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Supported by Erasmus + Programme

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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

The dissemination event inside the project “Modern Youth NGO Management-The Challenge of Professionalism” took place on 3rd of June in Lodski House, Square Marie Louise 2, 1000 Brussels.

The agenda was fallowing:  

14:30 Introduction about the project and Out of the Box International 

14:50 Presentation of the Lodz Region in Brussels 

15:00 Presentation of the Research on youth worker recognition and comparative analysis

15:30 Presentation of Curricula for “Youth Work Studies

16:00 Presentation of the “Pilot studies for Youth Work” 

16:30 Break 

17:00 Workshop: How to use those outcomes? 

18:00 Networking event 

Rationale: In Europe, it is possible to find just a few countries with well-established youth work policies and structures, governed by public authorities with paid youth workers, developed vocational training, and higher education curricula for the youth work studies. With the increasing number and scope of Youth Work projects, the need for professionalism, standardization, and quality assurance work within the CSOs, became a need. This created a demand for recognition and creation of Youth Studies programmes in Universities, in order to address the increased demand for professional youth workers.

The project is supported by Erasmus + Programme 

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.

 

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