“Sailing to Success”
The Erasmus + project EntrepreneurShip II – Sailing to Success’, took place in Slettestrand, Denmark in 2 phases:
- Contact Making Event from 27th October – 4th November 2019
A 9-day Contact Making Event (CME) with the aim to strengthen the youth sectors role in supporting young entrepreneurs through a reinforced network of youth organisations.
During the contact making event, the participants gained:
– Deepened understanding of the EU youth Programme and its relevance as a tool for addressing issues related to youth entrepreneurship;
– New perspectives on the relevant fields (entrepreneurship, youth work, non-formal education) through cooperation with the other participants and international networking;
– Skills to create concrete proposals for promoting entrepreneurship among youth through non-formal education within the parameters of the EU youth programmes;
– Skills to produce and develop a wide range of tools, methods and practices that promote entrepreneurship among youth through non-formal education in cooperation with partners from other countries.
- Training Course from 24th November – 3rd December 2019
A 10-day Training Course (TC) in order to increase the capacity of youth workers in non-formal entrepreneurship education.
During the training course, among others the participants gained:
– Knowledge upon entrepreneurship and aspects to cover when working with aspirational entrepreneurs, including creative thinking, problem solving, decision making, identification of strengths and weaknesses, idea generation, pitching, etc.;
– New skills to deliver non formal entrepreneurship education, including new methods and tools on creative thinking, problem solving, strengths and weaknesses, etc.;
– Skills to develop new methodologies for delivering youth entrepreneurship education.
The project brought together managers and youth workers from Denmark, Slovakia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Turkey, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, and France.
The objectives of the project were:
- Create concrete network of youth organisations across Europe for promoting entrepreneurial spirit amongst youth through utilising best practices and identifying shared innovative proposals;
- Utilise newly established partnerships among the partners of the project to enhance local youth’s mobility possibilities, for instance through European Solidarity Corps or Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs;
- Explore and reinforce the role of non-formal education in the promotion of youth entrepreneurship;
- Increase youth workers competencies and toolbox for delivering non-formal entrepreneurship education to young people.