During the YRN Spring Plenary meeting, the committee of “Professional Life and Youth Entrepreneurship” worked with the outline of the workshop that is going to be held at the AER Summer Academy 2016 in Østfold (NO).
With an aim to give the participants an insight to the topic of Youth Entrepreneurship, and encourage them to come up with creative and innovative solutions the committee propounded the idea of holding an interactive 120-minute workshop for 30 people.
In order to raise the awareness and enhance the entrepreneurial spirit, the participants will be offered an opportunity to attend a lecture held by an inspiring guest speaker and learn from successes and failures from the real life experience. The second section – a business game – would challenge the creative power and presentation skills of the participants. It is important that the emphasis of the simulation should not be only on the aspect of profit creation but also on the development of new solutions for currently existing social, economic and environmental challenges. The jury consisting of a charismatic guest speaker, a representative from Innovasjon Norge (Innovation Norway) and a political leader would be encouraged to give feedback and evaluate the ideas based on the creativity, viability, and positive return to society.
The workshop promoting youth entrepreneurship with a focus on social entrepreneurship will aim to combine the ideas of circular economy that was also the main focus of YRN Spring Plenary.
On behalf of the committee of “Professional Life and Youth Entrepreneurship” we would like to welcome you to Østfold in August 2016!
Written by Grete Kesküla