EU-projekt: EntreprenHour

EntreprenHour är ett europeiskt samarbetsprojekt med avsikt att främja utbildningar inom entreprenörskap och socialt entreprenörskap bland unga människor. Utbildningarna ämnar nå unga arbetslösa och unga som hoppat av skolan, så kallade ’hemmasittare’. 

Föreningen Bar Social har ansökt om projektbidrag inom Erasmus+ Ung och Aktiv vid ansökningstillfället 4 oktober 2018. Projektet ”EntreprenHour” har beviljats och myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor har beslutat att Föreningen Bar Social medel från den Europeiska Unionen.

Föreningen Bar Social är projektansökare. Partners är Mine Vaganti Ngo (Italien), Champions Factory (Bulgarien) och Intercultural Youth Dialogue Association IYDA e.V. (Tyskland). Projektbeskrivning på engelska följer.

 

About the project

”EntreprenHour” (EH) is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of
Social Entrepreneurship (SE), in combination with Non Formal Education (NFE) and practical
learning, as a tool for enhancing social inclusion and employability of disadvantaged sectors of the
youth population.

The direct target group of the project are young NEETs (not employed in education, training or in the labour market) aged 18-25 in all partner countries (Sweden, Italy, Croatia and Germany) and Europe. The indirect target group is composed of youth operators, NGOs and institutions involved in the youth dimension of non formal learning (youth centers, Sport clubs and associations, informal groups of young people) at the different levels (from the local to the European), in partner countries and beyond.

Partners

Bar Social (Sweden), Mine Vaganti Ngo (Italy), Champions Factory (Bulgaria), and Intercultural Youth Dialogue Association IYDA e.V. (Germany).

Priorities:

  • Development of relevant and high-quality skills and competences
  • Promoting entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship among young people

EntreprenHour” (EH) addresses the identification of existing best practices and the development of support schemes for the transmission of attitudes, skills and competences of Social Entrepreneurship to disadvantaged young people (NEETs) in partner countries and at the European level. The project will foster the priorities listed below through a coherent flow of activities developing across the 24 months of the cooperation and including Transnational Meetings, production of Reports, development and testing of entrepreneurial methodologies in 4 different yet interconnected Blended Mobilities of Young People (BMYP):

– Achievement of relevant and high quality skills and competences. The project deploys an approach grounded on Non Formal Education (NFE) and learning tackling the gap in basic and transversal skills at the level of ultimate youth targets with a view to providing sensitive categories of the youth population with the range of basic abilities for a full integration at the level of society and the labour market. EH purports itself to achieve this far-reaching outcome by mean of capitalizing on the potential of non-formal learning and experiential learning as agents of entrepreneurial education, extracting the added value of existing best practices across countries and sectors with a view to releasing educational Toolkits to be directly tested with ultimate youth targets in 4 different Blended Mobilities of Young People and processed in a comprehensive educational Format. Throughout the educational pattern deployed by the project, young people will be supported in directly enhancing soft and transversal skills (flexibility, planning, teamwork, selforiented learning, creativity, entrepreneurial mindset and skills, digital skills) as well as be supported in developing their schemes of social entrepreneurship initiatives. In this line of reasoning and action, the project enhances directly the priorities set forth by the 2008 EU Recommendation on Key Competences and Lifelong Learning, with a particular reference to developing appropriate provisions for young people affected by educational disadvantage to fulfill their educational potential.

– Promoting entrepreneurship education and Social Entrepreneurship (SE) among young people. Throughout the envisaged activities (research and identification of existing good practices, production of Toolkits of social entrepreneurship education for testing with young people and integrated in a comprehensive Format, support to the transition from learning to concrete entrepreneurial practice for involved youth learners, creation of web architectures for promotion and disclosure of project research outcomes and educational materials towards the wide audience of youth operators/organizations, NGOs and stakeholders in partner countries and across Europe), EH addresses the two broader issues of youth education and empowerment as well as strengthening of the Social dimension of entrepreneurship in Europe with a view to staging the ground for youths to act as a catalyst of a more equitable and socially oriented economic development in the European region. EH is therefore directly connected with and supportive of the priorities set out by the EU ”Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan”, with a particular focus on enhancing the quality of entrepreneurial learning and providing new practical, experiential learning models for entrepreneurial development. EH is targeted at developing youth SE as a profitable answer to the present developmental and employment challenges faced by Europe as a whole with a particular focus on empowering younger generations, with a particular focus on the NEET sector of the youth population (age 18-25), which makes up the most exposed one to social exclusion dynamics. EH pursues the following specific objectives: – Contrasting massive youth unemployment through developing Social Entrepreneurship potential and related soft/transversal skills in disadvantaged young people (NEETs) through Urban Needs’ Analysis, Storytelling, ICT and Intercultural Communication.

– Researching and comparing existing European good practices of Social Entrepreneurship education of young people through Urban Needs’ Analysis, Storytelling, Marketing and Intercultural Communication.

– Producing state-of-the-art Reports outlining the existing landscape of European
good practices. – Elaboration of a set of Toolkits and of a comprehensive “Bolstering Youth Entrepreneurship” Format representing a useful practical reference for NGO and stakeholders’ operators and entities interested in fostering entrepreneurial development of young NEETs.