The event will facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices in boosting youth entrepreneurship, both at the policy level and in terms of practical tools and methodologies. It will serve as an interactive forum where policy-makers and practitioners can exchange effective, replicable and scalable solutions for supporting young women and men in establishing and growing their businesses. Starting from an analysis of barriers and incentives for youth business start-up, participants will be acquainted with strategies for promoting youth entrepreneurship through improvements to the business environment, access to finance, entrepreneurship education, business development services and association building. The event will be facilitated by experts from the ILO and other international organizations with hands-on experience of youth entrepreneurship promotion.
This knowledge-sharing event targets policy-makers and practitioners responsible for youth entrepreneurship promotion in their own countries.
After attending the five-day face-to-face event participants will be able to:
- apprehend the evidence base of what works (and does not) in youth entrepreneurship,
- identify innovation and growth potential of entrepreneurship in the future,
- apply game-based learning strategies in prospective enterprise development projects.
Over five days participants will be exposed to four different knowledge sharing streams:
- On DAY 01, in the morning sessions, enterprise development experts will present to the participants the latest evidence on what works (and does not) in youth entrepreneurship. In the afternoon, the participants themselves are invited to take the floor and present during a knowledge fair their practical experiences to fellow participants. Youth entrepreneurs from the Piedmont region will also join in and present their start-ups and business practices.
- On DAY 02, professional facilitators of the ITC will animate participants through a series of participatory exercises to envision opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship by 2030. In small groups and with expert input, participants will explore what sectors are likely to offer the most potential for growth and innovation, and how technology will redefine business practices and the world of work over the next decade.
- On DAY 03, participants will be exposed to and practically apply gamification strategies. Under the guidance of enterprise development and learning experts, participants will explore how gameplay mechanics can help businesses to stimulate innovation and inspire entrepreneurial spirit.
- On DAY 04, participants will undertake study visits to successful youth start-ups in the Piedmont region. In direct dialogue with the young entrepreneurs, participants will be able to explore their business models and discuss innovation and growth potential in the future.
- On DAY 05, participants will debrief each other and document through a series of facilitated group exercises key learning outcomes of the past days.
The course will be conducted in English only, therefore a good knowledge/fluency is required.
How to apply
How to apply
To register for the course please click here or on 'apply' present at the top of this page.
Registration deadline: 07 April 2017