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Nowadays, the social entrepreneurship has been acknowledged as an effective means to the end of creating new jobs, improving the standard of living and encouraging the citizens’ participation in the decision making process at all levels. It can also contribute to the integration of marginal and precarious strata of the population, the creation of wealth and re-investment or making new investments in various countries across the globe.

In order to enhance the social entrepreneurship in our countries, it would be absolutely necessary to supply the young people who dream of becoming social entrepreneurs with appropriate competences, contacts and the will to launch social entrepreneurs commensurate to their own profile & the needs of their milieu.

In this context, we wish to organize a long-term project to favour the experiences’ exchange and develop the competences of 24 youth workers and instructor designers who stem from 8 countries and 4 continents, so that they can come up with innovative educational methods about the social entrepreneurship and act as multipliers who will help this type of entrepreneurship to spread among the young people in their countries and elsewhere.

Summary of the project:

Nowadays, the social entrepreneurship has been acknowledged as an effective means to the end of creating new jobs, improving the standard of living and encouraging the citizens’ participation in the decision making process at all levels. It can also contribute to the integration of marginal and precarious strata of the population, the creation of wealth and re-investment or making new investments in various countries across the globe.

In order to enhance the social entrepreneurship in our countries, it would be absolutely necessary to supply the young people who dream of becoming social entrepreneurs with appropriate competences, contacts and the will to launch social entrepreneurs commensurate to their own profile & the needs of  their milieu.

In this context, we wish to organize a long-term project to favour the experiences’ exchange and develop the competences of 24 youth workers and  instructor designers  who stem from 8 countries and 4 continents, so that they can come up with innovative educational methods about the social entrepreneurship and act as multipliers who will help this type of entrepreneurship to spread among the young people in their countries and elsewhere.

Our project consists of the following activities:

1) A 2-day transnational project meeting at Lefkas (Greece), during which the contact persons of every partner organization will be brought together in order to commonly piece together this project and determine the rules and the methods which will be applied.

2) A  “job shadowing mobility” which will last 15 days and allow every one of the 16 youth workers including two deaf to observe the implementation of one  social entrepreneurship and the related education.

3) Preparation of a research work which will detect the needs of the youth of the various partners in terms of training and support opportunities about the social entrepreneurship.

4) A training course of 11 days in Poland, during which we will create a virtual club for young people who are would-be social entrepreneurs, which will include a Moodle platform-based online course about social entrepreneurship for the benefit of the young people with different abilities.

5) An experimentation of the above mentioned virtual club by the young people of the countries.

6) Creating a technical and pedagogical manual for exploiting the above club.

7) A training course of 7 days in Vietnam in order to educate the 24 direct beneficiaries   into becoming E-mentors in favour of the young people who benefit from the above mentioned club.

8) Organization of a “carrier-day” by each partner organization, which will disseminate the results of the project in question and make the virtual club more widely known.

9) Implementation and updating of the club through the involvement of the 24 E-mentors & the administrator of the club.

10) A 2-day evaluation meeting will be held at Benin, where a cooperation strategy will be applied for the sake of the virtual club’s sustainability.

 

Aims of the project:

The basic aims of our project are:

– To enable a group of youth workers and staff of 8 youth  organizations coming from 8 countries from 4 continents to exchange and acquire knowledge, skills and competences about innovative methods for non formal education of young people to social entrepreneurship, networking, On line training, support and coaching, and building their capacity for the use of modern learning methods related to non-formal education of young people and social entrepreneurship based on virtual technology; in order  to modernize their working methods and optimize their supporting role in favor of  young people of different backgrounds and abilities who wish to learn and invest in social entrepreneurship.

– To promote the adoption of innovative practices in social entrepreneurship education by developing personalized and collaborative learning and networking approaches through strategic use of ICTs and open educational resources.

– Create a virtual youth club that promotes social entrepreneurship and aims to:

* Connect young people with their peers, who wish to become social entrepreneurs and resource persons from different countries around the world.

* Consolidate the networks dedicated to the promotion of social entrepreneurship among young people

* Offering dynamic distance-based training on the theme that meets the needs of young people with personalized and sustainable support.

* Promoting dialogue between young people and decision-makers to promote collective, sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship in their communities.

* Establish professional links and promote distance cooperation between young people from 4 continents who wish to engage them self in social entrepreneurship.

* To develop and recognize the civic, technical and entrepreneurial pedagogical skills of young members (including young people with special needs and young people with few opportunities) in order to facilitate their transition to the entrepreneurial world and optimize their empowerment and initiatives.

 

* Encourage young members to become members of the youth club for social entrepreneurship”, to develop their professional network, reinforce their motivation to undertake in a sustainable way and to increase their creativity in the field of social entrepreneurship.

 

– Improve participation in learning and strengthen the connection between non-formal education and employability by developing a methodical innovative and sustainable training tool for assistance and service.

– Forming a new generation of E-mentors to become able to:

* provide appropriate support to the members of our virtual club.

* update the club to meet the changing needs of its members.