The development of a circular economy and social entrepreneurship is seen as key to improving the environment and creating positive societal change. But whilst awareness and interest in social entrepreneurship and the circular economy is increasing, it remains difficult for young people to access the right information and support to inflict great change. Young entrepreneurship is an important driver for innovation and a path forward towards a sustainable economy.
React! provides you as a Youth Worker with a free online course. From September 7 onwards you get access to different online modules on the topics of Circular economy, Impact Entrepreneurship and Personal Development.
Next to this, you can join almost every week (see timeline below) an interactive and inspiring online session in which you meet experts and other participants.
By following this course you will have effective and attractive tools to provide non-formal education to young people, to really understand the principles of a sustainable economy; the world of impact entrepreneurship and their personal development journey.
During training you can work on creating a case which you can implement during or after the case. This case can be something small or big, that's up to you! An example of a case can be:
- Organizing a field trip or a workshop to/with an inspiring circular company and having a Q&A with a team member of that company.
- Organizing a quiz in your company about the circular economy with an inspiring prize.
- Doing a brainstorm with young people on coming up with entrepreneurial solutions for societal issues
- Doing a repair workshop, or do a one-month-buy-nothing challenge
We are looking to educate organisations or individuals involved with young people. Do you or does your organisation work with young people between 18 and 30 years old? Then this could be a project for you.
Time investment: the modules will take you around 2 hours a week, next to this you will have 4 live sessions of 1.5H which will connect you with all the participants from all over Europe!
Only participants from the organising country partners can apply (Netherlands, Ireland, Portugal, Spain & Slovenia)
15 selected participants will get the opportunity to participate in the React! Bootcamp, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland. The bootcamp will be an exciting 5 full day program with workshops, inspirational speakers, networking and field trips.
During these 5 days you will gain in-depth knowledge on the topics addressed in the online course. Next to this you’ll get a lot to interact and engage with the different experts in the impact field as well as the other participants.
Applying for the bootcamp
Participants will be selected on:
The deadline for application: 21 October