Social Economy – Social Values, Social Inclusion

31st March – 8th April 2020

Wisla, Poland

Training Course


Sadly, Social Economy is currently almost absent in formal education for young people. Even though its role of the non-formal education is not to be overestimated. It is crucial to educate young people on Social Economy, due to at least few reasons:
1) Now, while working with young people, too often we can hear that “immigrants come and steal jobs”, or that “some people want to live on welfare”. Education on Social Economy allows young people to see the bigger picture on how economy and business can:
 include disadvantaged groups (which they currently often described with these negative statements cited above),
 support social objectives (as solidarity).
2) Understanding how socially excluded people can actively engage and contribute to the development of the local community, can contribute to spreading attitudes of tolerance, solidarity and respect for human rights among young people (also in relation to people coming from other communities and cultures, as e.g. immigrants).
3) Soon, these young people, will be entering the labour market. If they are aware of what Social Economy is (and that such thing even exist!), they will be able to create enterprises and cooperatives, which on the one hand will be the source of their income, and on the other – they will be able to actively reflect their values and help people from disadvantaged groups.


As a participant of the training, you will:
a) gain knowledge regarding
– Social Economy (SE)
– the possibility of using its mechanisms to meet social goals and objectives;
– how education on Social Economy can be used for promotion of important values among young people, such as tolerance and solidarity;
– how, and what tools to use to interest young people in Social Economy, and promote important values at the same time;


The training will be held in Wisła, Poland. Wisła is a beautiful town in southern Poland, close to the border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Attractively situated at the source of the Wisla River, and surrounded by beautiful
forests on nearby mountain slopes, Wisla is popular tourist destination. Known as the Pearl of the Beskid Mountains, it has breathtaking views and landmarks. Participants will be accommodated in double and triple rooms with private bathroom, grouped by gender, with participants from different country.

Due to the fact that the Economission Foundation promotes responsible consumption, meals served during the training will be exclusively vegetarian. Please make sure, that this rule is acceptable for you before committing for participation in this training.

More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 2 Participants 18+ years old
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered from the project and the traveling cost up to 360 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form