Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship – exchange of experiences is the title of an Individual Mobility project for Learning purposes, promoted by the Cultural Recreation Social Association and Bem Fazer Vai Avante, for the promotion and dissemination of youth entrepreneurship based on ethics and morality and linked to the resolution of social conflicts. The goals are closely linked to current labels such as social inclusion, the labor market, employment policies, innovation or Euroscepticism.
It is an integrative project that aims to explore the possibilities of social entrepreneurship in different areas, with meetings at the university (educational level), municipalities (political field), small and medium-sized incubators (commercial field) and between non-profit organizations ( social and youth field).
The results achieved are related to the greater penetration of European policies among the youth of neighboring countries, the promotion of a more humanistic entrepreneurship linked to the solution of social problems and, above all, the commitment to development and innovation in offering new opportunities to young Europeans.
The project was carried out in Yerevan (Armenia) from May 28 to June 4, 2022.
The activities were highly participatory and interactive with the citizens involved, with the organization of meetings, discussions and debates, presentations, workshops, seminars, round table, working group, brainstorming, exchange of good practices and other activities to develop an active and promote interactions between the young people involved.
The project was approached through a methodology in which citizens and participants were the real actors of the project with their opinions, experiences and points of view. In this way Europe has become a more tangible and visible reality. Through these activities, a contribution was made to the implementation of the EU Agenda for the future.
Practical workshops were held to exchange knowledge and experiences on awareness of the Future of Europe and its perception of the challenges that the EU is called upon to face.
The future of Europeans depends on the direct involvement of citizens, whose aspirations are necessarily projected into the future. According to the priorities of the European Commission, the project aimed to give the opportunity to develop their sense of European citizenship with the involvement of direct and indirect people.
The project « Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship – exchange of experiences » was financed with support from the European Union under the Erasmus + Programme.
Key Action: KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals – KA105 – Youth mobility
Participation: The Project promoted by Associação Social Recreativa Cultural e Bem Fazer Vai Avante (Portugal), involved a total of 26 participants:
2 participants from the Roda Viva Youth Association (Portugal), 4 participants from the “AREAL” Cultural Non-Governmental Organization (Armenia), 2 participants from the Asociación Cultural Recreativa Deportiva, Xuvenil and MUXEMA Social Services Provider (Spain), 2 participants from the Tar Község Önkormányzata (Hungary), 2 participants from the National Youth League (Moldova), 5 participants from the Associazione San Vigilio, 2 participants from the Foreign languages school “Dimitar Dimov”- Pleven (Bulgaria) 2 participants from the Albestii Commune of Arges (Romania).
Day I – 05/28/2022
Arrival of the project partner delegations + Accommodation and Reception
Participants Arrivals, Transfers from Yerevan Airport. First contact and accommodation at Hotel Ararat.
H 21.00 Multicultural Night
Day II – 05/29/2022
Working Groups + Exhibition / Debate + Multicultural Night
Morning: 10:00-13:00 – Public Presentation of the Partner Organizations, the Project and the Activities.
Rules of participation and protection and security measures
Location: Hotel Ararat
H 13.30 Lunch
Afternoon: H 15.00-18.00 – Exhibition / Debate ” Social Entrepreneurship: what is it?” Location: Hotel Ararat
18:30 – 20:30 – Intercultural workshop in the historic center of Yerevan. H 21.00 Multicultural Night
Day III – 05/30/2022
Brainstorming + Round Table
Morning: 10:30 am Debate: “Good and bad practices for entrepreneurship” CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF YEREVAN
(The main mission of the Chamber is the improvement of the business environment, promotion of exports and investments, support to small and medium-sized companies, providing as a final result the economic growth of the economy).
H 13.30 Lunch
Afternoon: H 16.00 Round Table: “”Scenarios for the future of Europe: challenges and perspectives for young Europeans”
Presentation of the youth problem and the competences to promote among its activities.
The Armenian Progressive Youth known as APY is a youth organization based in Yerevan, Armenia.
Non-profit, non-political organization aiming to support, inspire and engage young people in Armenia and around the world to develop their social leadership skills, assume their civic responsibility and act as agents of change. Through different projects, initiatives and non-formal education tools, we help young people to succeed, ensuring that they develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competences to adapt to the modern world.
H 18.00 Workshop: job market and the social niche
Debate on corporate social responsibility and inclusive projects for young people H 21.00 Dinner
Day IV – 05/31/2022
Debate / Dialogue + Seminar
Morning: 10 am Moderate debate: equal opportunities
– Presentation of the “Safe You” App, a safe virtual space where women can seek help from their community, in a safe and supportive environment.
– Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) is a national non-profit organization (NGO) in Armenia. GOALS is rooted in the philosophy that sport can be used as a vehicle for transforming society and expanding the possibilities of our participants.
– With the presence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Armenia
Location: University of Yerevan
H 14.00 Lunch
Afternoon: H 17.00 Debate: Erasmus Generation wants to choose Europe’s future! Union of manufacturers and businessmen of Armenia.
Location: Hotel Ani Plaza H 21.00 Dinner
Day V – 06/01/2022
H 09.00 Transfer to Garni y Gegard
Meeting with private small business entrepreneurs. Public-private innovation policies, programs and initiatives H 13.00 Lunch
Transfer to Lake Sevan
Meeting with social incubator companies
H 21.00 Dinner
Day VI – 06/02/2022
Human Library / Roundtable
H 10.00 Human Library: direct encounter with Yerevan youth
Presentation of the youth problem and the skills to promote among its activities H 13.00 Lunch
Afternoon: H 14.30 Faculty of Economics of the University of Yerevan. Roundtable: Innovation policies, programs and public-private initiatives
H 21.00 Dinner
Day VIII – 06/04/2022
H 10.00 Start-up of online tools for the exchange of disruptive social initiatives Location: Hotel Ararat
H 13.00 Lunch
H 15.00 Project evaluation
H 21.00 Multicultural Night
Youthpass certificate award ceremony official greetings
Airport transfer and departures