|Country/City and/or Region
|Macedonia – Shtip
|IPA Component/ (national or regional)
2014 – 2015
Project Fiche Title
Civil Society Facility & Media 2014 – 2015
|Developing competences for social entrepreneurship through games in municipality Shtip
|Young Roma people, Business sector, NGOs, etc.
|National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning
Zdruzenie na multietnicko opstestvo za covekovi prava Stip
|The aim of the project is to strengthen the networking abilities as well as organizational skills of civic organizations, to improve the cooperation with the local municipality and to enable the social inclusion of young members of the Roma population through integration with young Macedonians and innovative education about social entrepreneurship which will be done through games.
|According to the 2002 census, the Republic of Macedonia has 2,022,547 inhabitants, of whom 53,879 (2.66%) declared themselves Roma . But like in the other countries in the region, the actual number of Roma population is much higher than the official figure. The rate of unemployment among Roma in Macedonia is double the national average and comes to 70-80 percent. According to Roma NGOs, the actual figure is more than 90 percent. A survey on vulnerable groups shows that only 8.3 percent of the working-age Roma (older than 15) are employed or self-employed, in either the formal or informal economy, and only 7.2 percent of Roma in this age group have full-time employment. European Union has recognised the inclusion problem of Roma population long time ago and many social, economic and education programs for inclusion on a national and regional level have been started. Social entrepreneurship, as a part of this project, is seen as an important and effective way of enhancing social participation, inclusion and integration of socially marginalized young people in the communities. Social entrepreneurship provides the incentive for young people to become empowered and strive to look for innovative solutions to some of the challenges they face in their communities.
|To conduct a workshop for strengthening the capacities of the civic organizations, development of networking and organizational skillsTo promote social entrepreneurship to young people in municipality Shtip, especially to young people who are part of the Roma population.
To develop and tailor an educational method for entrepreneurial skills and social entrepreneurship through the use of Lego blocks
To educate 30 representatives of the Roman population and 30 Macedonians in municipality Shtip about social entrepreneurship
To organize a networking event of young entrepreneurs from all ethnic communities, civic organizations, local government and other relevant institution to support entrepreneurship.
|With the realisation of the proposed objectives the capacities and skills of the civic organizations will be improved, integration of Roma people in the labour market will be improved. With the commencement of the three primary activities which are envisioned in this project (workshops for civic organizations, training for you people from both the Roma and Macedonian population and the event that is geared towards networking and building connections between individuals, civic organizations and other relevant organizations/institutions) the following specific objectives will be achieved:
– Improved organizational skills and networking capacities of the civic organizations
– Improved cooperation between civic organizations, local government and other relevant institutions for supporting business
– Improved understanding of social entrepreneurship
– Greater awareness of the importance of social entrepreneurship
– Improved personal skills regarding social entrepreneurship: innovative and creative thinking, communication and presentation skills, developing business models with the help of the KREON methodology that is based around the use of Lego blocks and business canvas.
– Innovative solutions to problems with the use of social entrepreneurship
– Greater integration of the Roma population and young people from other marginalized groups from the municipality of Shtip into the social life.