Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Two inter-connected training courses:
- Job R-Evolve – Activity 1: Employability – Dures, Albania, 13-21 June 2018.
- Job R-Evolve – Activity 2: Entrepreneurship – Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 30 July – 8 August 2018
Participants for Activity 2: Alice Primasová, Jan Kocián, Lukáš Libánský
Hosting organisation: More Mosaic
The training course called Job R-Evolve was a two-part training course focused on employability and entrepreneurship for youth workers and youth leaders. I took a part in the second phase of the project, dedicated to entrepreneurship, which started on July 30 and lasted for 9 days. Besides the Czechs, 11 other countries participated in this project – Sweden, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Spain, counting in total whooping 36 participants.
We were based in Bosnia and Hercegovina, in the suburbs of Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo, in a four(-Bosnian)-star hotel. One of the most surprising local specifics for me was indoor smoking, allowed in all the hotel. We stayed at shared bedrooms (2-3 people each) and the training room was conveniently situated in the same building.
The training course itself was not very demanding. Besides teambuilding activities, we spent plenty of time working in national teams and then presenting national specifics regarding different areas of entrepreneurship. We also came across the possibilities of funding for newly started businesses or opportunities to go abroad with different projects. However, thanks to the high number of participating countries, the intercultural evenings were really diverse, interesting and truly enjoyable.
In addition, we’ve had plenty of time to explore the city of Sarajevo and feel the cultural differences. Getting to know more about the local history and visiting the War Childhood museum or Serebrenica gallery made a strong impact on me. Moreover, we’ve visited Mostar, a town well known for its bridge, and pseudoarchaeological Bosnian pyramid complex, while seeing beautiful Bosnian nature on the way there.
Overall, it was a very interesting experience and rather relaxing week in Bosna 🙂