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Think, Plan, Act! - Be Entrepeneur of Yourself

The training activity took place
in Balestrate, Palermo
organised by European Volounteering Association
29/09-07/10 2015

Aims & objectives

Is a project of youth workers mobility. Find its origins in an analysis of problems and needs shared by all the partners in their territories at an international level: with the flood of youth unemployment in many European countries, the young people need to become entrepreneurs of themselves, to “cut” themselves a leading role in this society that is characterized by a state of employment immobility not only concerning an area, but extended to a real historical period.

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

28 participants from 13 different Countries, program and partner Countries.

Training methods used & main activities

The non-profit organizations, in particular the ones working with youths are powerful catalysts of energy and activities, and they can have an incredible multiplier effect and involvement.

From this last awareness and from the self-evaluation done by the partner organizations of the need to improve and share their knowledge of actions and methodologies used to develop capacity for initiative and entrepreneurship of young people, they have defined all of the needs and issues that it is useful to treat through this project, and also the goals shared by all the partners, that it is what we achieved with this project.

Outcomes of the activity

- the promotion of entrepreneurship among young people stimulating initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity,
- endowing youth organizations and young people with tools, methodologies, and techniques to develop youth entrepreneurship projects in the social field,
- sharing and implementing tools and methodologies to bring out their hidden and inner skills,
- giving the tools to improve them and to make them come out,
- allowing to use them in practical action for personal and professional development,
- improving the skills of youth workers and their associations in the design and implementation of international projects for the promotion of youth entrepreneurship in the social sector.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer in the learning process

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

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