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TCA - N.I.C.E Learning 2.0 Social innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

The training activity took place
in Varna, Bulgaria
organised by Bulgarian Erasmus+ NA
22 to 28 February 2017

Aims & objectives

N.I.C.E Learning 2.0 is a contribution training scheme to support Erasmus+ users and youth in order to empower youngsters and youth workers with Non Formal Education, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.
Aims and goals of the Training Course
* Promote Non Formal Education;
* Promote Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship;
* Local Level Youth Participation within the framework of Erasmus+;
* Empower future project within the KA1 and KA2;
* Empower and promote Youthpass during the TCA;
*Enrolment of Youth Organizations at Local Level;
* Empower and develop tools with Non Formal Education;
* Recognize, Identify and celebrate shared Citizenship values;
* Recognize priorities and directions for Local Development in the framework of Erasmus+;
* Engage and empower different and diverse groups;
* Promote Social Innovation on Local Level Networks - Consortiums;
* Promote Social Entrepreneurship and make clear the connection with Social innovation;
* Provide fully documented results that can be easily turned into action plans;
* Support friendly discussions while efficiently leading to practical conclusions;
* Give a voice to even the quietest of participants.

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

National Agencies
Youth Organizations engaged with Erasmus+ Programme
KA1, KA2 and KA3 project users
22 participants from 8 EU Countries.

Training methods used & main activities

N.I.C.E Learning 2.0 combines an innovative approach with a dual methodology recognized by Erasmus + Programme, Non Formal Education – Social innovation.
Process to link local participation and local youth engagement between youth organizations and decision makers with the support of Erasmus+ KA1, KA2.
Several Non Formal Education tools were used during the TCA, like; Team-building, Structured Dialogue, International Café, Creative Writing, Evaluation methodologies, and several group dynamics.

Outcomes of the activity

N.I.C.E Learning 2.0 presented a challenge to the
participants based on a long term simulation
where participants were considered Youth
Experts and Social Entrepreneurs from YSIA.
In a context full of negotiation and need of new
participation models participants were able to discuss, build and present Social Innovation Prototypes, Social entrepreneurs Startupers and get ready to work with Erasmus+ projects.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer on the Seminar, responsible for the facilitation of the International Group.
Delivery and connection with the Erasmus+ BG, general coordination of the project and cooperation with the Local Decision Makers on the general content of the TCA were responsibility of my Co-trainer Maya Doneva.
Assess and report of the TCA to the Portuguese Erasmus+ National Agency.

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

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