“From Idea to Europe” gathered 20 youth workers, social workers and teachers from 10 countries in order to support and strengthen them to realize their entrepreneurial ideas. Participants went through 3 educational modules in different countries Serbia, Greece and Belgium and their entrepreneurial ventures were mentored and the process filmed and turned into a documentary translated in nine languages. By implementing those ideas, young people were involved, encouraged and educated to start their carriers in a proactive manner trough workshops with local youth.
The program included the following educational modules:
Training in Novi Sad, Serbia (5 day) 01-06 June 2016
MODULE 1 - defining ideas, goals and managing risks in starting a business
At this module participants will bring out the ideas and discuss the risks of being an entrepreneur in their home country. Also, they will learn how to conduct a small-scale market research, followed by a panel and ideas display and selection of best ideas. Teams will be formed, analyse roles and market demands and learn how to create a business plan. All modules will include external speakers - successful businessmen from the community.
Training in Thessaloniki, Greece (5 day) 26-31 August 2016
MODULE 2 – marketing and budgeting
Participants will identify basic marketing principles and define a marketing strategy for their business. Furthermore they will work on their selling and decision-making skills, basic budgeting principles and developing financial plan.
Training in Brussels, Belgium (5 day) October 2016
MODULE 3 - completing, finalizing and presenting business plan
Third module will be organized as an opportunity to finalize business plans, analyze legal requirements and registration offices for self-employment and small business; They will start joint ventures and develop own action plan for the next 6 months, starting from the day following the end of the training.