IS INVITING YOU TO
START-UP YOUR BRAND
It is a 2 phase Erasmus+ project to promote the active participation of young people in society and improve their employability levels through media and digital tools.
It will bring together 42 young people from 7 European countries to learn personal branding skillset by practicing, playing and experimenting, using various media forms and starting up their brand!
“Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room – remember that. And more importantly, let’s discover why!” – Chris Ducker
The idea behind this project is to create a safe space where you can explore your core values, share your authentic story and experiment creatively with your branding identity.
OF THE PROJECT
27th March - 4th April 2020 | Nea Makri, Greece
During the 9-days program participants will:
Get acquainted with basic media literacy
Enhance and practice your self-branding skillset, that includes team-work, problem-solving, creativity and innovation, leadership and more
Reflect the different realities regarding employability in the different European countries
Get acquainted with the local community and create social impact
Create tutorial videos on self-branding
Create your action plans for the Local Action Phase.
LOCAL ACTION PHASE
April - May 2020 | Partner Countries
Each national team:
Come back to your local communities and put in action the gained knowledge and tools by organizing your own events, workshops etc.
To disseminate the knowledge and your self-branding campaigns and videos, acting as multipliers and share the skills acquired during the Youth Exchange.
18 - 30 years old
Keen on creating a positive impact through your personal brand
Eager to learn or develop further your skills in video making and media literacy by playing and experimenting in international teams
Eager to learn and expand your entrepreneurial skills on personal branding
Ready to participate in an intercultural environment and eager to challenge yourself in working on an high speed learning program full of practical assignments
Resident of Italy, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece
Highly motivated and willing to actively participate during the whole duration of the project and all its phases (Exchange, Follow-Up)
Able to work and communicate in English
PROGRAM APPROACH & DELIVERY METHODS
This youth program is based on an Experiential Learning approach, you will learn by doing and by reflecting upon what you did in a group setting and individual processes. It will be a fully dynamic program containing several methods and work-formats added on each others as lego bricks building the content of the program. The working hours and the program varies accordingly. You will be engaged in creative work from 12 to 14 hours (including breaks and assignments).
Experiential and entrepreneurial learning through playing
Group dynamic processes and teamwork activities
Dynamic workshops, games and presentations, peer learning
Outdoor and community assignments
Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflections
Media activities (video and photography), to gain the basic skills and produce tutorial videos
In Start-Up your Brand your individual learning journey will be SELF-DIRECTED & BRANDED by you, guided by the facilitators and supported by the group.
100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
100% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses
For traveling reimbursement it is mandatory to participate fully in the program phases and send all your e-tickets, e-invoices, e-boarding passes and e-receipts. If e-documents are not issued then originals are accepted. Without these traveling costs cannot be reimbursed
Payments for the travel expenses will be made via bank transfer within 1-3 months of the YE and after all tasks and both phases are completed.
Latvia & Spain
Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania
The Youth Exchange will take place in Saint Andrews, which is an environmental, training and camp scout centre of Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Scouts of Greece) and is located in the coastal area of Nea Makri. It is located 32 km from the centre of Athens, and 400m by the sea.
The sleeping rooms can host 3 people. Catering will be provided by the organisation. The place will be our home and brand for the entire program, which means that we take care of it by ourselves and clean it daily.
More info about the accommodation:
We highly ask you to plan your travels accordingly to the timeframe. If selected, you will receive detailed information about practicals and travel arrangements.
You are not allowed to arrive later or leave the program earlier.
Days allowed to stay in Athens:
you are allowed to come max 2 days before the Youth Exchange or leave max 2 days after, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 2 days.
During these extra days you have to find and cover your own accommodation and other expenses. If you decide to stay more than 2 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself.
Start of the program at 10.00
End of the program at 20.00
In order to apply for the project you must be between 18 - 30 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.
Solidarity Mission is a non-for-profit organisation based in Athens, Greece. It constitutes a training, research, educational and innovation centre for social economy, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable development.
The mission of our organisation is to contribute to the development of social and solidarity economy, both in local and global level. We strive to contribute to creating a solidarity world and we aim to enhance social consciousness, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable development by empowering social entrepreneurs, NGO’s and young people.