Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

The European exchange programme for Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.

More info www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu 

A place for Youth in Mediterranean EEA: Resilient and Sharing Economies for NEETs. Project Index No.: 2017-1-345. EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.

A place for Youth in Mediterranean EEA: Resilient and Sharing Economies for NEETs. Project Index No.: 2017-1-345. EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment

The YOUTHShare project aims at reducing youth unemployment in coastal and island regions of Mediterranean EEA by advancing young NEETs skills in trans-locally resilient agri-food production and the pertinent circular economies. By boosting the potential of social entrepreneurship in those sectors through sharing economy by means of an integrated multi-scalar methodology and practice, the project will lead to reducing economic disparities and increasing social integration.

Many of the Mediterranean EEA regions, in addition to unemployment and inactive young population between 25- 29 skyrocketing, face special socio-environmental insularity-related pressures, the refugee crisis, lack of coordination between actors and interventions, and absence of personalized support. Such a poly-parametric problem needs transnational cooperation, coordinated research and new empirically-grounded solutions based on know-how transfer, in order to cover three needs: i) to train properly selected groups (especially inactive low-skilled women and migrants familiar with the Mediterranean culture) in locally resilient sectors, ii) to enhance employability in a transferable way by advancing knowledge and skills through social entrepreneurship and innovative peer-to-peer platforms connected to niche markets, and iii) to establish long-lasting labour market engagement by involving various, mostly non-traditional, stakeholders and through innovative research and path-breaking Employment Centres.

Entrepreneurship is a woman 2! EIW 785052. COS-EYE-2017-4-01

Entrepreneurship is a woman 2! EIW 785052. COS-EYE-2017-4-01

The main aim of the EIW2 project is to enhance and promote entrepreneurship in EU and thus to increase the competitiveness of European SMEs and potential start-ups by establishing exchange of experience between new and experienced entrepreneurs, access to new markets, finding potential business partners and business networking. The duration of the mobility action will be from 0 to 4 months maximum. This project is a continuation of EIW project developed in cycle 8 and this project should reach at least 160 RLTs involving directly 80 NEs and 80 NEs during the project implementation.

Women’s experiences in the business creation are different from those of men. Women go towards different type of business. Their business is usually based in lack of perspectives to find a job after maternity etc. The consortium aim is to promote the unusual business creations in order to find the needs and business opportunities in small, excluded, poor areas where there are no place big innovative IT companies but there is place for ecological food, care services, services for kids, young mothers, gastronomy, education). Women are therefore forming an increasingly significant portion of the SME sector, which is the major source of new jobs. Yet women continue to face barriers to entrepreneurial activity in comparison with men. If Europe is to benefit fully from the female potential for job creation and economic growth, decision-makers at local, national and European level must agree measures to ensure the best possible framework to support women’s entrepreneurship.

In order to effectively contribute to promoting growth and strengthening competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in the European Union on the long term, EIW2 ” Entrepreneurship is a woman 2!” will address the five challenges set out in the COSME Work programme, with a strong emphasis on intensifying the sustainable internationalization of SME’s.

Competent teaching Staff key towards success in educational process POWERSE-2017-1-PL01-KA101-036368

Competent teaching Staff key towards success in educational process POWERSE-2017-1-PL01-KA101-036368

The aim of the undertaken activities is to strengthen the professional profile of the teachers, improve their qualifications and competences, provide early care and education to students, and as a result, increase the level of teaching and learning as well. All the actions have been taken to prepare teachers and management staff to create and work with classes, also at the second stage of education, during extracurricular activities. In the project 31 Polish teachers were involved in training activities in Murcia, Spain. Participation in the project brought a lot of long-term benefits: from improving the qualifications and competences of the school staff, enriching the workshop with modern language teaching methods and ICT to increasing the school’s attractiveness, through the implementation of the learned practices and innovations, gaining key competences by the students and motivating them to learn. Participation in the project gave the school an European dimension, which allowed for the promotion of the school worldwide. 
In order to disseminate knowledge about the project and the idea of ​​participation in the ERASMUS + project, a number of activities were undertaken not only in the school environment, but also locally: placing information on the school website, informing local media (TV and press) about the school’s participation in the project, the use of eTwinning and the Twin Space platform. Furthermore, we shared our experiences with other teachers in demostration lessons, during staff meetings and conferences organized. The training courses were the following:

  1. Working with a student with special educational needs
  2. Communication and mediation, difficult parent
  3. IT tools in didactics
  4. Voice emission

Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for youth

Erasmus+ KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. KA205 - Strategic Partnerships for youth

Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for youth

Following  priorities set up by the EC (see Council conclusions on reinforcing youth work to ensure cohesive societies 2015/C 170/02) MOSCAD project is an action to further strengthen quality in youth work through the development of  methods  which can be used in different forms of youth work in the different situations of the Member States at all levels. The key role that youth work can play in reaching out to all young people of different backgrounds, including marginalized for various reasons youth, must be stressed. This is essential in countries with are on the forefront of social and demographic changes in Europe. This countries are represented in the project as partners  from  Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Spain and Germany. This countries either are involved in the present refugee crisis (like De, HU which are a hotspot of immigration from Syria) or will be in foreseeable future (Poland with the still active conflict in the Ukraine will be the next hotspot for immigration). These are also countries with diverse cultural minorities, such as the Roma minority in Romania in Poland, Russian minority in Lithuania or various minorities in Spain (including immigrants from Morocco and Algeria). And as such the project becomes a step in combating geographical, social and educational inequalities which can lead to despair and create a fertile ground for extremism (see “The declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education, Paris17.03.2015). It is the project philosophy that by taking experiences accumulated by partners from this countries new methods and tools can be developed.

