Social Entrepreneurship Training for Youth Leaders
Budding entrepreneurs to meet in Bulgaria this June
Up to 24 budding entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 30 years old will take part in ISCA’s “Social Entrepreneurship Training for Youth Leaders” course in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 17-23 June 2013. The five-day course is designed to motivate the participants and give them tools to become entrepreneurs working towards social good. The event will also explore how social entrepreneurship can enhance the impact of volunteer work and enhance the voluntary experience of young people.
Why social entrepreneurship?
ISCA’s Social Entrepreneurship Training for Youth Leaders (SETYL) programme focuses on helping individuals who are interested in the concepts of social innovation and social entrepreneurship for a better future. The programme has the potential to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change.
Aim of SETYL
The aim of the SETYL programme is to transform traditional young volunteers into agents of social change who can scale up the potential and impact of existing social enterprises and/or innovations.
Objectives of the training course
• To identify participants’ perspectives about social entrepreneurship in their own social contexts;
• To extend participants’ knowledge about initiative, innovation and creativity and their effect on social work;
• To help participants to reach enterprising qualities that can be used for the public good;
• To encourage the participants to link social work and entrepreneurship as a means of working towards the public good;
• To encourage the participants to become the main actor of sustainable change within their own community;
• To explore how social entrepreneurship can enhance the impact of volunteer work and enhance the voluntary experience of the participants;
• To address risk-taking and risk management in voluntary work;
• Develop the networking potential of ISCA’s member organisations and build partnerships that would increase the understanding of the concept of social entrepreneurship and innovation;
• To ensure and increase the active participation of participants in ISCA’s NowWeMove campaign and MOVE Week.
For more information about the course please contact:
Laska Nenova - project coordinator