Training a co-operative enterprise: skills sharing and training

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Event date: 
20 May 2012 - 3:00pm - 27 May 2012 - 12:00pm
Event location: 
Darsham Country Centre, Suffolk

Come on a training activity supported by the European Union Youth in Action Fund and share ideas for Co-operative Enterprise for education. From 20th May to 27th May 2012

This seminar which will happen in the Woodcraft Folk's education centre in Darsham, Suffolk will bring together international trainers, practitioners to explore how in the International Year for Co-operatives and cooperative we can create education for co-operative enterprise.Come on a training activity and share ideas for Co-operative Enterprise for education.

This seminar which will happen in the Woodcraft Folk's education centre in Darsham, Suffolk will bring together international trainers, practitioners to explore how in the International Year for Co-operatives and cooperative we can create education for co-operative enterprise.

The project will bring together members of organisations across Europe for a training course and skills sharing programme about education on co-operative entrepreneurship. The main objectives of the training are to increase skills and knowledge in the field of co-operative business and enterprise and to create a long-term European network of young co-operative entrepreneurs. This training is a springboard for an ongoing co-operative entrepreneurship programme across Europe. After this training, the young people will be project leaders and innovators in their home countries and organisations in educating for co-operative entrepreneurship and enterprise. The seminar will also outline the youthpass certificate programme and europass CVs so that the educators are able to use them in their work.

A week-long programme of non-formal workshops, skill sharing sessions, capacity-building sessions and an informal intercultural social programme will be facilitated by a small team of experienced educators from across Europe. The training will take place at Darsham Country Centre, in the UK countryside, and will welcome 28 participants from all around Europe, namely: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Each participant will improve their personal competencies, learn new skills, raise their intercultural awareness and have concrete examples of good practice in co-operative entrepreneurship as well as the latest European policy in this field.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the participants' competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes about co-operative entrepreneurship through non-formal education
  • To promote co-operative entrepreneurship as a tool for active citizenship
  • To share skills and good practice of co-operative entrepreneurship
  • To empower the participants to be project leaders and innovators in co-operative entrepreneurship in their organisations and societies
  • To create a pan-European network of young co-operative entrepreneurs and enterprises

 
We have places for people from the following countries:

  • Germany (Kurt Lowenstein Education Centre)
  • Switzerland (Rote Falken Bern)
  • Poland (Campaign Against Homophobia)
  • United Kingdom (Woodcraft Folk)
  • Austria (Kinderfreunde)
  • Netherlands (Young Socialists in the PvdA)
  • Belgium (Animo: Young Left)
  • Slovenia (Centre for Non-Formal Education)
  • If you would like to apply to come to the seminar then please contact edunet@woodcraft.org.uk, we positivity encourage people from minority groups or those that have not been on an international training course before to attend.

    You should answer the following questions:

    1. what's your motivation
    2. previous experience of non-formal education
    3. knowledge and previous experience on co-operatives of enterprises
    4. what things you would want to take back to your lock community
    5. what personal attributes make you a good participant
    6. gender, country you come from and age

    We will select participants to make sure that they are gender balanced, have mixed experience and identify how they will fulfil the objectives above. We will use only the information on gender, country and age to make sure that the seminar is balanced if extra places come up.

    See the programme attached.

    You should not write more than 500 words (not including your personal details).


    This project is funded by EduNet: Education Network for Solidarity Equality and Democracy, The Woodcraft Folk, the Co-operative Group, Darsham Country Centre and Youth In Action European Funding.

    European Commission: Youth In Action
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