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NEWSLETTER #3: YOUTH GOING GREEN TO BEAT JOBLESSNESS

Partners of the project Greentrepreneurship – Easier done than said, focused on the development of NGO capabilities in the field of green entrepreneurship and employability of youths, from Slovenia, Italy, Portugal, Tanzania, Nepal and Argentina, prepared the last of three newsletters.

The aim of the Greentrepreneurship – Easier done than said project is to develop skills, knowledge and competences of youths in order to improve their productivity and employability in the field of green entrepreneurship.

In the third newsletter you can also read about:

MANUAL FOR GREENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTH

AWANERESS RAISING ACTIVITIES IN SLOVENIA

LOCAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN ITALY

GOOD PRACTICE FROM NEPAL: Ashapuri Organic Farm

GOOD PRACTICE FROM TANZANIA: Tangreen

NEWSLETTER #3 (November 2016): Online book

NEWSLETTER #2 (June 2016): PDF / Online book

NEWSLETTER #1 (January 2016): PDF / Online book

More about Greentrepreneurship – Easier done than said: click

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The green entrepreneurial spirit is rising in Palermo

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A group of young people and trainers are working hard to develop green business ideas and organize an informational campaign on green entrepreneurship in Palermo.

During these months in the city are taking place a series of thematic workshops on topics related to green entrepreneurship held by the Italian trainers trained in Beja the last February. The programme is very rich and in addition to providing theoretical inputs, it is based on practical activities and on a non-formal approach. Besides it is structured in two macro activities: the development of green entrepreneurial ideas and design and organisation of an awareness addressed to the local community.

The first workshop started with a presentation of the programme, of the participants and of the trainers. These last had the opportunity to tell their experience of international training course in Beja. The afternoon continued with team building activities and thematic sessions dedicated to: green ethic and sustainability, green entrepreneurship definition, leading innovation and strategic planning.

The second workshop was dedicated to marketing and branding and to a brainstorming of ideas for the informational campaign. During the first part of the workshop, the participants generated crazy ideas to reinvent and sell common objects such as a cup or tape. Then, for the informational campaign they proposed to organize a mix of activities in a public space in the city centre of Palermo, including games to actively involve citizens and the exposition of project ideas developed during the workshops.

In the next meetings participants will visit the local business Monsù (http://www.monsu.it/en/), which produces ice cream with local products. Monsù adopted sustainable solutions for its production process such as: the use of renewable energy, the use of biodegradable materials for the packaging and the reduction of waste at minimum.

After taking inspiration and motivation from the local entrepreneur, the team will focus on the development of business ideas. The trainers will guide the participants in the creation of business models, they will share ideas on how to improve the original ideas and finally find the best way to present the idea for the International Youth Exchange in Slovenia. At the end of November, in a public square of Palermo, the local informational campaign will take place to sensitize citizens about green entrepreneurship.

The trainers are demonstrating that they have learned fundamental concepts and are able to apply non-formal methods to transmit the green entrepreneurial spirit to local young people. From their side, the young people involved in the local activities, who have different backgrounds and ambitions, are showing to have an interest in acting in a sustainable way in everyday life and in their future careers. For sure this experience will not only be a way to learn concepts useful to became a green entrepreneur and to create a business model. It will be also a way to enrich young people own ideas through the exchange with their peers and to increase the sense of responsibility towards their local community around relevant topics such as sustainability.

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VIDEO: COOPERATIVE OF ORGANIC PRODUCERS OF SLOVENIAN ISTRIA

Within the international project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – Easier Done Than SAID PiNA prepared the third of a series of short video presentations of Slovenian good practices in the field of green entrepreneurship.

The video shows the development and philosophy of the Cooperative of organic producers of Slovenian Istria, a social enterprise. This is the first attempt to create a cooperative of organic producers in the Slovenian Istria and the first brand of local organic food in the region, which in 2015 won the contest for the Best idea of social enterprise.

