September 2017: Training of trainers on Creative & Social Entrepreneurship

Training of trainers on Creative & Social Entrepreneurship

Fotoessa coordinated and participated in a Cross Network Action (CNA) held in Athens called Best Practice Social and Creative Enterprise Training from 2nd to 9th September 2017. This project seeks to generate new insights and tools for enhancing civil society’s capacity to develop projects that promote intercultural dialogue and the social and economic participation of refugee and asylum seeker communities in new countries. This CNA was sponsored by the Anna Lindh Foundation and was lead by the University of Manchester and In Place of War (IPOW). 20 participants from Uk, Sweden, Germany, Lebanon and Greece were trained as trainers of the Creative & Social Entrepreneurship Program (CSEP). CSEP is a University certificated course providing diverse groups of people and communities around the world the necessary knowhow tools to develop creative projects and enterprises. CSEP has been specifically designed for people who are not normally able to access formal education or who have limited experiences of formal education due to personal, social, economic or political circumstances. The course caters for those already working in the creative industries at a grassroots or community level and for those who are seeking to develop their project to a level of sustainability.
Apart from Fotoessa members John Sourelis and Aspasia Protogerou, staff from the following organizations took part in the training:
Germany: Transnational Corridors, Heimaten eV, Haus der offenen Tur / Smarts Up, Centre for Cultural and General Studies (ZAK)
Greece: The Hellenic Foundation for Culture, IASIS NGO, Anemos Ananeosis, ANTIGONE
Lebanon: Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU), UTOPIA, AMEL, SAWA Association for Development
Sweden: bMETCE, STPLN, World Dance Company/Chalmers University, Swideas
UK: Rethink Rebuild Society, Amani Creatives, Cakeface Makeup

2-9 September 2017