The main objective of the project is to create the holistic, multilevel model of the support for international and domestic youth with the socio cultural adaptation. The project focuses on developing specialist programs for youth supporting multilevel of the adaptation process. Present programs are oriented onto individual tutoring, group psychological support, interpersonal training, intercultural workshops, work according to the method of project and peer activities. The pilot study of developed model will be implemented during the MOSCAD. Additionally, evaluation of the model efficiency and effectiveness will be implemented. Initially, the project will be directed to students, foreign and domestic young people from other country and domestic partner universities. However, after the completion of the project, it will be possible that the model developed under this project will be used by any group of immigrants.

The main results of the project are:

  1. The model of socio-cultural adaptation
  2. The analysis report of the literature and documents about the difficulties in the socio cultural adaptation of international and domestic youth
  3. The diagnosis of the need for support of of international and domestic youth
  4. The programs supporting this adaptation process under the model:
  • the adaptive training program for international group
  • the program of intercultural workshops
  • the method of the animation of intercultural peer support
  • the individual tutoring program
  • the program of work with a group of international with the method of project
  • the program of training workshops for teachers implementing

           the   developed model

  1. The pilot testing of the developed model
  2. The evaluation report of model of support for international and domestic youth with the socio cultural adaptation

The direct target group will be foreign and domestic young people at the age from13 to 30 years and youth workers, psychologists, teachers, lecturers. The project activities will be also directed to indirect target group: associations, foundations and other public benefit organizations offering the  support for young immigrants. The expected multilevel impact of the project on direct and indirect target groups in long term is as follows:

  • Provide holistic model of socio-cultural adaptation dedicated to specialist working with foreigners, dedicated to supporting international and domestic young people.
  • Encourage national: high schools, universities, associations, foundations as well as other public benefit organizations offering the  support for young immigrants ,  how to work according to the model of socio-cultural adaptation
  • Improve offer of help by institutions providing the support for young immigrants
  • Increase capacity of staff in educational institutions such as high schools, universities, to provide holistic multilevel support of international and foreign and domestic young people at the age 13-30
  • Seek to strengthen cooperation between: educational institutions, associations, foundations, and other social partners. Thanks to this approach project outcomes will be expanded by encouraging main stakeholders to embed the model of socio-cultural adaptation into mainstream activities.

Acting through Games 2015-3-BE05-KA105-00773

Acting through Games 2015-3-BE05-KA105-00773

The project consists of 2 parts – Advanced Planning visit for youth leaders to be held in September 2016 in Costesti, Moldova and youth exchange itself.

The youth exchange take place in between 11-16 of November 2016 in  Costesti, Moldova. An international group of 45 young people including group leaders from 6 EU countries – Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria and Estonia and from 3 EECA countries – Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine took part in this international youth exchange. The total duration of the project is 8 days, including the arrival and departure days.

This is a project for young people who wanted to develop and practice skills for working with groups. Participants have the chance to learn all steps in a workshop: from preparation to implementation, with a permanent focus on the expected results. In order to create an active learning environment, the participants were learning by doing with the support of the team.

The whole exchange was based upon non-formal education methods. The aim is to allow participants to “learn by doing”, so that they acquired some knowledge based upon the experience they withdraw from each exercise or the connection between them. Some of the themes were:

  • Games and exercises
  • Group dynamics
  • Media tools
  • Presentation skills
  • Story telling
  • Theories of learning
  • Working process minded and goal focused
  • Creating a concept about non-formal learning
  • Education by creating context
  • Language as creative and generative instrument

Entrepreneurship is a woman! EIW 695826 COS-EYE-2015-4-01

Entrepreneurship is a woman! EIW 695826 COS-EYE-2015-4-01

The main aim of the EIW project is to enhance and promote entrepreneurship in EU and thus to increase the competitiveness of European SMEs and potential start-ups by establishing exchange of experience between new and experienced entrepreneurs, access to new markets, finding potential business partners and business networking. The duration of the mobility action will be from one to three months. In general, the project should reach at least 70 mobility actions involving directly 140 entrepreneurs during the project implementation.

Women’s experiences in the business creation are different from those of men. Women go towards different type of business. Their business is usually based in lack of perspectives to find a job after maternity etc. The consortium aim is to promote the unusual business creations in order to find the needs and business opportunities in small, excluded, poor areas where there are no place big innovative IT companies but there is place for ecological food, care services, services for kids, young mothers, gastronomy, and education). Women are therefore forming an increasingly significant portion of the SME sector, which is the major source of new jobs. Yet women continue to face barriers to entrepreneurial activity in comparison with men. If Europe is to benefit fully from the female potential for job creation and economic growth, decision-makers at local national and European level must agree measures to ensure the best possible framework to support women’s entrepreneurship.

In order to effectively contribute to promoting growth and strengthening competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in the European Union on the long term, EIW ” Entrepreneurship is a woman!” will address the five challenges set out in the COSME Work programme, with a strong emphasis on intensifying the sustainable internationalization of SME’s.