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Title: Youth Engagement in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
Venue: London, United Kingdom
Date: 01-08 June, 2017
Participant’s profile: youth leaders, youth workers, trainers with fluent in English
Should be aged between: 18 – 35
We’re looking for: 4 participants

Deadline to submit your completed application is March 08th, 2017
I’m your APPLICATION form! Don’t forget to use me :)
Only selected participants will be informed on March 09th, 2017
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
There is a participation fee – 40 Euro. The host organization will deduct this fee from travel reimbursement fee to make the process easier for everyone.

Summary

Youth Engagement in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development aims to raise awareness among participants about climate change and UN SDGs and promote social entrepreneurship focusing on environmental enterprises.
Youth Engagement in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development (YESESD) will gather participants from the 9 program countries (Latvia, Spain, Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and United Kingdom ). YESESD focus on: Sustainable Development (3 pillars – economic, environmental, social); the role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) ; the role of the Earth Charter through its youth initiative (ECYI) ; how the role of youth plays out in all of this; how does it affect them in particular; and what do their specific roles need to be. It will try to draw the connections between skills development for employability and the changing nature of work by using success stories from the experiences of some of the Country Networks that are the backbone of the Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign.

Why needed this?
Encouraging civic involvement and investing in youth’s key concerns must be an urgent priority of governments and civil society. Recent major international conferences have addressed issues surrounding youth livelihoods development through technical and vocational education and training. However, the resolutions that emerged from these conferences have, in some areas, failed to be sufficiently acted upon. Therefore, it is up to the young people themselves to take actions consistent with the commitment made by governments in these world conferences. During the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 the Youth Caucus made an input to the political declaration calling on governments to establish an integrated ethical framework of shared values, such as the Earth Charter that will guide them towards the common good and effective implementation of the sustainable development agenda at all levels. According to Nyoni and Serageldin (2005) youth employment is a global priority for sustainability, peace and prosperity and in their essay they describe a project on equitable employment for the future as it relates to “Principle 10: Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development.

More to that end, a global movement called the Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign has been created to work with all concerned stakeholders to implement the MDGs of the United Nations through its 75 YES Country Networks. About 1500 young people from 150 countries launched a Decade Campaign of Action in Alexandria, Egypt at the first Youth Employment Summit in 2002 so that young adults, especially young women facing poverty, will be engaged in educational, technical and vocational training programmes that will then give them the skills and capacity to create productive and sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their communities.

Economic: Youth face higher unemployment than any other demographic. Youth make up the majority of the enrolled in TVET courses. Therefore, it seems like a natural fit for TVET courses to use one disparity to counteract the other. Young people aged 15 to 24 represent nearly half the world’s jobless although they are only 25 per cent of the working age population, and halving world youth unemployment rate would add at least $2.2
trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) equal to around 4 per cent of the 2003 value, according to a new ILO analysis – Global Employment
Trends for Youth 2004.

Environmental: Because the youth in TVET are learning working habits that will be carried on throughout their working lives it is important that sustainability issues are adequately addressed in curricula to instill environmental-friendly work habits.
Social: Using TVET to create sustainable livelihoods can combat feelings of despair and desperation among youth. Integrating life-skills into TVET can help youth to: cope with daily struggles, integrate into their community/society, decrease criminality, etc. Non formal education methods and approaches will be actively used during the whole program and participants will be in the center of program by sharing experiences, contributing the program. Simulations, group works, peer to peer learning, discussion, field visits are example of methodologies that will be used.

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Outcomes:
Follow up by cooperation with local governments through the partners Enlargement of YES Campaign
To have more NGOs involved in environmental issues and working on social entrepreneurship on environmental issues. More active young people promoting UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Trainers and invited experts will share their experiences and knowledge with participants in order to reach the project and objectives. Beside the thematic aspect, the project will create unique opportunity to establish future cooperation between NGOs from different part of Europe.

Working methods

The training course will be based on non-formal education methods such as group works, simulations, individual reflections, peer to peer learning etc.
It means that learning is based on your experience, your motivation and your needs.

About the venue

Rest Up London hostel is located in the heart of London in Zone 1 with close to the River Thames with walking distance to all the major tourist locations like Tower Bridge 10 mins walk, Shakespeare Globe 15 mins walk, HMS Belfast floating Museum 10 mins walk. It is also 5 mins walk to the Worldview Impact Foundation HQ on Pope Street right off Tower Bridge Road.

Financial matters:

Accommodation, living and other project-related expenses: 100% funded by the EU. This includes everything except for travel costs. The reimbursement for travel cost will happen after the training course via bank transfer. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon presentation of all (including return tickets) original tickets, receipt/invoices and boarding passes.

There is a participation fee – 40 Euro. The host organization will deduct this fee from travel reimbursement fee to make the process easier for everyone.

Travel (flights, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (London, UK). In the case of Hungary the available sum is €275/participant. You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to 275 euro. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance in the training program and presentation of the original tickets with boarding passes and receipt/invoices. Remember that you can travel only with the cheapest means of transport (2nd class trains, economy class in the planes).

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is March 8th, 2017
I’m your APPLICATION form! Don’t forget to use me :)
Only selected participants will be informed on March 09th, 2017.