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Developing Social And Business Entrepreneurial Skills For Young People In Rural Areas

Training Course

Wales, United Kingdom, 17 - 24th April 2014 (Closed)

This was a seven days training course which aimed to promote entrepreneurship and creativity through non-formal education with young people living in rural areas.

This training course took place in a beautiful rural area of Snowdonia national park, Wales, (United Kingdom). We gathered 32 youth workers, youth leaders and project managers from 8 different countries with experiences or interests in working with young people who live in remote/rural areas.

The main objectives of the training course were:

  • Indentifying the main challenges and opportunities of working with young people in rural areas
  • Discussion on existing entrepreneurial business or social projects made in different rural area setting, and the possibility of creatively developing new projects within EU countries
  • Discussions on what are the creative skills and resources needed by young people to develop their own projects, and how to provide or signpost them to access to training, mentoring and funding
  • Making new partners and contacts with similar interest and use this opportunity to set up further events such as training, seminar, exchange and networking
  • Sharing best practice and identify a preferred method for communication or platform to share resources and ideas

We had  participants from UK, Croatia, Greece, Poland, Estonia and Turkey.

Each participating organisations will gave a presentation about the challenges and opportunities for creating some entrepreneurial projects for young people in rural areas, where they are based. Participants were encouraged to share by giving examples of good practice, existing projects and the skills and resources that were needed by these young people to make it happen.

Our partners for this training course are:

LAG 5 (Croatia)
N.G.O. CIVIS PLUS (Greece)
Unia Izerska (Poland)
MT├ť Kultuur aitab hingata (Estonia)
Istanbul Youth Initiative (Turkey)