in association with ASHA Centre

Τίτλος : Training Course “Social Entrepreneurship (no.2)”

Τόπος : Flaxley / Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Ημερομηνίες : 28 Απριλίου εώς 6 Μαΐου 2015

Συμμετέχοντες : 4 άτομα 18 – 35 ετών

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Συμμετοχή : 40 € (εφόσον επιλεγείτε)

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The main theme is social entrepreneurship and creative skills of young people. The project is a direct
response to one of the most pressing challenges of young people all over Europe – to unemployment. Some
even call it a civilizational challenge which leaves hundreds of thousands of young people out of work, which
will undoubtedly negatively affect our societies. At the same time however an increased number of peoples’
initiatives emerge, with all of them under the common umbrella-explanation of entrepreneurship. These new
emerging businesses create a very large proportion of innovative products and services that transform the
way we work and live, such as personal computers, software, social media (or internet in general), or more
local businesses such as production of organic food or storage facilities. What is more, they generate new
jobs, thus directly responding to the needs of the unemployed. In many instances it is unemployed
themselves taking the initiative and through their own creativity and innovation creating various ventures
(ranging from social to business enterprises) by and for themselves as well as for others. But what exactly is
this phenomenon of social entrepreneurship? How should we understand it? How can young people
understand it? This project will explore these questions, through various methods including Timmons
entrepreneurship framework, introduction of ‘your opportunity journal’, as well as case studies, simulation
activities, brainstorming activities and the use of theatre methods. All of these working methods will be based
on active involvement (and active participation of course!) of all of the participants.
All of it will be done in order to achieve the following objectives:
– to identify the entrepreneurial potential of each individual and organisation participating in the project;
– to provide participants with examples of successful local social and business ventures developed by young
entrepreneurs and to learn from the experience of social enterprises based in the Forest of Dean (Taurus
Crafts, George Café, amongst others);
– to give participants knowledge about the entrepreneurship development process, from the identification of
an idea or a need, through its development to management;
– to develop participants’ basic social entrepreneurial skills in young people;
– to increase their confidence and build on their positive attitudes towards the risk-taking which (social)
entrepreneurship requires;
– to provide participants with information about possible funding sources for their start-up ideas, including
European schemes such as Erasmus +
– to promote European funding opportunities (including E+) as tools for future ventures but also as tools
supporting education towards entrepreneurship.
The result we aim at is to provide with entrepreneurial competencies, including basic knowledge, skills and
attitudes required to foster young people’s creativity and social entrepreneurship. And then for them to
multiply everything they have learned further, in their local communities. But most importantly – to use the
competencies (and the passion we hope to ignite) to start developing their own (social) enterprises! This is
the long term goal (and hopefully the benefit) of these trainings.

ASHA Centre
Flaxley, Gloucestershire

Participating Countries: United Kingdom, Greece, Romania, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Croatia, Malta

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