Zackathon is 2 year long strategic partnership between 3 partners from rural areas of Estonia, Slovakia and Italy. Project focuses on developing youth entrepreneurial skills and opportunities, helping the Z generation find possibilities to succeed in their own local communities and also help the community development.
The main objectives of the project are:
- To improve youthwork and methods to support youth initiative;
- To give the youthworkers and teachers new skills to coach young people;
- To build a youth entrepreneurial partnership model on local community;
- To give youth entrepreneurial skills and help to see and use local community resourses;
- To build a network and help young people find partners in other countries.
The participants of the project are divided in several groups: – youthworkers; – non-formal educational institutions; – local entrepreneurs; – youth.
Each partner organization will build partnership with non-formal educational institutions according their experience and interest. Their representative youthworkers will be involved in project team, and take part in national and transnational meetings. Youth will be invited to participate from all partner organizations’ local municipalities. They will be involved in local activities and workshops. A few of them will have an opportunity to participate in study visits. The most active and motivated of them can be invited to the project team meetings. Entrepreneurs are involved by local level activities. They are not benefit recipient( don’t take part in study visits) but they play important role to share their ideas how youth work and business sector can work together to build up supportive environment for young people in local community.
In order to reach project objectives the following activities will be carried out :
- – 3 transnational management meetings;
- – 3 study visits;
- – 2 training courses;
- – research of needs on local levels;
- – local entrepreneurship hackathons;
- – local study visits;
- – local business simulation games.
After the successful implementation of above mentioned activities, we expect:
On local level – understanding of community resources supporting young people empowerment process, better support model for young entrepreneurs, partnership between local business, youth, and youthwork.
On national level – how to integrate all possible services and institutions work so that the work will be effective and with best results. The role of each national level institution is more clear working with young people.
On European level – better understanding of importance of local level activities in complex European development. Also understanding different experiences and models in Europe to create common bases of values and ideas.
During the project a strong partnership will be built that will lead to future cooperation. After the mobilities the achievements and weaknesses will be analyzed and ideas developed for further partnership.The participating organizations and participants themselves are expected to improve their skills, knowledge, motivation and therefore affect the youth work on local level. Partnerships will be built among local businesses and youth organisations, it’s expected that those agreements will continue after the project is finished. Also, international network which will link stakeholders from different sectors (youth educators, local business representatives, young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, youth) will have lasting effect and will support long term collaboration of the members. Network will be widened and strengthened with time by inviting and adding new members and partners. The members will continue working together developing and implementing new projects together.
Project is financed by Erasmus+ program.