Call for Participants of the Second Summer School for Teenagers «SEI Youth: My First Business»

Call for Participants of the Second Summer School for Teenagers «SEI Youth: My First Business»

Are you concerned about a particular social problem? Do you want to use business tools to try to solve it? Have you got an idea for a social enterprise that you want to develop and implement? Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills? Benefit from your summer holidays by taking part in the second summer school on social entrepreneurship for Belarusian teenagers “SEI Youth: My First Business”, to be held in Minsk from July 7 to August 6, 2017. The event will be organized by Belarusian Youth Public Union “New Faces” and ODB Brussels with support from the European Union.

It is difficult to be successful in any field without creative, innovative and strategic thinking or the ability to plan things, assume responsibility, manage finances, communicate, work in a team, pitch and promote your ideas. The summer school “SEI Youth: My First Business” is a wonderful opportunity to develop these skills, which are in high demand not only in business but also in other areas.

During the summer school, teenagers will be introduced to the basics of social entrepreneurship and will learn how to use it to solve local social, cultural and environmental problems. Under the guidance of Belarusian and international trainers, mentors and experts, the participants will learn how to build the social business model: from analysing social/environmental problems and searching for ideas to developing a prototype of a social enterprise (product, service) and pitching it to leading entrepreneurs and experts in Belarus.

Participants of the summer school (33 people) will be divided into teams of 3 to 5 people, depending on the ideas they want to develop. During the course of the training program and after its completion, each team will be given mentoring support to assist in the implementation of developed ideas.

Summer school training will include various games, exercises, discussions, case studies and innovative presentations, helping to consolidate the acquired knowledge.

The summer school will have three off-line training sessions and assignments in-between:

  • July 7 – 9: 1st training (Minsk);
  • July 22– 23: 2nd training (the venue to be chosen following selection of participants);
  • August 5 – 6: 3rd training (the venue to be chosen following selection of participants).

Read more on the website: odb-office.eu

31 May 2017 Academic Community

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