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In Focus: SDGs and Eco-entrepreneurship

July 25, 2020
By: Wiesława Gąsiorowska | juditcovic

EUROPEA-Polska is leading «SDGs and eco-entrepreneurship education in youth work» ERASMUS+ strategic partnership project (2019-2021) which answers to challenges described in the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan*.

Project partners from Poland, Estonia, France and Italy have the goal to make sustainable investment to a quality education, training and youth system with the aim to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs**) among youth workers and young people and improve their sense of entrepreneurship with the focus on ecology.

Project partners organise face-to-face and online activities using the synergy of formal, non-formal and informal education.  The specific objectives of this project are:

  • to collect experiences and ideas in a guidebook and share good practices of entrepreneurial education
  • to test some good practices with focus on eco-development through training, workshops and meetings with successful entrepreneurs
  • to empower youth workers who will encourage young people to become self-employed
  • to initiate start-ups and social businesses
  • to contribute to youth employment and the integration of young people in the labour market
  • to fosters recognition of non-formal and informal learning

EUROPEA-Polska as coordinator initiated this project because NGO members (mostly teachers and staff from Green VET schools) feel that there is gap between formal and non-formal education and partnership with organisations working with young people and youth workers.

They have valuable records of working in youth field and also experience of working with SDGs and can give positive impact which are necessary for collecting good practices and teaching materials about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. Young people like to follow successful people and create their own initiatives and activities based on successful stories. The collection of such good practices with guide will help them to find their own path to start-ups or businesses.

A guidebook with the collection of good practices and ideas of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and particularly with focus on eco-development in rural and undeveloped urban areas is one of the major outcomes. The project also aims at developing new competences of participants, teachers, trainers and also of their target groups: young learners. Furthermore, raising awareness about SDG, eco-development, entrepreneurship and youth work among a wide audience by organising dissemination activities.

Our Polish colleagues among the most active participants in ERASMUS+ projects and EUROPEA is very proud of them! We wish you good luck, dear Friends, all the best with this project and we are looking forward to reading your guidebook!


Acknowledgements: many thanks to EUROPEA-Polska and Wiesia (PL) 😊

Photo: from Wiesia (PL)

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*MORE INFO ON Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

**MORE INFO ON SDGs = Sustainable Development Goals

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