About SPARKS

SPARK is all about entrepreneurship promotion among young people. Project will provide training programs and mentoring for the target group in all partner countries. The training programs will be open and online based will be piloted on the target group and after the closure of the project will be made available to public. Online training modules will be developed on various areas from innovation to access to finance. Therefore, SPARK project will encourage different forms of entrepreneurship among young people. Furthermore, the online learning platform will include sequential courses each of which will require tasks from the participants which will be evaluated by their peers according to the pre-agreed criteria. The final task for the students of the online training will be simulating the start-up and management of an entrepreneurship. The simulation exercise will be developed as part of the online learning platform. Besides e-learning, mentoring sessions will be held in parallel to the e-training and there the participants will focus on developing their business plan.

Training Modules

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Kick-off Meeting

(16-17th January 2017)

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Larissa Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Sparks Project team visited Larissa Chamber of Commerce and discussed future collaboration possibilities.

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Strategic Policy Paper Published

University of Florence (UNIFI) coordinated the Development process of the strategy paper with contribution of all partners.

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Mentor – Mentee sessions started.

Mentor – Mentee sessions started.

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The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

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How To Build A Business That Lasts 100 Years?

How To Build A Business That Lasts 100 Years?

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Mentors

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The policy paper was based on ‘needs analysis on youth entrepreneurship’ that had been conducted in two stages in each partner country and two different tools, focus group discussions and questionnaires, were used during the collection of the necessary data, as well. At the first stage, in order to gather information about the bottlenecks of the entrepreneurship and the skills which the target groups need to develop focus group discussions were conducted in two different groups, one with university students and the other with young entrepreneurs, in each partner country according to the template. Aged between 18 and 30, sixteen individuals participated in focus group discussions in each partner country.

At the second stage, a need analysis questionnaire was developed with contribution of each partner to be implemented to 150 individuals in each partner country. At the final phase of the study, the Strategic Policy Paper was finalized. With implementation of focus group discussions and questionnaires, most important issues and problems that entrepreneurs face have been revealed and the information derived from these studies played a significant role in development of the training curriculum and the content envisaged in the context of the Project, including 8 training modules deemed as vital for target group.

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