#PlayEurope project aims to raise awareness about the importance of being “active citizens” among young people, in particular students at high schools and universities, using the cooperative enterprise model and social entrepreneurship education to enhance and promote some of the crucial competences that could educate them to become contributing, responsible and critical citizens.
It aims to invite young students and unemployed to be active citizens, working at the same time on the development of soft and hard skills and on the enhancement of digital integration in learning and youth work, by providing them with online guide that will help them acquire new skills suitable to set up social business;
It aims to show young people how to concretely apply the competencies acquired with #PlayEurope project in everyday life and for the common good, for example by thinking of starting a social business, thanks to the Manual of Success Stories on Social Entrepreneurship, that will explore real cases of successful businesses;
It aims to promote the adoption of alternative methods in schools, training institutions and NGOs that work closely with young people, inviting teachers and youth leaders to use #PlayEurope informal learning approach to promote civic participation among their students.
1. Manual of Success Stories on Social Entrepreneurship ‐ partners have collected 10 stories, that on one hand motivate and inspire young people to set their own social business, and on the other hand help us in identifying those key competencies that would need to be enhanced to enrich young people as citizens and to be indirectly applied to the job market, in particular to the social business sector.
2.#PlayEurope Step‐by‐Step Guide “Become Social Entrepreneur in 7 days” ‐ this step- by ‐ step guide contains exercises for seven days after which target users acquire the basics of the crucial soft and hard skills important to set up a social enterprise. In particular, each soft skill identified (for example “creativity” or “leadership skills”) includes an exercise with description, and is connected to a specific hard skill (for example “Online instruments to create visual design of your business” and “Project management”). These skills could help them succeed not only in their potential entrepreneurial pathway, but also in any future workplace.