ENpower – entrepreneurship and internship programs for young people from Ukraine
ENpower took yourKITE project in Ukraine, and yourKITE developed further, grew, reaching new areas of work with young people and reaching more youth workers and youth organizations.
Bridges to ENpower (Cross-sectorial initiative to support the young people in their quest for ENtrepreneurship), shortly ENpower project aimed: to improve the quality of youth work in Ukraine, in the field of entrepreneurship education for young people, and to foster cooperation and exchanges between youth organizations from Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Norway.
The project was coordinated by Rehionalnyj Blahodijnyj Fond “Rezonans”, and implemented with partners from Norway, Poland and Romania: Norsensus Mediaforum, Fundacja Aktywnych Inicjatyw Rozwoju, and, respectively, Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala. The activities of the project took place in October 2017-March 2019.
ENpower specific objectives were:
- Professionalize youth workers from Ukraine in delivering workshops on entrepreneurship education;
- Enhance the capacity of youth organizations from Ukraine to provide mentorship programs for young people, in order to increase their interest, knowledge, and competencies related to entrepreneurship, and to foster their employability;
- Professionalize youth workers from Ukraine in establishing sustainable and efficient cross-sectorial partnerships on the labor market (with companies, SMEs, universities and students associations);
- Foster cooperation between the partner organizations from Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Norway, through common work on developing open educational resources, and through the internationalization of partners’ expertise.
Main results of the project are:
ENpower training toolkit for youth workers, which is based on the partners’ previous experience within yourKITE project.
The toolkit is designed for youth workers/young trainers, and adapted to the Ukrainian context. this helps the youth workers in delivering entrepreneurship education to young people by developing several competencies areas, based on practical activities related to volunteering, visual communication, entrepreneurship, and career counseling.
Check the ENpower Training Toolkit here:
ENpower training was offered to 29 youth workers, most of them from Ukraine. The training professionalized youth workers on how to use the ENpower Training Toolkit and the ENpower Mentorship Program for young people. The training took place in Poland, in January 2019.
In support for youth workers that could not attend the face-to-face training, the yourKITE online training was translated in Ukrainian and made available to them.
Check the photos from the training course here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCnFKY4
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ENpower mentorship program is based on the previous expertise of the partners in internship and business mentorship programs.
The mentorship program was developed by the ENPower partners, and adapted to the Ukrainian context. The program goes beyond an internship program, because it aims both to increase young people’s employability and enhance their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and interest.
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ENpower workshop was organized in June 2018, in Lviv, Ukraine, with relevant stakeholders from private sector, universities, youth and student organizations, and partners’ representatives. The workshop goal was to gain understanding of Ukrainian context in regards to youth sector and cross sector cooperation for supporting young people. The information and expertise was then used in adapting the ENpower training toolkit, training course and mentorship program to local challenges regarding entrepreneurship education and youth employment.
Check the photos from the workshop here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbudmST
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ENpower conference was organized in Lviv, Ukraine, in March 2019, with 50 relevant stakeholders from private sector, universities, youth and student organizations, and partners’ representatives, to present the results of the project, disseminate the ENpower training toolkit, ENpower mentorship program, and ENpower training.
The conference included panels for presenting best practices from relevant stakeholders, and from the partners of the project in the field of youth, entrepreneurship education, youth employment, media literacy, volunteering, education for youth, etc. Also, the conference included short workshops for youth workers who wanted to learn how to use the ENpower training toolkit and ENpower mentorship program.
Check the photos from the conference here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAib3hx
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ENpower is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
ENpower came to life based on the EU co-funded project – yourKITE, developed and implemented by Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway), Fundacja Aktywnych Inicjatyw Rozwoju (Poland), and Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala (Romania).