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Bees Inspired
2017-01-17 - 2017-01-28
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exchange data:
Title: Bees Inspired: A Hive for Female Entrepreneurs
Dates: 17th - 28th January 2017
Main topics: Female entrepreneurship
Place: Ommen, Netherlands
For whom: Young people resident in Italy from 16 to 30 years.
With whom: 40 participants from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands and Portugal.

What is Bees Inspired:
Itìs an international youth exchange organized by BeesEmpowered group along with other partners from 7 different European countries, from Italy Vagamondo group, thanks to the co-funding of the Erasmus Plus program.

It's a project for female youngsters aged 16 to 30 years are able to communicate in a simple English, with a business idea that  they would like to achieve in the next 12 months and they are searching for inspiration.
The main purpose of the project is to support 40 girls by allowing them to confront, to experiment and learn from each other how to start their own business from who they are and what they dream of doing. The project aims to have a positive impact on personal and professional development of all participants, thus responding to the challenge of youth unemployment, to increase the initiative, proactivity and personal happiness. The ultimate goal of the project is to create a stable long-term and supportive community of young businesswomen that crosses national boundaries. During the exchange there will be the possibility to improve English communication and knowledge of cultural elements of the countries involved.

The exchange is based on non-formal education methodology (workshops, simulations, presentations, meetings, exercises, excursions, games ...)
The project consists of three phases: a part of preparation before departure (mainly online) of the exchange and a part of post-trading (evaluation, writing a testimony and an action linked to the realization of his business idea).

Costs and reimbursements:
Participation fee: 100 € (participation fees required by Bees Empowered Group and Vagamondo).
Travel: your travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 170 €, the organization of round-trip journey depend on the participants, supported by Vagamondo group.
All the costs of accommodation, food and program activities are covered by the Erasmus Plus program funds.

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Access the application form, to be completed in English in all its parts


The deadline for sending the application forms is Sunday 27th November 2016, by December 1 will form the group of the Italian participants.

Procedure for the selection of participants: the candidates more eligible to participate (for personal reasons and objectives expressed in the application form) will be contacted for an interview via Skype, in which we will talk acout all practical and logistical aspects of the project, those concerning the contents and methods used and through which the participants will be chosen.

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