The cooperative operates according to high ethical principles and the principles of fair trade. Its purpose is to connect organic producers, with the aim of promoting economic and social benefit of members of organic production, social entrepreneurship, green economy and sustainable development of the local environment.

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Production: PiNA

Watch also:
Video 1: Natural Cosmetics Renčelj
Video 2: Solar biological dried sanitation system – mOBILNO to go

The goal of the project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – EASIER DONE THAN SAID is to develop skills, knowledge and competences of youths in order to improve their productivity and employability in the field of green entrepreneurship.

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VIDEO: SOLAR BIOLOGICAL DRIED SANITATION SYSTEM

Within the international project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – Easier Done Than SAID PiNA prepared the second of a series of short video presentations of Slovenian good practices in the field of green entrepreneurship.

The second video shows the business path of a young private institute mOBILNO to go – Institute for developing sustainable technologies, that is developing sustainable technologies in the areas of housing, nutrition, healthy lifestyle and waste. They strive to use local building materials, optimise the use of energy and reduce waste.

Their main mission is to revolutionise years of bad human habitsand introduce new sustainable, environmentally friendly construction technologies, housing and nutrition. Their subconscious is highly motivated towards sustainability and to lowest possible carbon footprint. The consequent inspiration give them ideas for new projects and products.

Production: PiNA

More about mOBILNO to go – Institute for developing sustainable technologiesweb page / Facebook

Watch also Video 1: Natural Cosmetics Renčelj

The goal of the project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – EASIER DONE THAN SAID is to develop skills, knowledge and competences of youths in order to improve their productivity and employability in the field of green entrepreneurship.

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MANUAL FOR GREENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTHS

Within the international project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – Easier Done Than SAID project partners prepared a manual for greentrepreneurship and employability of youths.

The aim of the manual is to benchmark the term and the idea of Greentrepreunership. It is meant especially for young people, motivated to be and act green, that is why it wants to present and introduce the idea and the term and especially provide vocabulary and assessment methods to determine what a green business is.

The content:
ABOUT GREENTREPRENEURSHIP: the current situation, demography and resources, profit and Enviromental costs, GDP and inequality, sustainable development model
HOW TO BECOME A GREEN ENTREPRENEUR: How to develop a business idea? When a business idea is green? The competence model of a Greentrepreneur
EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICES
PRACTICAL TOOLS: Business plan development tool, assessment tool of green, usefull resources

MANUAL: click

The goal of the project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – EASIER DONE THAN SAID is to develop skills, knowledge and competences of youths in order to improve their productivity and employability in the field of green entrepreneurship.

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VIDEO: NATURAL COSMETICS RENČELJ

Within the  project  PiNA prepared the first of a series of short video presentations of Slovenian good practices in the field of green entrepreneurship.

The first video shows the path of philosophy of Renčelj Family business company from Povir village, Slovenia, which main activity is lavender production and other lavender products-cosmetics, tea, spices, liquor.

It won`t be wise to start the story of Renčelj company (pronounced »Renchel« in Slovenian) without the story of his owner and creator, Gregor. As a child, he loved to play in the nature where wild lavender grows and this sensation, the parfume, never leaved him. So, some years later, he decided to make of his passion and transform this sensation to a business adventure and became one of the first lavender producers in Slovenia.

Today, after 5 years of developping the business Renčelj company is in very good position to start earning a profit and have benefits for the first time from the beggining of the adventure. The company is not officially labelized ˝bio˝ but according to its owner ˝Our lavender fields in the heart of nature˝ are not ˝subject to any chemical influences˝. What is one of the forces of the company, it is the natural, clean process of production.

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More about Family Renčelj: web page / Facebook

The goal of the project GREENTREPRENEURSHIP – EASIER DONE THAN SAID is to develop skills, knowledge and competences of youths in order to improve their productivity and employability in the field of green entrepreneurship.