Social Entrepreneurship Was Taught to the Youth of Karelia

Intensive training for young people of the Republic of Karelia on the development of social entrepreneurship has been completed at the Boiling Point in Petrozavodsk. The training was conducted within the project of the cross-border cooperation program KA 8002 Social cross-border entrepreneurship: Start-up for everyone and opportunities for all (SOCCER).

For three days, 20 students of the Institute of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences, Institute of Economics and Law, Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences, and Institute of Education and Psychology together with young entrepreneurs, learned how to establish their business from the idea and social enterprise project to the operational activities, including a business plan preparation to present it to potential investors.
As a result, the participants will launch the training of their own social business with the possibility of obtaining state support from the Corporation of Development of the Republic of Karelia. The training was held by the Moscow organization ISLA. The mentors of ISLA will provide support to the best youth projects for their promotion.

The program was initiated by the Corporation of Development of the Republic of Karelia and Petrozavodsk State University.

«It is useful, interesting, and joyful! Important things are performed in a game. And the game, as you know, is training before real implementation. Much new and useful information, new contacts», said Taisia, an aspiring entrepreneur.

«It was an unusual experience. For three days, I made myself think outside the box. When you are surrounded by entrepreneurs, you simply start to act. The most important thing is that everything depends on our knowledge and commitments», admitted Yana, a student of PetrSU.

«During this training, you get used to doing everything without fear and illusion – just start to act», - added Sergey, a student of PetrSU, a volunteer of the PetrSU Career Center.

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