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WHAT’S NEXT?

Staša Barbič Križevci, 15.-22.10.2012


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WHAT’S NEXT? Or better: WHO’S NEXT?

Publication is a product of a Youth in action project What‘s next that was held 15.22.10.2012 in Križevci, Slovenia. It is set up in a simple way – first you have presentation of organizations – in case you are looking for partners and do not remember all info from the training; second part are useful tips gathered during the project; they are contribution from all participants so feel free to use them for your next projects, to improve the work of your organizations, to start your own business etc.

What's next? Action!


Partner organizations ZAVOD NEFIKS, SLOVENIA • AIM: To promote non-formal education among young people and in wider society • TARGET GROUP: youth (highschool students, university students, unemployed youth) • ACTIVITIES: Non-formal education, trainings, organization of workshops, cooperation with employers, voluntary work. • INTERESTS: Youth projects, employability of youth.

STUDENT-YOUTH COUNCIL - GEORGIA • AIM: Raise awareness about medical issues, training for young doctors. • TARGET GROUP: Young doctors, medical students. • ACTIVITIES: Non-formal education, charity, social events. • INTERESTS: Medical projects, social inclusion, human rights.


Partner organizations ALTER-NATIVE ENERGY - ITALY • AIM: Promotion of green energy through arts. • TARGET GROUP: Public opinion, green companies. • ACTIVITIES: organization of workshops, festivals, trade fairs, fashion shows. • INTERESTS: Environmental issues, education and promotion of green issues (recycling, wind and solar energy, sustainable mobility

SUSTAIN DEVELOPMENT INTIATIVE NGO - ARMENIA •

AIM: To eliminate poverty and achieve social justice.

ACTIVITIES: Quality education, gender, human rights, selfempowerment


Partner organizations CENTRE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT “STABILITY” - MOLDOVA • AIM: To develop EVS activities. • TARGET GROUPS: Youth from S-E Europe and W • ACTIVITIES: Training. • INTERESTS: International EVS activities, developing skills and knowledge, ecology, EU integration, sharing standardisation and cooperation among youth from Europe.

SOCIAL ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTE LATVIA • AIM: Integration of social groups at risk into society. • TARGET GROUP: Social exclusion groups at risk. • ACTIVITIES: Social research, different social projects, youth projects. • INTERESTS: Youth prospects, research projects, experience exchange and network building projects, NGO capacity strengthening


Partner organizations ALL-UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION FOR YOUTH CO-OPERATION “ALTERNATIVE-V” - UKRAIN • AIM: Promotion of active citizenship among Ukrainian youth • TARGET GROUP: youth, youth workers, people with fewer opportunities. • ACTIVITIES: social projects, trainings, conferences, co-ordinating work of the local volunteers on social projects, long term and short term projects, TC, YE, local projects, working with people with fewer opportunities, work camps • INTERESTS: environment, active citizenship, unemployment, projects for people with fewer opportunities, selfentrepreneurship, education, culture and historical heritage.

CENTER FOR SUPPORT OF DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE - BULGARIA • AIM: Develop through trainings, social skills necessary for everyday life. • TARGET GROUP: adults, youth, children. • ACTIVITIES: Social skills trainings • INTERSTS: Projects related to social skills topics.


Useful tips…


How to use social media? •

ITALY: We use all 2.0 tools to promote all our events, linked to our website to use cross media technologies. We use Facebook, Twitter, Four square, Flickr, Blogs.

MOLDOVA: We did promote activities at our NGO through webpage and in cooperation with TV and radio company with dissemination of TV shows and interviews.

UKRAIN: the contact list of the active volunteers, the website with the information about the activity of our NGO and projects, the group on FB where we publish, the calls for participants on project and publish the information and photos about the projects that has already ended.


Social entrepreneurship (Evgen Zajc) Social entrepreneurship is the recognition of a social problem and the uses of entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a social venture – an undertaking by a firm or organization established by a social entrepreneur that seeks to provide systemic solutions to achieve a sustainable social objective (social change). Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps. While a business entrepreneur typically measures performance in profit and return, a social entrepreneur also measures positive returns to society. If you want to be the one who will make a change in the society, you shouldn't wait – there are a lot of possibilities in the world, you just have to open your eyes and find them!


PROJECT PLANNING: 10 rules by Veronika Vodlan 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

Read before you write  check the rules for the project and check the guide Think first, write later  if you forget what you changed at the beginning and at the end, the idea is not complete, the project is not complete! Test your idea, check what’s already been done and how  explore your idea, check if someone have done it before, maybe even in other countries, you can step forward what someone have already done. Use the internet, look other ideas, contact people who done similar project and ask them for participating, for connections! Be “smart” Use trigger words  key competences, intercultural dialog, volunteering, NGO (they are at the beginning of the guide) – done write down words without really using it in the content! Don’t do projects just to get the money  don’t focus every year on different thing, do the project that is connected to your organisation – do project that have sense for your organisation, don’t loose energy!


PROJECT PLANNING: 10 rules by Veronika Vodlan 7. Don’t do projects if you don’t have the money  if you don’t have the money at the beginning, you won’t get it at the end. Don’t start the project if you can’t get money for it at the beginning. 8. Finish writing 1 week before the deadline  lie to people who you work with!  you can do it without extra stress because you don’t do it on the last day. You have time to put all together in correct way and finish it! 9. Give project to one outsider for a proof  if you write it before deadline you can also you can give the written project someone not connected with your NGO to read it - if it will make sense to them, also the people who will evaluate and decide to accept the project, they will understand it too. Feedback from someone who don’t have idea what are you doing can be helpful to explain some things better. 10. Before submitting it, check it at least 2 times  check the signatures, stamps. Check if you wrote the amount of money you need for budget (at the end). + 11. Good partnership  make sure you picked up right partner that is reliable, trustworthy and make sure that they will came up to the project!


Ideas for creating new opportunities (Dario Ferrante) When talking about career planning, many suggestions come up but I found that there are some keywords that, in my personal experience, have led my job search to success. These four words are: • • Focus • • Patience • • Commitment • • Core capabilities • It is fundamental in the construction of a successful career to “planning forward”. This is absolutely vital because only you can decide who you are. And when talking about attitudes, the choice between being a dependent worker or an independent worker is all about the personal attitude. Among the tools that were surveyed in a potential job search, LinkedIn was investigated and analysed. LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the web, enabling people to: •  Connect with classmates, faculty, and family professionally • Find new opportunities for internships and full time positions • Manage what potential employers learn about the applicants from the Internet.


Contact list of participants


YOUTH IN ACTION…


About Zavod Nefiks Nefiks is a project that over 12 years promotes the values of volunteering and non formal education in Slovenia by motivating young people to get education in different areas and persuading employers to consider non formal education as reference when getting a job. Nefiks with its supplement activities: workshops, stakeholder meetings, system of peer advising and public promotion widely opens the door for job and social inclusion of young people, especially those “left behind�.


In years of existence Nefiks significantly raised the meaning of recognition of non formally acquired skills and this is why many institutions strongly support it. We became a relevant interlocutor on the issue of employability of Slovenian youth and on non-formal learning.


Contact info Zavod Nefiks Rakovniška 6 1000 Ljubljana

Tel.: 00386 (0)1 42 77 145 E-mail: info@nefiks.net


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