This is a reference for Konstantinos Stergiou

U SEE+ Using social entrepreneurship in Erasmus+

The training activity took place
in Gothenburg, Sweden
organised by The Swedish NA (National Agency)
22-27 April 2014
Reference person

Eelin Hoffström

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Aims & objectives

The aim of this training that was part of the ToT for Youth in Action 2013-2014, was to explore the opportunities of social entrepreneurship in Erasmus+ and also the opportunities of Erasmus+ for social entrepreneurs, especially in the transnational youth initiatives.
The objectives included learning what is social economy and social entrepreneurship, learning about the opportunities of Erasmus+, networking for future project development and introducing tools for project development.

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

This Training Course was for participants
Mainly, Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers, Multipliers and other actors working on the topic of entrepreneurship and inclusion of youth (in the labour market).
The team consisted of trainers from Romania/Sweden, Finland, Greece and Spain, who met and developed the training during the Training of Trainers for Youth in Action.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal methods (such as group building, world café and a study visit) were used to create a framework for linking social entrepreneurship and Erasmus + with the aim of responding to community social needs.
The course promoted alternative social economic mind sets to inspire creativity, innovation, motivation and risk taking in order to encourage social action amongst young people and supporting them in turning social needs into transnational youth initiatives.

Outcomes of the activity

The tools presented during the course can be further used with groups of youngster with the purpose of identifying and finding solutions to community needs, understand the project cycle management and finding innovative ways of transforming the social needs in transnational youth initiatives and later into social entrepreneurial ventures.
The group became a strong network and started developing several projects during the TC. The training managed to bring together social entrepreneurs and youth workers in creating new opportunities for young people.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Training design, Trainer and Training evaluation.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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