360 Degrees Entrepreneurship

360 Degrees Entrepreneurship is 3 years long project that involves univerties, techno parks, companies and non governmental organizations. The project is funded by Turkish National Agency in frame of Erasmus+ Programme under KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. 

Through "360 Degrees Entrepreneurship", young people will benefit from the combination of the knowledge of universities, the experience of NGOs, and mentors and trainers with experience and knowledge in establishing and sustaining new businesses. The focus on social entrepreneurship will also motivate young people to think not only about their own employability in creating their businesses, but also on how they can be relevant to society and provide employability opportunities to their peers as well, creating a ripple effect of entrepreneurship and employability. They will also be trained as entrepreneurship educators themselves, so that their influence can extent beyond themselves and their own businesses but also into each of their societies and countries.

 

The overall aim of the project is in accordance with one of the primary objectives for K2 Strategic Partnerships for Youth:

 

- Promoting entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship among young people

 

The specific objectives are:

  • To develop creative thinking, innovation, employability (soft) skills, financial management, strategic planning and entrepreneurial skills of youth workers.
  • To create a training module on how to develop, validate and implement social entrepreneurial projects and enterprises.
  • To work with and train mentors in how they can support young people in developing entrepreneurial paths.
  • To explore practical ways of supporting young people and NGO set up social enterprises, taking into consideration legal, financial, management and social requirements.
  • To create new tools and methods designed to develop entrepreneurial skills among young people.
  • To provide young people with a platform where they can exchange experience and expertise in the field of social entrepreneurship.
  • To develop solidarity, promote tolerance and foster mutual understanding between generations and cultures by creating a common platform for development that includes a wide variety of generations and cultures