On September, 9th, the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE) virtually met with the partners of the Erasmus+ WISE4Youth project: ACT Group, CDI Macedonia, IDC Serbia, SENT Slovenia and Partners Albania for Change and Development for the first transnational project meeting. The goal of the meeting was to take stock of the activities led by the consortium since the beginning of the project, in April.
WISEs4Youth is an Erasmus+ project which aims to create training activities for social entrepreneurial skills development targeting potential young social entrepreneurs in Western Balkans.
The project objectives are:
- To promote youth social entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans region through training and mobility activities (such as study visits).
- Create replicable and sustainable training methodology and modules that will orient and guarantee an effective and targeted training implementation.
- Promote mobility and exchanges between the different project partners countries through study visits organised in successful WISEs or social enterprises.
- Implement structured training activities involving partners and young potential entrepreneurs, through the empirical application of training modules.
- Strengthen the creation of regional WISEs and social enterprises networks in the region, promote the social impact of these business and achieving among others common growth and inclusion of young people.
To open the meeting, ENSIE policy officer presented first draft of the quality assurance and internal evaluation guide that was produced to ensure quality implementation of the project.
Secondly, SENT and Act Group presented their work on training modules concepts that will be used in the future to train potential young social entrepreneurs in the Western Balkans. The first training module focuses on social enterprises and WISEs management, covering skills development for youth led social enterprises and/or WISEs. The second training module focuses on the social impact measurement and management.
What is next?
All partners will meet in January 2023 in Slovenia for a 5-day training for trainers, during which partners will gain all necessary skills and knowledge to administer and deliver both training modules in their respective countries to the target group itself.
The project will last 24 months from April 2022 to March 2024.