“LAUNCHING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (LASE)’’, PDA, Porto, Portugal/5-13 of JULY 2023

Project Name: LAUNCHING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (LASE)

Duration: 01/07/2022 till 31st of October 2023, duration 16 months

Main Activity: 7 days of Training where we will encourage youth workers and active youth to start their own social ventures that would help solve their local social issues. The participants will go through the whole process of ideation to business plan creation, along with fostering theirs entrepreneurial creativity focused on societal issues.

Dates of Activity: 05 till 13 of July 2023 (Including Travelling dates)

Accomodation: MEU Hotel, Porto Gandra, Paredes, Porto, Portugal, https://meuhotel.pt/en/about/

Applicant Organisation: ASSOCIAÇÃO NÓ GÓRDIO (Portugal). Contact Person: Albino Pereira, email: anogordio@gmail.com; albinomnp@gmail.com

Coordinating Organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA, email: acpeliacy@gmail.com




Travelling food and accommodation all are paid from the program (For an application you must be member of our organization, if you want to apply for membership you can go for the application to the link: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member

4 Youthworkers /Teachers /Trainers will be selected from our organisation.


For the participants’ selection the following criteria will be taken into consideration:

• PARTICIPANTS REPRESENTS THE COUNTRY FROM WHERE SHE/HE COMES FROM;

• Youth Workers, Leaders, teachers, Educators people that are working with youth

• Motivated, active member of society;

• Willing to participate actively and share knowledge,

• Experience and positive energy;

• Experienced or interested in working with Erasmus+ program

Main Idea of the Project

The research shows that entrepreneurship is one of the most effective ways of driving social change, also positively impacting the economy of a country. Nevertheless, only insignificant ammount of young Europeans in Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain, Slovenia etc choose this path due to the lack of knowledge and experience. Sometimes entrpreneurship can be viewed as something dishonest and too unreliable. So, this programme aims to encourage youth workers and active youth to start their own social ventures that would help solve their local social issues. The participants will go through the whole process of ideation to business plan creation, along with fostering theirs entrepreneurial creativity focused on societal issues.

The programme will be based on theories of entrepreneurial research as well as on the real world practical examples of social entrepreneurs. The participants will research the social issues of their local communities and get a simulation experience of the whole process of launching new social venture.


This project aims to:

  • Equip participants with knowledge on business modeling and help them structure their social business ideas.

  • Discuss the challenges that of their local aras and brainstorm on the way how to approach them.

  • Empower the participants’ self-esteem, break stereotypes on the “correct” portrait of an entrepreneur and help cope with fear of the new.


Relevance of the project for Erasmus + :

● Raising emotional awareness and empathy.

● Empowering young people with skills and confidence to become agents of change in their communities.

● Enabling young people to be valued and treated with respect.

● Enhanced teamwork and cooperation.

● Including PAXs with fewer opportunities.

● Improving all of Erasmus Plus key competences and skills for young people.



Application for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/HSktuiSjnUvNQrah6


If you want to be a candidate of our program please complete the application form and don't forget to complete the membership form if you are not a member of our organisation. Link for completing the application of membership: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member


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