Presentation of the exchange:
This exchange successfully aimed at theoretical and practical knowledge on creating and managing a youth non-profit organization through hands-on learning experience on funding/resources, Project Management and Development, quality European projects, Strengthen partnerships and networking across Europe, interaction with the National Agency/European programmes and the Management/ Monitoring of European Volunteers.
Profile of the entrepreneurs:
ChristinaTheodorou (NE) participated in the program for 6 months in the non-profit organization sector looking for valuable knowledge on creating an association/organization and developing Erasmus+ projects in social inclusion.
Joyce van den Boom(HE), with an extensive experience of more than 20 years in youth work, established “Bloom Socio-Cultural Association” inLousã. The HE was looking for fresh ideas to new and existing projects, increase of international dimension, create new partnerships in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects, help a newcomer to youth work and non-government organization realm limiting uneducated risks at the beginning of their career, share knowledge and experience, promote NGO cooperation and fight against competitive attitude amongst youth workers.
Quote of the NE
“I would strongly recommend Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs due to the priceless exchange of practical knowledge and insight given to the NE for adequate preparation to take educated risks in their future career.”
Quote of the HE
“YES! New intercultural and intersectional approaches/ competences for us and the new entrepreneur! Sharing, caring and development of innovation in social inclusion.”