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About Dive deeper into Social Entrepreneurship

The project idea arose from the experiences gained in the process of implementation of capacity building project |Dive in Social Entrepreneurship" being realized by the applicant organization YAK, Macedonia. The project "Dive in Social Entrepreneurship" connected most of the partners involved in this project proposal - Greece, South Africa, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Costa Rica. In the process of preparation of new project proposal we realized that it is important to continue the process of cooperation to really create networks and links that can be used to transfer practices and achieve sustainable change. In the process of preparation, the consortium decided to increase the level of action by including new partner organizations from Portugal and Peru. Main reason was fact that these partners contacted us with interest to become part of future projects because they found the project "Dive in Social Entrepreneurship" to be inspiring one for their future youth activities.

The project "Dive in Social Entrepreneurship" brought valuable experiences related to project management of capacity building project under Key Action 2, sharing and dividing tasks among the partners, ensuring project visibility, communication with partners representing several parts of world, communication with EACEA. The lessons learned were transferred into this application, especially, into dissemination part and to the part focus on co-funding.

The key aim of the project is to provide a way for active development of human capital, practical encouragement of social entrepreneurial activities and establishment of effective pathways to youth employment in strategic cooperation with different stakeholders.

meet the project team

Metodija Stojceski Coordinator of the project Experienced in the civil society sector from 1998 with significant experience in coordination and management of the youth projects. He has been coordinator of many projects with impact at local, national and international level. Being from 2003 the President of YAK, he was involved in many international youth projects as coordinator: International Youth Conference "European values for the future of SEE countries" since 2003; Bilateral youth project "Contacts for the Common Future – Youth empowerment and employment" since 2010; national project "Youth creators of the local community" since 2006.

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Biljana Markoska Project assistant Involved in youth activities at local, national and international level for 13 years. For 8 years she is Director of International Programs Department within YAK. Project manager in the field of youth entrepreneurship and employment in last seven years: coordinator and trainer on TC "Ready, Steady=JOB" (YiA); coordinator and senior trainer on TC "Youth Social Entrepreneurship in Action" (YiA); coordinator and researcher at project "Social entrepreneurship – new trends or solution for youth unemployment"; - coordinator of national campaign for youth raising awareness about the social entrepreneurship among the students.

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Ilona Olehlova Member of the training team Project consultant, experienced trainer and facilitator of international youth projects implemented especially within Youth in Action/Erasmus + Programme and various national and local initiatives and programs e.g. local Workshops for Active Youth Participation implemented by Macedonian National Youth Council with support of British Embassy Skopje. She has also experiences in developing new tools and learning materials in the field of youth work.

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Anelija Mitrova Logistical assistant Youth activist since 2011, active member of Youth Alliance team since 2014. Responsible for the YAK's forum of volunteers. Communicative, enthusiastic, initiative, motivating young person with strong developed organizational skills due to the work as project assistant. Experienced in organizing project seminars, training courses and youth events.

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Klimentina Gjorgjioska Program assistant A firm believer in the power of youth, music, social inclusion and civic society. Klimentina is a program assistant at Youth Alliance - Krusevo and she believes that the enthusiasm and professionalism that the YAK's team possess is extremely inspirational for every young person who wants to contribute to the overall societal well-being. Experienced and actively involved in the media world, with a five years background in journalism. Organized, social and positive person.

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