Project

The Challenge

360 Degrees Entrepreneurship is a long-term international project. The project is funded by Turkish National Agency under KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for Youth in frame of Erasmus+ Programme of European Commission. Through “360 Degrees Entrepreneurship” young people will benefit from the combination of the knowledge of universities, the experience of NGOs, and mentors and trainers with experience and knowledge in establishing and sustaining new businesses.

The focus on social entrepreneurship will also motivate young people to think not only about their own employability in creating their businesses, but also on how they can be relevant to society and provide employability opportunities to their peers as well, creating a ripple effect of entrepreneurship and employability. They will also be trained as entrepreneurship educators themselves, so that their influence can extent beyond themselves and their own businesses but also into each of their societies and countries.

Project Goal

To develop youth workers skills on entrepreneurship and in particular social entrepreneurship, creativity, financial management, strategic planning, employability and entrepreneurial skills in order to overcome the youth unemployment and to make NGOs sustainable. They will have the opportunity to not only learn these skills, but also to implement them in starting up their business, collaborate with other startups and be mentored through the business incubator model.

Objectives

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To develop creative thinking, innovation, employability (soft) skills, financial management, strategic planning and entrepreneurial skills of youth workers.
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To create a training module on how to develop, validate and implement social entrepreneurial projects and enterprises.
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To explore practical ways of supporting young people and NGO set up social enterprises, taking into consideration legal, financial, management and social requirements.
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To create new tools and methods designed to develop entrepreneurial skills among young people.
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To provide young people with a platform where they can exchange experience and expertise in the field of social entrepreneurship.
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To create new tools and methods designed to develop entrepreneurial skills among young people.
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To develop solidarity, promote tolerance and foster mutual understanding between generations and cultures by creating a common platform for development that includes a wide variety of generations and cultures

Outcomes

In frame of 360 Degrees Entrepreneurship we expected to have following intellectual outputs

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Business Incubator Manual

The business incubator manual would outline all the steps taken to establish the business incubator and successfully manage it. It would include theoretical as well as practical information and examples.

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Entrepreneurship education

This training module will include all the methodology and theoretical input that will be developed and implemented for the youth social entrepreneurship training. It will also include outputs, examples and results of the implemented training.

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360 Degrees Entrepreneurship

This video and brochure will showcase the experiences of the businesses established during the project, their learning outcomes, successes and failures in order to serve as an inspiration and learning resource to future entrepreneurs.