Trainings for future young facilitators for Social Entrepreneurship
Within the framework of the Western Balkans Youth Social Economy Alliance project (WB SEA), two trainings were held this year in Podgorica, Montenegro. In the trainings 24 young people from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, N. Macedonia and Serbia took part.
The first training for advocacy, partnership building and digital learning of the social economy was held in the period from March 27 to April 2, 2022. Within this training, as young facilitators of social entrepreneurship and youth work practitioners to participate were selected: Kamelia Kostovska, Dusica Tevcheva, Simona Vasilevska. Participants have the opportunity to learn how to create effective advocacy campaigns and improve social economy ecosystems by collaborating with key stakeholders in their local communities.
The second training for young facilitators of social entrepreneurship and youth work practitioners was held in the period from October 21st to October 27th, 2022. In the framework of this training, Simona Stancheva, Dona Stancheva and Simona Slavkova participated. The participants of this training, through working in groups, generated ideas that solve problems related to the local community. Additionally, young people learned the tools: Business Model Canvas, the 5 Whys, etc. Through these tools, participants have the chance to do market analysis and learn how to put their idea on paper.
“It was my pleasure to be part of the second training for young facilitators of social entrepreneurship. Words cannot explain the energy and brainstorming that comes from a team of people from different fields trying to find a solution to a common problem.” said Simona Slavkova from ARNO, a participant in the second training.
The WBSEA project is part of a broader strategy aiming to support the creation of the Western Balkans Youth Social Economy Alliance (WB SEA). It’s a regional network dedicated to building the capacities of civil society organizations to promote, advocate and use the social economy as one of the most effective instruments for engaging, empowering, and creating opportunities for the WB youth. The project is led by ADP-Zid (Montenegro), in cooperation with the Diesis Network (Belgium), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo (Italy), ARNO (N.Macedonia), Mladi Ambasadori (Serbia), LENS (Kosovo), Partners Albania for Change and Development (Albania) and CDP Globus (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The project is funded by the Erasmus + program.