Youth in Action Programme, 3.1. Training Course


During 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 work.

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 media. 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 motivational letter)


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.