Last December, Jovesolides gave a workshop to the young people of IES Jordi de Sant Jordi. The objective: to discover entrepreneurship and social innovation through communication and non-formal education. This was the first of a total of four meetings organized within the European project 'Sharing Ideas for Social Innovation' (SI4SI).
More than 30 young people between the ages of 16 and 30, students at the IES Jordi Sant Jordi, are the participants in this training. And the programmed knowledge has special relevance in this center that offers a superior and professional education in the field of social animation and the organization of social events.
These Local Support Groups (LSGs), or workshops are created as a space for learning and discussion. The young people started this training with the first workshop covering the concepts of entrepreneurship and social innovation, as well as good practices of these. In addition, they had the opportunity to learn more about the Erasmus + program, and the European Voluntary Service (EVS).
The center's teachers were enthusiastic about the entity's proposal to integrate knowledge and skills on social innovation and social entrepreneurship into the education of their students through the use of non-formal education methods.
Creativity to solve social problems
In this first meeting, the technical team of the entity worked with the students through the Creative Solution for Social Problems (SCPS), a work methodology promoted by Red Creactiva that applies non-formal education approaches and design thinking to generate creative thinking. Through the games, the participants explored and debated alternative and creative ways of looking at the world and finding an entrepreneurial spirit. They also discovered that it is possible to find answers within themselves and the group. They took the participants to solve the problems.
"The students expressed interest and commitment to the contents, and many of them showed special interest in the possibility of traveling and learning new things that Erasmus + offers," says Jorge Galán, Jovesolides technician. "And as if it's not fun is not sustainable, it was fun and consequently sustainable."
Sharing Ideas for Social Innovation’ (SI4SI), is a europian project funded by the program Erasmus+ de la Comisión Europea and led by the Italian organization Demostene 
and in which five other European entities participate:

Kairos Europe Limited
, from Gran Bretaña, Inter Alia, from Grecia, Up2Europe, from Francia, Espero SRL, from Italia, Fundacja Autokreacja, from  Polond, and Jovesolides, from España.

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