On the 20th to 27th August the project “Discover the World of Business” took place in a small Slovak town called Zvolen. There were 5 participants from Estonia, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania and Slovakia. A total of 25 people took part of the project, the main purpose of which was to educate young people about entrepreneurship and to share knowledge about doing business in different countries. The program consisted of lectures, group works and practical assignments.
The project had lectures to teach how to start your own business and how to keep it profitable. The participants also asked local people what they think their city needs, they analysed the information and tried to come up with solutions. Participants’ communication and presentation skills were developed a lot, because of many group works and presentations.
The project also had an intercultural night where people introduced their country and gave other participants a chance to understand their culture a little better. Every country provided something from their cuisine and showed videos and pictures of their famous sightseeing objects.
Many educated and active young people took part of the project and it was a chance to make great and valuable connections around Europe. The project gave people a lot of inspiration to start their own businesses.
Summary was made by Marthen-Patrik Kummer
Here are summaries of projects in 2016 with Seiklejate Vennnaskond's partnership