This is a reference for Katerina Kimovska


The training activity took place
in Struga, Macedonia
organised by VCB
28.03.2013 - 05.04.2013

Aims & objectives

The training course is based on the idea of creativity and entrepreneurship and aims to promote among youth methods of developing their own ideas of business. Another aim of the project is to overpass different types of boundaries and stereotypes among young people.
By working together and share each other their culture we hope to find ways of over-passing this stereotypes and arm the participants with methods of good practice in
this field that they can promote back home. By having participants from countries with different cultures and religions, different social background we hope to create
an environment where we can develop solidarity and promote mutual understanding.
The idea of this project took shape on a project with the YIA where all of the participants expressed their desire to participate in a training course on entrepreneurship, ideas that were sketched together within that project. From this idea we started to contact and co-opt partners interested in this topic, selecting them based on their experience but also the motivation to get involved in this project. Then each partner has made a study on the necessity to inform the local community on youth entrepreneurship and the kids express interest for this concept. It was found that there is great interest among young people on entrepreneurship, but most do not have enough information about this concept.
Entrepreneurship refers to an individual's ability to put their ideas into practice. This training course aims to provide participants the tools necessary to think creatively to solve problems and occurred during the implementation of the idea in an effective manner. The methods used in this course (information sessions, business games, simulations, visits to companies, etc.) want to give participants a better view on the concept of entrepreneurship and its benefits. So we want them to be aware and familiar with every phase alleged entrepreneurship, namely innovation, creativity, calculated risk taking and ability to induce them to plan and manage projects to achieve the objectives. The other training aim was to develop employability skills.

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

The training course "DARE" gathered together young people from 9 countries: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Georgia and Russia. Each country was represented by 3 participants.

Training methods used & main activities

The activities for this training course are based on various methods of non-formal learning: dialogue within the groups, role playing, observation and simulation activities, projection of future actions etc.
General methods - applicable in the training activity:
1. Workshop
2. Brainstorming
3. Facilitated discussion
4. Discussion
5. Working in small groups
6. Case Study
7. Presentation
8. Role play
9. Interview

Outcomes of the activity

The outcome of the training was developing employability and entrepreneurship skills among youth participants.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

- creation session development for 8 working days
- Delivering sessions
- Observe each participant (e.g. behavioural patterns, group dynamics, interaction, emotional state etc)
- Ensure that your participants stay in between the comfort- and panic –zone (stretching/learning zone).
- facilitate the process of fostering their own skills
- composition of the trainers team, was me as a main trainer plus one more trainer

I worked on this training for 9 days days as a full time trainer.

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