36 youth workers from 9 European Youth organisations discovered how they can design experiential and creative learning contexts in entrepreneurial education for the “Missing Entrepreneurs”. The intensive project supports the nonprofit organisations that coordinate local activities and programs for young people from rural, immigrants and women.
Between November 7-15 November 2018, representatives of 9 youth organisations from Poland, Italy, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, FYROM and Romania participated in a training course about creativity and entrepreneurial education in Bucharest. The training course aimed to develop the entrepreneurship skills among youth workers, but also testing new non-formal learning methods that can be applied in local activities and sharing good practices among young people who already have launched their startups. The course also proposes to give a new perspective on the role of the youth worker in the digital era and to discuss the opportunities for learning, mentoring, career guidance and funding for young people, women and immigrants available in the 9 countries involved in the project.
The Ideas Ark training course is an invitation for youth workers to rediscover their creativity, spirit of initiative, effective tools and methods of entrepreneurial education. They have experienced and became aware with the launch stages of a start-up, how to generate ideas for social entrepreneurship projects or make a business plan. At the end of the course, they come up with 6 start-up ideas: Just Us, Fruber, Lights on, STEM Kids, Ecoholics, Me2 4 You.