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This is a reference for Patricia Eguía Mayor

Yes, experience it yourself!

The training activity took place
in Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain
organised by Asociacion Parkeri
15-21 November 2015

Aims & objectives

The main aim was to empower youth workers in the field of support and accompaniment of youth entrepreneurial projects.

Concrete objectives of the TC were:
• To give the opportunity to participants to learn key elements and concepts of being entrepreneurial and discover how to support entrepreneurship.
• To get familiar with simple business concepts and tools and practice how to apply them and how to transfer them to the youngsters they are working with.
• To let participants identify their needs and next steps to improve their competences accompanying and supporting young entrepreneurs
• To create a network that will allow support, networking, cooperation and sharing of experiences among participants.

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

There were 25 participants, being youth workers or working as volunteers in youth organisations.
They came from 13 different countries: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Spain, France, Italy, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Portugal, Ukrania, Bulgaria and Croacia.
They all have a relation with entrepreneurship, as supporters, promoters or entrepreneurs themselves

Training methods used & main activities

The didactic methodology of the training will be based in three main points:
• Mix of theoretical inputs combined with practical exercises to allow the comprehension of the concepts and tools: from youth work field, from non-formal learning and also from business environment.
• Working with different learning methods based on non-formal education; like self-directed learning methods, reflection, peer to peer learning… to allow the transfer of the learning into different situations and into their reality.
• Using the existing resources in the TC: participants, trainers and real entrepreneurial examples that we will get to know during the TC.

Outcomes of the activity

• A document for social workers that gather the keys of how to support young people in the development of their own entrepreneurial projects.
• A platform to support and facilitate the networking between the participants.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the two trainers of the training course. We developed together the sessions of the flow and implemented them also cooperatively

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

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