Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange
Dates: 19—27 August 2022
Venue: Katowice, Poland
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Participating countries: Georgia, Armenia, Spain, Albania, Czech Republic, Poland
Hosting organisation: Fundacja Rozwoju Spoleczenstwa Przedsiebiorczego
Czech team: Attila Zsíros (GL), Eva Heřmanová, Clara Madureira Lobão de Carvalho, Daniel Tesařík, Jan Kubaň
A few days ago, our Czech team came back from an 8-days-long (19.8.-27.8.2022) Youth Exchange in Poland (Katowice). For most of us, it was a first Erasmus+ programme and an amazing new experience.
The project was called ‘Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur’, and that really happened. In our small groups of mixed nationalities – Czech, Polish, Georgian, Armenian, Spanish, and Albanian –, we worked all week on our business ideas and how to make them come true. Every day we learned some basics from economics, graphic design, videography, or public speaking to be prepared for the last day, when we should present our idea to the ‘investors’. Even though quickly and superficially, we went through all the stages of setting up a start-up, which I think not just taught us new skills, but motivated us to really try to take the path of an entrepreneur one day.
Except the main theme, we also talked about how to create an eye-catching CV or opportunities for European Youth such as European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. On top of that, one afternoon was reserved for getting to know the Silesia region and its art and history by visiting the Silesian Museum in Katowice.
As important as the program itself, the people who participate in it are important. During the whole project there was a great atmosphere among participants and facilitators. The cultural evenings were always good prepared, and I think I can speak for everyone that they brought us not just fun but also a wide knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
Finally, we would like to thank the hosting organisation FRPS, our sending organisation EYCB and all the people behind the Erasmus+ project for the opportunity we got. Every Erasmus+ project opens one’s eyes a little bit more in many ways.