“CREATE ENTERPRENEUR YOU(TH)”
Youth in Action Programme, 3.1. Training
eight days from 21st till 29th March. 2014, Mora Ferenc Hungarian cultural
society was host and
organizer of Youth in action project and its main activity a Training course
called “Create entrepreneur
YOUth” training was held in societies premises in Čoka, Serbia.
As this training course was designed for unemployed youth with aim to
empower them we hosted 24
young unemployed participants from Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Bulgaria,
Romania and Hungary which
all used English as working language.
During the training they learned skills to help them get employed themselves
or get employed and raise
their self-confidence by learning about and trying in practice handcraft
Handcraft workshops included working with clay, painting on glass, painting
textile, working with
beads making jewelry and decorative objects and working on loom. All
participants had chance to
try and learn about all handcraft mentioned and prepared their products for
final exhibition which
participants themselves organized.
Exhibition was very well visited by local people, youth and members of
They also gained basic skills for opening/ leading small scale business,
presentational skills, use of
Internet in promotional purposes and how to write projects. They shared
experience with successful
entrepreneur, as a way to inspire them. They were encouraged to start
entrepreneurship and initiative
taking and strengthened to raise their self confidence.
Apart from official part of training also equally important participants got
a chance to meet each
other and different cultures that they were coming from. They also met the
hosting town of Čoka, its
surroundings and local people.
Training was implemented through non formal learning methods with the
support of European
Commission through Youth in Action Programme.
Creative power of Youth
We successfully completed the Project “Creative power of
Youth” which had Training course as its main activity
designed for unemployed youth or youth worker and youth
leaders working with unemployed youth supported by European Commission
through Youth in Action Programme.
For seven day participants from different European countries
had fun, learned, shared experiences and gained new skills in making art
hand made products and opening and leading their own small businesses and
experienced the Coka and its surrounding with Mora Ferenc cultural society
as host organization.
The Training course had the aim of empowering unemployed
youth and raising their self-confidence by gaining different knowledge and
skills. We had hand-craft workshops (clay and making felted wool and
everyday objects like nags and jewelry from it). Participants also gained
basic skills needed for getting employed (making a CV, following letter and
As material “proof “ of all we have done remained the photos,
short film, brochure, exhibition of their work that participants have
organized for local community and examples of their good work.
All activities during Training course were based on
principles of non-formal education principles of learning by doing.