The project “From Idea to Europe“ gathered 10 organizations from 10 countries in the EU and the Western Balkans to support and strengthen 20 youth workers, social workers and teachers to realize their entrepreneurial ideas by giving them strong motivation, skills and knowledge through trainings and mentor support. OTB gathered the following partners for this project: Biznis Nova–Serbia (Lead Partner), Mladiinfo (Montenegro), Ekonomska šola Novo mesto (Slovenia), Wisamar Educational Institute (Germany), Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu i Nauko Zdrowiu (Poland), United Societies of Balkans (Poland), UNIque Junior Enterprise (Albania), Association EUni Partners (Bulgaria) and Agenzia Umbria Ricerche (Italy).
Some of the project’s objectives included equipping youth workers with skills and knowledge on planning and starting their own business through 3 training modules in different countries as well as motivating and supporting realization of entrepreneurial ideas by giving participants online mentoring support. The idea was to commence, strengthen and stimulate international and cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of entrepreneurial learning as well as to develop educational framework for entrepreneurial learning for young people based on experiential learning.
Resulting from the project, six entrepreneurial ideas were realized over the period of one year and an online freely accessible documentary was created to be used as a manual and guide for supporting young people in starting their own business. The project was realized through the programme Erasmus plus, Key Action 2 Capacity Building in the field of Youth and it was implemented through a training course and mentorship process, using the methodological approach of career self-management to assist young entrepreneurs to develop skills, knowledge, attitudes and values for effective career self-management in the contemporary world and for attaining desired outcomes in their lives.