This programme aims to train you on how to manage and launch a financially sustainable, socially innovative, technologically advanced and globally networked venture that addresses the issues of refugee and migration as well as human trafficking crisis. How to turn into a co-creator and collaborator for change in the areas of migration and trafficking.
We expect you to learn the Needed Strategies that drive Success in the sector. We expect you to acquire the Entrepreneurial Skills to perform these strategies, these being various collaborative leadership skills, networking and alliance building skills, social embeddedness skills, social innovation skills, and business skills. You will be trained on how to co-create and collaborate and will interact with change makers in the sector from all over Europe and the world. In the end of the programme you will have learnt how to mobilise resources, how to plan your financials, how to integrate new technologies, how to co-create and collaborate with stakeholders in your ecosystem. How to integrate people from excluded groups, how to create positive impact through your activities, and various other skills and techniques.
Elements of SOG-TIM Training Programme
SOG-TIM training programme has six months duration. We are using a mixture of elements, including:
- Active project. Participants are selected on the basis that they are running a live project on the areas of human trafficking and migration/refugee crisis on which they will be working full-time during the whole duration of the training programme. Participants may be at different stages in their entrepreneurship venture, they may be at early startup or at more mature stages which require the growth of their ventures through co-creation and collaborative approaches
- SOG-TIM Handbooks with self-administered exercises that are available online in our e-learning platform which have been the result of our primary qualitative and quantitative research on the specific needs and issues that NGOs and social entrepreneurs in the area are facing
- Best practices cases of collaborative social enterprises which have been the result of our in depth qualitative research, specifically 12 cases from 6 European countries: Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain. Cases have been linked to the SOG-TIM key competences and are presented both in our Handbooks and courses
- E-modules and courses that are delivered through our online platform. Six courses have been designed that deliver the SOG-TIM key competences through tasks that apply directly on the Live Projects of participants. These tasks guide participants in starting up, managing and growing their live projects. Cross-border collaboration will be enhanced through the formation of international teams among participants supporting each other in their live projects. Promoting peer to peer learning from across national borders facilitating the creation of peer to peer networks targeting social growth
- Two face to face workshops are organized in all aforementioned countries to enhance learning of specialized skills and competences. Design thinking methodologies, technical training from experts and inspirational talks from best practices is incorporated during these workshops. They enhance peer to peer network formation on a national level. Investors are integrated in those workshops to allow for networking opportunities of participants and exposure to real industry opportunities
- Action Learning Sets; Six online Monthly mentoring sessions are organised on a national level in groups to allow for peer to peer support facilitated by an expert
- Peer to peer support among SOG-TIM participants through the e-learning platform and social media channels allowing for the creation of action learning sets that will extend beyond the end of the training programme
- SOG-TIM Competition and Award ceremony in the end of the programme will give the opportunity to participants to contest and win the prizes of the Most Innovative Social Entrepreneur in the area of Human Trafficking and in the area of Refugee Integration. This final competition event will offer exposure to their ventures and providing an incentive to outperform during the programme and thrive for the success of their social and ethical fashion ventures