Project “VIVID Training course on creativity and social entrepreneurship” – ERASMUS+:Youth in Action Programme

L’Associazione FuturoDigitale è Partner del Progetto

“VIVID Training course on creativity and social entrepreneurship”

del Programma ERASMUS+

Paesi Partecipanti: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Montenegro, Macedonia, Portugal, Spain.

PARTECIPANTI: 33 giovani, dai 18 ai 35 anni

DATA: 11 – 18 Gennaio 2015 (compresi i giorni di viaggio)

LUOGO: Bruxelles

L’Associazione Futuro Digitale cerca 3 persone dai 18 ai 35 anni.

I costi per la partecipazione alle attività, vitto e alloggio sono GRATUITE e quindi a totale carico dell’Associazione organizzante.

Il partecipante deve anticipare le spese di viaggio, a cui seguirà un rimborso del 70% fino ad un massimo di 275,00 € alla fine del progetto.

Per la partecipazione:

  • è richiesta la conoscenza della lingua inglese per sostenere le discussioni durante il Progetto;
  • è necessario versare, prima della partenza, una quota di partecipazione di 40 € a Futuro Digitale, per rimborso pratiche;
  • è necessario versare 20 € all’associazione Taaluma (organizzatrice).

Ai partecipanti sarà rilasciato il certificato ”Youthpass” che descrive e convalida l’esperienza formale e informale acquisita durante il progetto, da allegare al proprio CV.


  • To introduce the framework of social economy and social entrepreneurship with a clear focus on their values and practice in a youth work context;
  • To exchange on the current situation in the partner countries with regard to social entrepreneurship and similar citizen’s initiatives;
  • To exchange good examples of practices of social entrepreneurship including visits to local projects in Belgium;
  • To explore the use creativity, graphic/non verbal methods, motivation techniques and peer support in promoting social entrepreneurship projects with vulnerable youth groups and/or migrants;
  • To support shaping projects ideas on social entrepreneurship to be implemented by participants in their work with vulnerable young groups and/or migrants.


The training will be addressed to youth trainers, youth and/or social workers and other professionals working with vulnerable youth groups and/or migrants.

Need analysis – Why the project?

Over the past decade, the civil society rediscovered an area that, if not new, got a much higher visibility and relevance: social entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurship supports driving new ideas, new visions and acts as a real catalyst for social transformation, especially in times where various sectors – including the youth field – are looking for alternatives to the dominant economic models and systems. It also supports overcoming traditional ways of working, of thinking and of envisioning solidarity.

Citizen’s creativity to strive, thrive and develop new forms of solidarity is emerging nowadays as a possible response to the so-called ‘economic crisis’ and the current political and social climate that particularly affect vulnerable youth groups and migrants. Social economy and – linked to it, social entrepreneurship – can be seen as one of the strategies for enhancing and promoting the well being of those youth groups not only in Belgium, but also in other countries.

In the youth field, social entrepreneurship can also be a real boost, offering young people new ways of participation and of engaging in their local community, to act not only on their personal and professional development, but also on the collective one, through targeted projects and initiatives, in a sustainable manner. Young people are leading projects that develop parallel to the mainstream economy, hence called by some ‘alternatives’. Those collective actions address social and environmental contexts, create economical opportunities and new professions in social economy. Thus, it also supports working on other approaches to young people’s employability.

Hence, how to address those dimensions of social economy with young people? How to empower them to transform their ideas into social projects that cannot only impact their local communities but also contribute to earning a living? How to provoke and sustain a collective creativity to build up new projects in social economy? How to support these new ‘change-markers’ in the most adequate way, still ensuring that they take possession of the space that is theirs?

Among other existing programmes, Erasmus+ represents an excellent frame to convey and support such initiatives and to link them with youth work realities. Among others, youth organisations and local youth centres can provide a frame and a secured environment for such initiatives to blossom and grow.