On 29th June 2022 Partners from the InDigiSE (Promotion of social entrepreneurship in the youth sector by digital and informal education tools) project met for the very last time to discuss the final project results, and the reporting activities and continue the discussion on possible future activities. BISER was represented by Anna Fornalska-Skurczyńska, InDigiSE project coordinator and Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło. Anna presented the final result of IO2, which was the guidelines “How to stimulate social entrepreneurship via non-formal and informal learning methods”. She explained the result objectives and how the final document was structured.
- The first chapter of the guide introduces social entrepreneurship and its importance for developing the skills and competencies of youth.
- The second one presents the forms of learning methods: formal, informal and non-formal, and their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
- The next chapter reflects on the qualitative research carried out by the project partners and presents points of view of experts invited to participate, aiming at explaining the ways in which the social entrepreneurship of youth can be stimulated.
- The fourth, and last chapter describes the situation in the partner countries, as for approaches toward social entrepreneurship and interesting initiatives that are undertaken.
InDigiSE project was very useful for broadening their understanding of the topic among young people as well as interest in implementing the presented methodologies in their work.
The main part of each of the events included a section where the following outcomes were presented:
- guidelines How to stimulate social entrepreneurship via non-formal and informal learning methods
- handbook Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Camp Methodology Handbook
- open educational resource Socialenterprisebsr.net
Within the project Partners also organised two InnoCamps for young people aged 15-25 (one in online format and the 2nd one in Klaipeda, Lithuania) and 4 Multiplier events for young people and professionals working with youth interested in boosting their knowledge of social entrepreneurship practices.
The most common conclusions from all the meetings are as follows:
- social entrepreneurship should be used more as a tool to develop skills and attitudes of youth;
- formal as well as informal education fields lack quality materials for offering efficient education on this topic (or it has not reached the audiences – people working with youth);
- educators in formal education have very little knowledge about social entrepreneurship, and so does youth. Promoting the concept itself would be a great way to promote the involvement of youth.
All in all, the events proved to be a great inspiration for all the participants. Everyone was motivated to look into opportunities that are offered approaches might bring, as well as the potential collaboration opportunities.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
InDigiSE Promotion of social entrepreneurship in the youth sector by digital and informal education tools – aims to deliver youth-oriented, innovative educational tools to develop entrepreneurial competence in the field of social economy and engage youth within social entrepreneurship. It started on April 1st 2020 and was finalized on 30th June 2022. In this final stage of the project, the created outcomes (guidelines, handbook and Youth section of webpage) are brought to the potential beneficiaries and disseminated across the field of youth work, but very soon the activities will cease and partners will get on to evaluating the great impact of these outcomes.