Mindful Female Entrepreneurs — Spain

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ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Puente Genil (Cordoba), Spain

Dates: 8—14 March 2023

National team: 2 participants

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Hosting organisation: Asociacion Europa 2020

Project description:

According to the European Commission, female entrepreneurship is fertile ground when it comes to achieving economic growth in the EU. The European Framework of Competence for Entrepreneurship indicates that up to 20% of girls and young women who participate in educational activities on entrepreneurship will later venture into self-employment.

However, many girls and women encounter multiple obstacles when it comes to starting their own business or venturing into entrepreneurship. The application of mindfulness practices shows an improvement in students’ attention and focus, emotional regulation, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Creativity, problem-solving skills and teamwork skills are one of the most important competencies that entrepreneurs must develop to have a greater opportunity to stay in the business market, according to the entrepreneurship competencies framework. While mindfulness practices have also been shown to improve overall mental and physical health in those who use these methods. The MFE project aims to combine entrepreneurship education and mindfulness practices in order to create and implement a training activity designed specifically for youth workers that will allow them to acquire the skills and competencies necessary to educate girls and women in their community towards entrepreneurship.

Objectives of the project:

  • Improve the competencies of youth workers in order to support their motivation and ability to implement innovative youth work, as well as to improve their employment opportunities. – boost both social skills and entrepreneurial skills of youth workers.
  • Provide youth workers with creative and innovative training plans, as well as new tools and methods for delivering non-formal education on entrepreneurship to girls and young women.
  • Increase the ability to trigger changes in terms of modernization of youth work by improving the international cooperation of the consortium.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship and meditation through mindfulness.

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