IMG 20190925 190801

ICSD – Capacity Building Activity 2 – Alternative Sources Of Funding

As part of the dissemination on the Erasmus + project “Increasing Quality of Activities Targeting Rural Youth”, our organization created and coordinated 5 capacity building activities. The first activity was held on 25 of September, 2019 in Hotel Olympic, Ioannina, Greece and 20 young participants took part in it. The participants had a warm welcome, and the Staff presented themselves and their role in the organization. Then a short presentation about our organization was held, and our main aims and goals were presented. Also the aim of this event was explained. In order to get to know each other, the participants played few name games and icebreakers, such as “Two truths and one lie” and “Candy Introductions”. The main activity on this event was presenting to the participants, alternative sources of funding, for their current or start-up businesses. This session was held by a professional trainer and a bank representative specializing in finance funding. First there was a small presentation of all Erasmus+ and Youth Mobility. Afterwards the bank representative analyzed current grant programs for rural businesses, and presentation of alternative financing programs and analysis of their technical characteristics. The project “Increasing Quality of Activities Targeting Rural Youth” was presented and also future events, projects and possibilities that the participants can take part in. Finally there was a Q&A section. During the event, different tools from non-formal education were used as interesting name games, presentations, discussions, question and answers session etc.