Teaching Young Entrepreneurship – Do you know how?

4th – 10th of May 2018

Arenas de San Pedro, Spain

Training Course

Project Background

The public education system often does not provide young people with tools and attitudes, so necessary to become an active member of the societies. Young people will rather look for a job than about think creating one, as they lack self-confidence, personal initiatives and practical knowledge and tools in order to develop their ideas and achieve their goals. We are convinced that the times of permanent jobs are gone and more and more young people will have to rely on their skills and take a chance to start their own company. A lot of organizations work on the entrepreneurship on the assumption that it´s “a good thing to do“ without a close examination of how it fits in with our obligation to promote young people’s social and emotional development.

The program was designed to complete a methodology on how to work on entrepreneurship with young people. It includes two levels (start up and ready to go), each with 10 sessions with the duration of one hour each. With that, we offer youth workers and teachers concrete didactic sessions. We have chosen to base it on the Economy for the Common Good (https://old.ecogood.org/en) to also broader the view of young people on entrepreneurship, so they don´t see it only as a way to make money, but also as a way to contribute to the community and create social capital.

Main Aim

The main aim of “Teaching Young Entrepreneurs – Do you know how?” is to prepare youth workers/teachers to work with this methodology and to help them to develop entrepreneurship related competences in the young people they are working with.

Also, we want to work on the following objectives:

1. To increase the quality of youth sector as an important actor of fomenting and teaching youth initiative and entrepreneurship.

2. To provide youth workers and teachers with a new entrepreneurship education methodology, created by the “Young Entrepreneurs – If not you then who” team within the KA2 Strategic Partnership project.

3. To increase the facilitation skills of youth workers/teachers.

4. To provide a complementary, non-formal methodology, that can also be used in formal education.

Methodology

This non-formal education training course will be characterized by highly participatory, interactive and experiential methods. The participants will have a chance to participate in sessions of entrepreneurial education and implement them by themselves, gather feedback from other participants, reflect on their facilitation skills and improve them.

Participants:

We are looking for 2 participants over 18 years old

Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots or Cypriot residents.

Application form until 20/02/2018

Date of Selection: 22/02/2018

Food and accommodation are fully covered from the project and the traveling cost is covered up to 530€