Training 1 (15th, 18th and 19th of September) and Training 2 (27th, 28th and 29th of September)
These events were structured as three-day trainings, held in in Skopje in the office of the Roma Recourse Centre. The first day of these programs started at 09:00 o’clock with a registration of the participants. The event was opened with a presentation about the project and an announcement about the social entrepreneurship competition.
The selected trainers introduced the participants with the term social entrepreneurship and the Business Model Canvas.
At the end of the training, they had the chance to implement the knowledge they gained, into a practical task where they made a business model by themselves and were able to have consultations with the trainers but also get corrections.
The second day of the agenda was planned for a more specific and developing topic. The participants had the chance to hear and learn about Entrepreneurial and Management Skills, i.e. “smart” goals and unconventional entrepreneurial “out of the box” thinking. The event was held from 09:00 to 15:30 and whilst the scheduled topics were discussed, there were a lot of interactive moments about the opinion of the participants on entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, but also a practical task about entrepreneurial competencies and business models.
The last day of the trainings was about improvement of IT skills, i.e. providing handbooks for using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, but also a practical task for communication skills. After these activities, the participants had a short lunch break and before the ending of the three-day trainings, they had evaluation and were given gratitude certificates for their participation, the good team work and cooperation within their assigned teams.