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Making Ideas Happen

Entrepreneurship training by SEAL CYPRUS
A European
Training Course by SEAL CYPRUS with the support of the EU Programme Erasmus+

Main theme for the project: Entrepreneurship. Acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to improve personal development and employability. Support of the professional development of those who work in the field of youth in order to improve the quality of youth work across Europe.

Partner organisations:

SEAL CYPRUS ǁ JOETZ VZW, Belgium ǁ MTÜ ISLANDER, Estonia ǁ Associazione di Promozione Sociale Futuro Digitale, Italy

Asociacija “Aktyvus Jaunimas”, Lithuania ǁ PRISMS, Malta ǁ ERGASIA EKPEDEFTIKI LTD, Greece ǁ A.D.E.L., Slovakia

Asociación Mundus– Un Mundo a tus Pies, Spain ǁ Express Yourself, Latvia ǁ NGO ITTA, Ukraine

Business without Borders (BWB), Romania ǁ POLITES Association, Poland

Main theme of the project:

Entrepreneurship. Acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to improve personal devel-opment and employability. Support of the professional development of those who work in the field of youth in order to improve the quality of youth work across Europe.
Profile of the participants: 29 Youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers .
Project type: Erasmus+ Key Action 1. Mobility of Youth Workers.
Youth Workers’ Training & Networking.
Project Duration: December 2015– August 2016. Training days: 1– 7 April 2016.

SUMMARY OF THE TRAINING COURSE

Part of the project “Making Ideas Happen” was a training course with the same title that took place in Larnaca, Cyprus, 1-7 April 2016 focusing in Entrepreneurship with the use of innovative methods that were already tested in the business world.

The training aimed in:
- developing the capacity of youth organisations in Entrepreneurship;
- strengthening the competences of youth workers to support their target- groups;
- providing the individual participants with skills necessary to build a new business/ social enterprise .

During the training youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers learned how to design and implement entrepreneurial activities and how to build their own business. Objectives of the project:
To explore the role of youth work in supporting aspiring young entrepreneurs; To map support structures for Entrepreneurship and the related actors, policies, programmes & financial schemes at national and European level; To foster future cooperation between youth workers and other relevant stakeholders; To share practices and methods for business creation; To make it possible for Cypriot NGO to share the needs of their target– groups so as to inspire ideas for Social Entrepreneurship.

METHODOLOGY

This training activity was based on the Business Model Canvas, a popu-lar strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. The participants al-so used online tools to create Landing Pages to showcase their business ideas.
All working activities aimed at fostering intercultural learning and ex-change between participants from diverse backgrounds. Methodology included simulation games, role play, plenary debates, interactive lec-tures, audio-visual presentations, small and large group discussions, self- assessment and more. There were field visits to Cypriot NGO and a meeting with the Cyprus Commissioner for Volunteering and NGO.
With their participation, the trainers and the youth workers were ena-bled to support their organisations to tackle social problems, to multiply the impact of youth work and to raise the visibility of their work.

IDEAS BORN DURING THE PROJECT- VISIT THE LANDING PAGES

Landing pages are an important component of any web entrepreneur’s marketing tool kit.

STEMS is an online platform that gives the users the opportunity to lend and rent equipment useful for travelling and sports activities.
http://stems.tilda.ws/
DOGSTER- Local sitters for your dog. With Dogster you can find your pet lovely local home with friendly sitter
http://dogster.tilda.ws/
FRESH HOUR offers yoga activities for people of any skills level and age. We introduce you to a different, more meaningful way of living and feeling.
http://project43741.tilda.ws/
JUST IN PIADINA. Making new Italian tastes possible
http://www.mylanderpages.com/just_in_piadina/justinpiadina
KID MAG offers education, arts, discovering, playing and creative things for your kid.
http://kidmag.instapage.com/
SUSTIL- Lets get Organic. An organic growing company
http://sustil.strikingly.com/#aquaponics
FINAPP- Have a control about where your money goes
http://project43817.tilda.ws/


 You can download the official publication about the project at the end of this webpage

 



This project was financed with the support of the European Commission. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of the publisher and the European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information.
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May 27, 2016, 4:42 AM
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