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KA1 “ART FOR SOCIAL INNOVATORS”

social inclusion and innovation

KA104: Capacity Building for youth in neighbouring and enlargement countries 

TITLE: Art for Social Innovators 

ACRONYM:  ASI 

DURATION: 24 months 

Partnership 

Coordinator: ASOCIATIA YOUNG EUROPE SOCIETY (Romania) 

NGO: MV INTERNATIONAL (Italy) 

NGO: ASOCIATIA INGENS RISUS (Romania) 

NGO: ASSOCIATION OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS NEPAL (Nepal) 

NGO: BETTER WORLD (Korea) 

NGO: VOLUNTEER SPIRIT ASSOCIATION (Thailand) 

“ASI” – “Art of Sustainable Innovation” project is primarily focusing its aim at deploying Social Innovation and Circular Economy as a mean for inclusion, active citizenship and solidarity, employability and entrepreneurship among youth with fewer opportunities in disadvantaged rural communities in Europe and Asia. 

ASI focuses on promoting and reinforcing the connection between Youth NGOs, youth operators and local stakeholders in the field of Social Innovation & Circular Economy around developing tools and skills that are aimed to guide youth at using the local resources, sustainability, an finally develop social enterprises that are answering needs in their communities.

The final outputs of the project comprise: 

– Format TC “Art in Innovation” creating innovative methodologies for raising awareness of various approaches towards starting social enterprises which are sustainable and non-polluting, and transferring those to youth workers and target groups 

– “YOUnnovate” web platform is going to share all the resources created during this project: methods, video tutorials, circular economy approaches/resources/network, video testimonials and personal experience, e-book/booklet of tools, documents, best practices, tools and resources for entrepreneurs, skills and approaches to find employment, 

– “YOUnnovate methodologies” e-book comprising NFE tools, resources for social innovation & circular economy, explanation of the concepts, global trends, possibilities and opportunities, proven methods of success. 

ASI focuses on promoting and reinforcing the connection between Youth NGOs, youth operators and local stakeholders in the field of Social Innovation & Circular Economy around developing tools and skills that are aimed to guide youth at using the local resources, sustainability, an finally develop social enterprises that are answering needs in their communities.

“Art of Sustainable Innovation” project is primarily focusing its aim at deploying Social Innovation and Circular Economy as a mean for inclusion, active citizenship and solidarity, employability and entrepreneurship among youth with fewer opportunities in disadvantaged rural communities in Europe and Asia.   

• METHODOLOGY 

NFE Methods, simulations, live streaming, video tutorials, interviews. 

• OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT 

The project is designed to focus on employability and environmental issues approaching those from the perspective of entrepreneurship, with the core target groups of; 

– young people with fewer opportunities from rural areas aged (14-30 yrs) who have technological resources (at least smart phones) and  

– youth workers who are using non formal education in their work with youngsters. The project is also aimed to enhance the organisational capacity and skills of the participating organisations and even reaching further to their local networks promoting the outcomes of a valuable transcontinental partnership.  

MAIN ACTIVITIES 

– Seminar 6 Days “Circular Innovation for Youth” (Romania) 

– Training Course “Art in Innovation”(Thailand) 

– Local Youth Workshops in each country 

– Youth Exchange “YOU-nnovate” (5 participants per partner country) in Nepal 

–  Seminar for youth “YOU-nnovate it!” (2 participants per partner country and up to 100 local invitees, as well as a webinar) in Korea. 

– Job Shadowing in Thailand and Romania. 

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