Project place: Brussels, Belgium
Project dates: 22nd – 27th October 2017
Application deadline: 1st October 2017
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The long-term project “Social Inclusion through Entrepreneurship” works to ensure more inclusion of citizens with fewer opportunities by providing (social) entrepreneurship education. It is a project where innovation from Germany, Belgium and Macedonia will be exchanged and summarized in a joint publication and it will result with a new curricula as an intellectual output.
The project aims to develop capacity of educators and leaders who are active and experienced in adult learning programmes, to design and deliver educational programmes, to facilitate inclusion and to initiate employability. This will be done by supporting the promotion of social entrepreneurship through adult learning programmes. The project will explore the possibilities and tools on how to increase participation of citizens with fewer opportunities in the Erasmus+ projects based on the Inclusion Strategy of Erasmus+ and the European Commission’ guidelines for working with migrants and refugees, and good practices, how the organizations can motivate and prepare people to take active part and to gain new skills that will help them for their social and professional development. In this regards, all selected partners have good practices to showcase and will learn from each other but also to disseminate the learned outcomes to other citizens leaders back home and promote the different practices of entrepreneurship education in adult learning programmes.
About the study visit in Belgium
During this study visit participants will focus on exploring adequate practices of social entrepreneurship and how its made an impact on the people with fewer opportunities.
Among the visited areas will be some specific social organizations in Brussels, as well as some rural based cooperatives and social enterprises which make economic activities at one side, but also support marginalized people to find a job on the other side. We will also explore the Belgian system to work with refugees.
The visit will depend a lot on the learning needs identified by the participants linked to the main theme. The participants-learners can ask questions they want and link with other organizations during the visit of the local citizens groups and national organizations and institutions which is an opportunity to discuss about tips to influence more entrepreneurship education for adults and support for successful social businesses
During the project a variety of non-formal learning methods and techniques with set specific learning objectives will be used in order to address the different needs of participants and desired outcomes. In relaxed, flexible atmosphere the participants will get to know each other and will be given a space to exchange experiences, share practical and theoretical knowledge on the topics. All the topics will be brought to attention using the ‘learning by doing’ methodology, where the participant becomes the protagonist of the learning experience, gets new insights and learning after observing and reflecting over their behavior in different exercises, games, processes and role plays and gets a possibility to try out new approaches, ways of communicating and actions in a safe environment of a group setting. The participants will acquire the skills and knowledge to transfer the used methods to concerned parties outside of the project.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
- Age above 18
- Educators and leaders active and experienced in adult learning programmes
- Interested in social entrepreneurship
- Willing to design and deliver educational programmes
- Able to facilitate inclusion and to initiate employability
- Able to work in English
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% of the amount up 240 EUR. The reimbursement will happen upon collecting all tickets and invoices and calculating all costs.
Participation fee: NONE
Sending fee: 500 MKD