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About Dive deeper into Social Entrepreneurship

The project “Dive deeper into Social Entrepreneurship” was implemented in a period of 15 months and it included the following partners: YAK (FYR Macedonia), NYFB (Bulgaria), IBC (Turkey), OENEF (Greece), EuroDEMOS (Romania), ACI (Costa Rika), SocialWorkLab (Peru), Belle & Co (South Africa) and IAFA (Portugal). The key aim of the project was to contribute to fight youth unemployment by creating supportive environment encouraging young people to create social enterprises.

Within the project we have implemented the capacity building activities (kick of meeting, evaluation meeting, public raising activities (debates, info days, local trainings), activities focus on co-funding -pitch nights) and mobility activities (four training courses).

To sum up, within 15 months of work the project “Dive deeper into Social Entrepreneurship” reached over 3023 young people from Europe and the world, Alumni network of 340 young people, youth workers, social entrepreneurs, more of 52 entrepreneurs, 18 municipalities, 62 CSOs, 33 educational institutions were directly involved in the activities that contributed for creation of strong networking between different stakeholders relevant for the field social entrepreneurship.

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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