During the project the 3 organisations, Sprijin si Dezvoltare Association, CEFE Macedonia and Inercia Digital developed a new programme which aims to develop entrepreneurial competences for youth. The program is designed in a long-term perspective and can be used with different type of target groups.

Target group: Young people aged from 18-30 years old with and without fewer opportunities (can be adapted also to adults or can be used as it is also for them)

General objective: Facilitate the personal and professional development for entrepreneurial competences

Specific objectives:

  • Train and develop the entrepreneurial competences and initiative spirit
  • Create a place where the young people can develop their own business plan and ideas
  • Establish close contact between young people and experts from the field of business, public and education sector

The used methodology is a holistic approach to entrepreneurship using non-formal education methods, tools and instruments.

Activities

1. Entrepreneurship online modules. Using the intellectual output Open Online course available at https://elearning.entreyouth.eu/ each young people will follow the online course.

Entrepreneurship workshops. Using non-formal education methods and instruments implement 20 workshops for the young people with the same topics of the online module

2. What means entrepreneurship

  1. Why become an entrepreneur?
  2. Business and Work Ethics?
  3. Entrepreneurial Characteristics
  4. Business Plan Steps-Fit for your idea-types of business plans
  5. Sparking Innovation and Creativity
  6. Micro Analysis
  7. Goal setting factors
  8. Introducing Marketing mix
  9. Market and Industry Analysis
  10. Customer Analysis
  11. Marketing Strategy Targeting Positioning
  12. Market Research and Survey
  13. Product Development and Brand
  14. Financial Management
  15. Managing a small business
  16. Human resource management and operation management
  17. Tax issues for self-employed persons, including reporting profit or loss, self-employment tax
  18. Social Entrepreneurship, Differences, Focus, Structure
  19. Advice and help through your business’s life: Finding a mentor, using online resources, and finding in-person assistance

3. Develop the business idea. Create informal meetings and non-formal workshops for the young people to interact and develop their business ideas using the ideas and tips and tricks from The Entrepreneurship Youth Magazine available at:

https://entreyouth.eu/magazines/magazine-1/

https://entreyouth.eu/magazines/magazine-2/

https://entreyouth.eu/magazines/magazine-3/

https://entreyouth.eu/magazines/magazine-4/

4. Develop the business plan. Using non-formal education methods and tools develop workshops for the young people to develop their business plans, budget and implementation strategy. Use the financial program to analyse each idea. The program is available at: https://entreyouth.eu/financial-balance-application/.

5. Workshops and seminars with the business sector. Ensure the cooperation and interaction with the business sector by inviting and creating seminars where businessmen and experts can speak to the young people. Each seminar and workshop will have a specific topic selected by the young people and will create the opportunity for the young people to ask questions to the experts.

6. Business plan Q&A. Create an online office, where the young people can ask questions about the business plan.

7. Annual meeting between the young people and the business, public and education sector, a big event, an open space where they can interact and share good practices and ideas.

The main expected results:

  • Develop cohesion and understanding across the young people
  • Support youths’ innovation, creativity and initiatives
  • Develop entrepreneurial competences and works skills
  • Understand what an entrepreneur is
  • Understand Entrepreneurship Policies and other relevant social policies
  • Identify their strengthens and weaknesses, as well as needs to become entrepreneur
  • Improved competences in the use of Information and Communication Technology tools, the intellectual outputs
  • Develop their confidence to start a business
  • Establish the cooperation between the young people and the business, public and education sector
  • Each young people will develop its own business plan