The exciting field of social entrepreneurship is growing rapidly and attracting increased attention from many young people. The term itself shows up frequently in the media, is referenced by public officials, has become common on university campuses etc. The reasons behind the popularity of social entrepreneurship are many. On the most basic level, there’s something inherently interesting and appealing about entrepreneurs and the stories of why and how they do what they do. But it all boils down to the fact that the current style of business is often not sustainable. Unlimited growth and obsessing over profit has become the core of too many companies. We need more entrepreneurs who would also consider the social impact of their actions. Social entrepreneurship signals the imperative to drive social change, and it is that potential payoff, with its transformational benefit to society, that sets the field and its practitioners apart.
In this international youth exchange, we want to bring together 45 young people from 5 different countries to delve deeper into this topic through workshops, debates and more. To be more specific, we want to share our experience in the realm of social entrepreneurship and encourage you to create your own organisation/company or join an existing one with a worthwhile mission. More importantly, you get to spend 10 awesome days with other young people from different countries, make new friends and develop many skills that help you be more successful in life!