Training course: Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers

Location: Ferrara, Italy

Dates: 3-11 November 2018

Number of participants: 24

Participating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Italy, Serbia

Organizer: Association “Centre for modern living competences” / Centar za savremene životne kompetencije (CSŽK), Serbia and FERFILO ASSOCIAZIONE SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTICA, Italy

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 24 September 2018

Date Of Selection: 27 September 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Enrico Taddia at


PARTICIPATION FEE: NONE! The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day. Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car). Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees: 1. Serbia – 275 eur 2. Italy – 20 eur 3. Croatia – 180 eur 4. FYR Macedonia – 275 eur 5. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 275 eur 6. Germany – 275 eur

Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers

Project “Education and youth work for social entrepreneurship with and for immigrants and asylum seekers” aims to build capacity of youth workers and youth organisations in social entrepreneurship with/for young immigrants and asylum seekers.

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers”. The training course will be organised in Ferrara, Italy from 3rd till 11th November 2018. The training course will gather 24 participants from 6 organisations and countries (Serbia, Italy, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Germany). Specific objectives of the training course are: • To share realities and experiences with discrimination, exclusion and marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees) in different European countries • To increase participants’ knowledge and understanding about asylum seekers and other socially excluded and marginalised groups in our communities • To increase participants’ understanding and knowledge of different aspects, concepts, stakeholders and supporters of social entrepreneurship; and their competences for social entrepreneurship / Competences as social entrepreneurs • To further develop competences for Needs analysis and survey of socially excluded groups (including immigrants and asylum seekers) in our communities; as well as competences in defining, planning and coordinating quality youth work projects which contribute to social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups • To increase participants’ knowledge about other EU/European and national (funding) possibilities related to youth social entrepreneurship • To provide interaction of our youth workers with asylum seekers and thus to get our youth workers motivated for more consistent engagement on youth work for inclusion and acceptance The training course will be hosted in the hostel in Ferrara (IT) which is social enterprise and employs and gathers asylum seekers to offer them opportunity to be employed while waiting for their asylums to be resolved. Thus, in the programme of that training course we have planned and arranged the whole morning of Living Library with the asylum seekers. Thanks to that element, our participants will be able to see specific NFE method (Living library) adapted for the specific circumstances and target groups and will be inspired and motivated to work on issues of inclusion and acceptance of diversity deeply. Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English. The participants should fulfil the following criteria: • Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course • Willing to take action in the field of employability, social entrepreneurship, inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international, local and online NFE projects • They are age above 18 and able to attend the entire duration of the course and are able to follow the programme in English language.


Training course: Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers – Italy –