Coolinary in Action – Social Entrepreneurship 4 Impact
The project “Coolinary in Action – Social Entrepreneurship 4 Impact” is inspired by the fruitful collaboration between ARNO and the State VET School for Gastronomy and Hospitality “Lazar Tanev”. Тhis partnership, since 2013, demonstrates the perfect recipe for success, generating positive outcomes in the areas of VET, youth employment prospects, and social economy.
“Coolinary in Action” aims to increase employability and tackle underemployment and facilitate the transition of students into the job market, especially among youth with fewer opportunities. Social entrepreneurship will be used not only as a modern business model but also as a tool for boosting the employability and self-employment of young chefs. Besides direct experience in the operations of Coolinary, the project will offer tailor-made workshops, introducing the students to the basics of social entrepreneurship. Students will understand the value proposition of social entrepreneurship, learn how to communicate and engage the community, and how to collaborate with different actors.
This initiative is implemented with the support of the European Union in the framework of the project “Youth Agents of change” implemented by the Center for intercultural dialogue, Scout Association of Macedonia and Center for research and analysis NOVUS.
The project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The content of thе project is sole responsibility of the author, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
Highlights of the project: As part of the project, Gjevrek recipe competition will be launched inviting the citizens of Skopje to reinvent the pastry and submit their own recipe. The competition will culminate in the grand finale, where 10 finalists will prepare Gjevrek according to their own recipe. The winner of the competition will receive a small financial prize and will pass on their recipe to the students.