YOURS Network: From YOUth Responsibility to Self-employability is aimed not just at developing youth’s social skills to appreciate the community, the environment and their participation in social and political processes, but also to create a network of social responsible organizations that through the project activities will have the opportunity to explore their potential for social business modelling as well.
After the kick off meeting that took place in April 2018 in Morocco and successfully launching the project YOURS project: From YOUth Responsibility to Self-Employability, participants from the project partners countries where invited on the second event within this project, a “Training course on research and mapping good SR practices” that took place in Hammamet, Tunisia in May 2018.
Mladiinfo International on this event shared the know-how on the mapping methodology and tools, applying our experience from conducting another capacity-building project, where we were working on spotting social impact ideas and social businesses in Europe and East Africa. The participants from Macedonia, Austria, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Italy and France learned the methodology of mapping and recognizing the good practices in SR, and their final product of the training were Mapping Guidelines on Social Responsibility Initiatives that will help them select, research on and present the most relevant SR initiatives from their countries.
During the training, the participants got introduced to the project idea and the aims behind the mapping, using various methods of non-formal education they identified the definition of SR, prepared SWOT analyses on the SR ecosystem in their countries, agreed on the SR categories around which the initiatives will be presented, as well as listed all the steps of the mapping process. Special emphasis during the training course was put on understanding the local realities in the participating countries of MENA and Europe.
After the successful training, National Research and Mapping will be conducted during the summer in each of the partner’s countries. Partners will map the opportunities and local examples of youth responsibility projects and initiatives in their county and post the information, data, and photos on the platform i-responsible.net.
The next phase of the project is a Training of Trainers: From Socially Responsible to Enterprise Plausible, scheduled for November 2018.
The project is co-funded by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.