Social entrepreneurship for inclusive growth - Call for TRAINERS
The idea of the training course “Joining hands- Social entrepreneurship for inclusive growth”
The training course (TC) “Social entrepreneurship for inclusive growth” will gather together youth in order to explore the principles of social entrepreneurship, paying special attention to the social aspect as a means for an inclusive growth. This means the participants will explore social problems, how social entrepreneurship can be used as a means to overcome them as well as the concept of social capital. Participants will be guided to develop their action plan for setting up their own social enterprise. The project envisions that this and the following training course will serve as a series of training courses, the one following the other with a rational sequence, keeping though their independency from each other. That means that youth may join the training course they want, according to their needs in order to become social entrepreneurs. Again the participants of these training courses are preferably unemployed and coming from the partners or associated partners of this project. Participants will develop the relevant chapter of the manual "Steps towards youth social sustainability". The chapter addresses the social aspect of youth social entrepreneurship particularly.
As a result of the financial crisis encountered in Europe the rate of unemployment increases rapidly. Social complications, exclusion, discrimination and human rights violations, threaten vulnerable groups and youth. In an attempt to face the problem, several measures are undertaken but usually focus on the effects and not the roots of the problem. YEU, traditionally close to youth and their needs, believes that now more than ever is the right moment to act, JOIN HANDS and support youth. The aim of the project is to create a strong partnership which supports and reinforces the concept of youth social entrepreneurship as a means of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as described in the Europe 2020 Strategy. Youth social entrepreneurship is the method of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. It fosters wealth for society as a whole, contributes to community development, supports environmental sustainability and produces social capital.
The long term project idea
The training course “Social entrepreneurship for inclusive growth” is a part of the long term project called “JOINING HANDS for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. The aim of this project is to create a sustainable network of partners who will collaborate in order to spread, support, reinforce and advocate for the concept of youth social entrepreneurship as a means of sustainable development on local and European level. The network of partners will include different stake holders, youth NGOs, local authorities and social enterprises which will work as the initiators and multipliers of social entrepreneurship among the youth they work with.
The specific objectives of the project are:
•To explore current situation regarding financial crisis, youth unemployment and social complications and track relevant problems/deficiencies/shortages
•To search the legal framework of youth social entrepreneurship in partner countries
•To explore the concept of sustainable development and its dimensions (economic, environmental, social - which are in line with the Europe 2020 priorities for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth)
•To create a strong and sustainable network of partners and associated partners
•To train youth on social entrepreneurship concept and principles
•To raise awareness about the need for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to the wider public
•To promote and advocate about youth social entrepreneurship on local and European level
•To increase the knowledge, skills and capacities of the partners to continue supporting youth entrepreneurs even after the project is over.
The event will be based on non-formal education methods, encouraging active participation of young people involved. Some of the methods used will be the following:
•Inputs from experts
•Intercultural and experiential learning
•Variety of visuals for thematic input
•Brainstorming and discussions both in working groups and in plenary
The working language of the training course and the partnership building activity will be English
Youth for Exchange and Understanding will cover 100% of travel costs (cheapest way) from the resident country. The food and lodging cost will be covered by YEU. 100% of the visa costs will be reimbursed. Trainers are obliged to have receipts of the tickets, boarding passes and invoices of the credit card that was used for buying the tickets for online payments. All Trainers will be reimbursed after the event by bank transfer.
We will be hosted at “Rodon Hotel” in Agros, Cyprus.
Profile of the Trainers
(Priority will be given to those that most closely meet this criteria and to members of the YEU PET):
•Have knowledge on topics covered by the training;
•Have a previous experience on the topics covered by this training;
•Are willing to collaborate and work for the benefit of the project;
•Are proficient users of English language;
•Members of YEU PET will have a priority.
YEU is looking for 1 senior and 1 junior trainer
Senior trainers will be paid 150 EUR gross per day (7 working days) and junior trainers will receive 30 EUR gross per day.
Responsibilities of the Trainers
•To have regular online meetings with other trainers and the project coordinator in order to plan the Training;
•To develop the latest version of the daily programme latest 2 weeks before the Training;
•To develop the relevant session outlines latest 2 weeks before the Training;
•To be present at the Training and implement their tasks in a collective way;
•To have a daily evaluation with the project coordinator during the Training;
•To prepare a final report which needs to be submitted to the project coordinator latest 1 month after the Training;
•To prepare the relevant chapter of the publication which will be entitled "Steps towards youth social sustainability"
•Senior trainers need to provide support to junior trainer and work on them on development of their skills during the preparation and in the training providing them with relevant learning experience.
Applications are open until April 1st and available at: http://intranet.yeu-international.org/events/details/event/52.