Start: 01-07-2017 - End: 31-12-2018Project Reference: 2017-1-MK01-KA205-035354EU Grant: 47710 EUR
The Group EVS project entitled “Youth Entrepreneurs ” is a long-term volunteering project involving 3 volunteers from Italy in local youth work activities in Prilep, Macedonia for a period of 12 month starting in November 2015. This project will be a follow up of the previous project “Youth Entrepreneurs Club”. The EVS volunteers will continue the work of the previous EVS volunteers and in that way we are trying to ensure bigger sustainability of the YEC club in order to help young people to face to their common problem and to expand this network to the other countries in Europe, taking in consideration that the previous volunteers were from France and now we selected the new volunteers from Italy in order to involve different EU countries.
The volunteers will be actively involved in the developing of the already existing service “Youth Entrepreneurs Club” within the Youth Information and Counseling center INFO SEGA. The YIC INFO SEGA is a project from Coalition SEGA and it is devoted to inform, educate and counsel young people about various possibilities available for youth (studying abroad, scholarships, volunteering, trainings and seminars, events, information for employment, and etc) through providing a direct and on-line contact with youth. The Youth Entrepreneurs Club (YEC) is a meeting point for all young people who are interested in providing easier placement for them in the labor market, gather information about entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning, social entrepreneurship, developing an entrepreneurial project, etc. It has been service for youth in the YIC and it is supported by a group of local volunteers and EVS volunteers.
This club is a link between the local volunteers and the EVS volunteers coming from different EU countries to talk about ideas and share experiences. With this club, we want to support unemployed young people and young entrepreneurs by giving them useful information. In the club, the future young entrepreneurs will have the possibility to inform, talk about ideas and opportunities and share experiences or ideas. Also it is very important experienced people to join in this project, people who tried hard and succeeded.
It is a big motivation for the young people to listen the experience from the experts. There are many types of activities where the volunteers will be involved such as sharing information, promotions to the other young people about YEC, running workshops for local young people, researches and surveys, conversations and meetings with local youth, local politicians and authorities, also meetings with the local experts and on-line meetings with experts and politicians from the countries where the volunteers come from etc. Also, the youth included in this club will maintain a separate web page named Young entrepreneurs on which they will share information and ideas.There will be open space for the volunteers to implement their ideas to improve the quality of the project and encourage more and more youngsters to be active in the services delivered by them. During these experiences the volunteers as well as the youngsters will have inter-cultural learning in order to have a better understanding in each other culture.