interested in gaining new knowledge and skills regarding entrepreneurship in general and sustainable entrepreneurship in particular.

Participating countries:
Macedonia, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia.

Training methods used & main activities

During the TC a broad range of elements and methods regarding an essential variety of non-formal working methods, adaptable to the profile of the participants were used. In detail the activities included different elements as direct experience, reflection on the experience, generalization and applying lessons learned. This includes active methods for group dynamics; the common work in mixed groups; learner – centered and based on the experiences of participants; based on a personal responsibility for learning, supported by a strong group dimension and a collective approach; enabling participants to apply and transfer what they learnt to their youth work practice and be open to regular feedback and evaluation among all participants, the team and the trainers.

Outcomes of the activity

Encouraging self-initiative, creativity, entrepreneurship and developing the capability to analyze obstacles and opportunities within a social sector and to identify potential strategies to effect change are the most important outcomes of the activiy.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Coordinator of trainer team.

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

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