Education, Social inclusion



Who is behind this?

Kira Yankelevich

IDeA foundation


Who is joining forces?

Impact Hub Moscow


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Teens are the next generation of leaders and decision-makers. In countries like Armenia and Russia young people lack opportunities to understand their power to make a change and develop entrepreneurial approach through real-life experience. We want to guide teenagers through the projects in social entrepreneurship, involve teachers & community activists to address the need for active citizenship. "Open source" toolbox created as a result of the project will be available for everyone.

Where will your idea take place?

Moscow (Russia) , Dilijan (Armenia)

Why does Europe need your idea?

In CIS, citizens don’t usually take an active role in social change. They don’t believe that they can make a difference and transmit such attitude to their kids. This behavior creates a vicious circle. Social entrepreneurship is a tool to break this circle and inspire the next generation of changemakers. Experience in project management, problem solving and international cooperation will help teenagers feel the responsibility for the world around and strengthen the civil society.

What is your impact?

The main goal is to promote culture and practice of social entrepreneurship among young people. This project will help young leaders and activists come up with ideas, find the instruments to launch their projects and become a part of the international community of social entrepreneurs. Based on our experience we will develop set of tools that could be adapted and used in other countries.

How do you get there?

Summer 2016
Program team creates toolbox and workbook
Teachers get materials and training on social entrepreneurship
Autumn 2016
Local groups of entrepreneurs and activists plan activities for the course.
Program is delivered in schools.
Winter 2017
Study visits to social entrepreneurs.
Participants work on prototypes, test ideas.
15 best projects are selected for study visit & final meeting in Germany.
Spring 2017
Study visits to Berlin and Munich
Program team prepares content for public launch of the course
May: “Youth Forum on social entrepreneurship” is to exchange and generate ideas about international projects, identify problems of common interest. Launch of the course: toolbox, workbooks, methodology, selected lectures are available for everyone.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Main target audience include teachers and teenagers who will learn about social entrepreneurship, develop their own projects and become a part of international changemakers' community.
Local communities and vulnarable groups will benefit through projects created/supported by project participants.
International community will get the tool that can be adapted and used in any country.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Collaborative approach: tech community, eco activists and urbanists, creative industries representatives – all working on projects in social entrepreneurship with teens, using unconventional and interactive techniques.
Systematic approach: we equip teachers with tools, involve local activists and teenagers as agents of change.
Creation of community and scalable, cross-border “open source” product that is available for anyone in Europe and beyond.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 800000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Program team fee (coordination, curriculum developement etc.): 18000 Events: 13 000 Study visits for best participants: 15000



Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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