PlaNET SOEN 2.0 naturally follows on to the success of PlaNET SOEN 1.0 pilot project, which was implemented by the leader organization Agency for development of Gemer region in 2016-2017. In PlaNET SOEN 2.0, Agency for develpoment of Gemer region was joined by another partner organizations from three EU countries (Poland, Portugal and Slovenia), who will implement the same project in their countries and regions. Priority of our project is to promote entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneur-ship among young people. If we want to improve the high unemployment rate, improve our regional (national) competitiveness and thus overall economic recovery of the “forgotten” regions we need to promote entrepreneurship education among young people in both – formal and no formal ways. Our regions are suffering by high rate of emigration of young people which causes strong “brain drain” effect. Therefore we have developed programme focusing on entrepreneurship and self-employment of young people promotion in order to eliminate the “brain drain” effect.
Students involved in this project will gain irreplaceable experience, skill in project development, management and financial sustainability, marketing, implementation and propagation, they will improve their communication skills and English language skills, how to interact with peers and people from other countries and cultures.
School participatory budget – active students will implement in their school pro-community and pro-social oriented micro-projects which will improve life in the school and help to fulfill needs of school community. Montorship by local entrepreneurs – students’ personal mentors will be involved in activities of the project. They will interact with young potential entrepreneurs and all involved subjects, coordinate flow of thoughts of future social entrepreneurs towards needs and demand of local market and build future network and idea of mutual help. Students internship in local businesses – Thanks to mentorship programme and internship, students will get to know world of business from practical experience and personal stories of successful entrepreneurs. All skills, knowledge and experience will support their personal and professional development and improve their chances on labor market. International trainings – chosen students will have a chance to participate on international trainings that will take place in project partner countries. The subject of trainings will be: Financial structure, Marketing and Innovations & Sustainability.