Start Up Factory

“Start Up Factory” project is Erasmus+ training course in the frame of Ka1 mobilities for youth workers which aim is to increase the quality of youth work services for migrants and refugees by equipping youth workers with competencies necessary for development of social entrepreneurship start up ideas and projects.

This project is divided in three parts:
-Online preparation, selection of participants, getting to know each- other, distribution of roles and tasks to the participants and guiding to the training course.
-The main activity is a 7 days training course. It will take place in Dojran, North Macedonia between 07-13 of December 2019 with 23 participants from 8 countries.
-Follow up of the training course, implementing the planned projects, dissemination of the results, making the evaluation and following and supporting the participants in their future endeavors.

The project is based on an intensive learning process to reach following objectives:
• To enable participants to go through a process of development of social entrepreneurship projects and reflect on its different steps;

• To gain understanding on how to do social entrepreneurship projects and how to make it relevant for the needs of young migrants and refugees;

• To increase the knowledge of the background to social entrepreneurship (theory, concepts, steps, philosophy);

• To develop practical skills in designing and implementing social entrepreneurship projects;

• Raising awareness about problems that young emigrants and refugees are experiencing

• Introducing tools regarding how social enterprises tackle societal problems in respect of young migrants and refugees

• To motivate youth workers in order to undertake and utilize social entrepreneurship as a force for social change

• To introduce necessary tools to youth workers on how to find innovative ways of tackling social problems in respect of young migrants and refugees

• To develop pilot projects which address social challenges in their organisations or community;

•Equipping youth workers with the relevant skills of how they can cope with social problems of young migrants and refugees in their society;

The “right track” involves the use of innovative pedagogical methods, enjoyable and inspirational environments, collaborative learning that rests on a competence-based and learner-centered approach.