We want to present to you results of the project Entrepreneurship is a piece of cake.
“Entrepreneurship is a piece of cake” is Erasmus + KA 1 project funded by European Union. Project coordinator is NGO Urbana mladež (Urban youth) from Zagreb, Croatia, while partners are Marketing gate from Macedonia, WalkTogether from Bulgaria and TSD Sport from Poland. Dates of project activities were 05. 12. – 13.12.2015. in Zagreb, Croatia.
SUMMARY OF PROJECT: Entrepreneurship is actually a piece of cake. Sweet and easy to do! But that is not a common opinion among youngsters in Europe. It is often mystified with heavy economic terms, processes and complicated bureaucracy while in the end it is an activity of responsibly doing what you love with some useful economic tools. Really not hard to do. With project “Entrepreneurship is a piece of cake” we worked on changing youngsters opinion from “Being entrepreneur is complicated and hard” to “Being entrepreneur is simple and fun”.
Through 9 days of activities, games and workshops, and a simple and easygoing approach explication of the entrepreneurial process, young people learned about basic tools necessary to implement their business ideas into action. They managed this with activities of creating & planning, marketing, partnering up and public relations. Also with Erasmus plus activity where focus was on possibilities of funding their own projects, as this program was presented in a view of social entrepreneurship. Through main activities participants have created 7 brand new organizations from scratch with all realistic activities, plans and attributes needed to function on market.
In cooperation with partner organizations from Poland, Macedonia and Bulgaria 34 youngsters got opportunity to learn from their peers and through practical examples. In this way, the entrepreneurial process was simplified and demystified while participants experienced it as something fun and feasible. Background of participants was youngsters motivated to develop their ideas, projects or organizations but don’t understand the process of entrepreneurship. The project objective is to change the attitude of young people towards entrepreneurship from passive to active, raise the level of self-confidence and motivate them to dare to start their own business. Through the project we worked on raising awareness that young people are ones who drive economy and create jobs.
Tangible results of the projects are motivation video “Entrepreneurship is a piece of cake”, this booklet of business plans, multimedia from the project and youthpasses. Intangible results are entrepreneurship knowledge and experience gained by participants. New developed skills and attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Improved cultural awareness and European identity. Long-term benefits are increase of rate of self-employment of the youth, rate reduce of unemployment among young people and increase rate of young people among entrepreneurs.
CULTURAL ASPECT: Another aspect of the project is work on convergence of cultural diversity between Poland, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia. With intercultural nights, presentation of our cultures and traditions and spending time together we are strengthening unique European identity.
Booklet of business plans and multimedia. (Download here)
Participants have worked inside 7 groups, shared their ideas and experience and motivated each other to come up with business plans for their common organizations or businesses. They started from zero and made all this plans you can see below (text below is just a short version of their presentations on sight). In this ways they learned from their peers and learned by practicing their ideas.
MOTIVATION VIDEO “Entrepreneurship is a piece of cake”
In activity of motivation video we made video “Entrepreneurship is a piece of cake”. It consist of structured interview with participants about their thoughts on entrepreneurship. Purpose of the video is to intrigue youngsters about entrepreneurship and to present it as something fun and feasible.
Photos from the project (Click here)
Reports and “Me & Camera” evaluation videos:
Big thanks to our media partners on the project:
srednja.hr, studentski.hr, plaviured.hr, sisak-projekti.hr, soundguardian.com, h-alter.org, coolklub.com.
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