“DARE TO TAKE ACTION” Training on Social Entrepreneurship for young people dealing with unemployment or underemployment issues

Szováta, September 4-11, 2012.℘

Civic Engagement Movement has implemented the  training project that  has been built around the problems of  young unemployment and how this can be potentially tackled  trough development of entrepreneurial skills, self-employment and  social entrepreneurship.
The main  aim was to stimulate young people to think about social entrepreneurship and its role, as well as to analyze the changes taking place in their own countries and communities and last but not least to inspire them to put this into practice.

The training has been held in Sovata, within the facilities of the Outward Bound International Youth Center (link) in  the period of 4-11 September, 2012 and has been financed by the Youth in Action  Agency in Romania, Youth Support Systems 4.3.

The training course has been attended by 26 participants, unemployed young people, NGO representatives, volunteers, university students, youth leaders from various countries: Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Romania. The facilitators team was composed of 2 trainers and 2 expert speakers.

The beginning the training program included team-building activities as well as getting to know each other games and continued with modules implemented by using the elements of non-formal learning, the learning by doing techniques, included discussions, small group work  all of them  also served as learning environment for the participants facilitating participative learning.
The methods used during the whole training has offered the opportunity to young people to learn skills and methods as well as change attitudes in the field of entrepreneurship helping them to personally reflect on these and to see possibilities for change. Beyond the direct impact of the training on the participants it is hoped that  there are indirect beneficiaries as well given that will be larger number of people who will come into contact with the results through the future entrepreneurial initiatives as well as through the handover of skills and knowledge.
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“This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This text reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”