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TC “Social entrepreneurship for Youth Workers with youths with intellectual disabilities” – Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania
21st-27st February

The Social Entrepreneurship training for Youth Workers will focus on helping Youth Workers and Youth Leaders who are interested in the concepts of social innovation and social entrepreneurship for a better future. The programme aims to give Youth Workers and Youth Leader innovative tools for sustainable change.
The five days course is designed to motivate and give tools to participants to become entrepreneurs towards the social good. The training will also explore how social entrepreneurship can enhance the impact of young people with intellectual disabilities work and entrepreneurial skills, as well as integration into the market.
Participants’ profile
2 participants, youth workers in the field of intellectual disabilities, association involved in the field of intellectual disabilities, interested in social entrepreneurship.
-> To transform traditional youth workers into agents of social change who can scale up the potential and impact of existing social enterprises and innovations.
Objectives of training
– To identify youth workers’ perspectives about social entrepreneurship in their own social context
– To extend youth workers’ knowledge about initiative, innovation and creativity in their effect on social work;
– To help youth workers to reach enterprising qualities that can be reached for public good;
– To encourage the youth workers to link social work and entrepreneurship as a means of working towards the public good;
– To encourage youth workers to become the main actor of sustainable ch ange within their own com munity;
– To explore how social entrepreneurship can enhance the impact of volunteer work and enhance the volunteering experience of the participants;
– To address risk taking and risk management in voluntary work;
– Develop the networking potential and build partnerships of CANDLE project consortium member organizations that would increase the understanding of the concept of social entrepreneurship and innovations;
– To ensure and increase the active participation of youth workers in CANDLE consortium members or ganized events.
Learning outcomes
– Increased knowledge of social entrepreneurship (current trends, education strategies and methods to be applied in their learning environment)
– Improved social entrepreneurship teaching skills.
– Improved methods for work with young people with intellectual disabilities;
– Improved coaching competences to support social enterprises development;
– Improved motivation and skills to engage in international collaboration work with other youth workers in the field.

Financial conditions:
– Food, accommodation and activities are 100% covered by the project
– Travel costs are covered by the project up to maximum of 380€.
– “Quota associativa YouNet – Tessera 2017”: €50. These membership fees should be paid only by confirmed participants and give them the status of YouNet’s member and access to all our benefits.

How to apply: fill here your application form.

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