Visegrad Youth Entrepreneurial Virtual Program

Visegrad Youth Entrepreneurial Virtual Program is a virtual experience for young people, who are keen to develop their entrepreneurial skills and create a positive impact in their communities. In the three-phase program will take part with up to 50 young people from Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland aged 14-17. For the program, we will be looking for young people who are willing to work on their self-development and are able to communicate in English.

The program will consist of three online phases in which each enrolled participant will take part:

Ideation Weekend

December 10 - 12, 2021

The Ideation weekend will be built on Design thinking and we will cover the stages of Empathize, Define, Ideate, and Listen from the methodology. The aim of the event is to generate the first ideas for projects on which the participants will be working in the next phases of the project. We will create small teams of likely-minded students, who have similar interests and are willing to work together.

Project Quest

January 10, 2022 - March 12, 2022

During the Project quest, the students’ project created during the Ideation weekend will receive mentoring and will be further developed. There will be overall 3 mentoring sessions each month from January to March, each lasting two hours and will be run in small groups. These meetings will serve as a support network for staying focused on the project ideas and receiving peer advice.

Showcase Day

April 9, 2022

The 1-day online event will serve as the closing, reflection, and celebration of the whole program. During the event will be presented all the final outcomes from student projects developed during the Ideation Weekend and Project Quest stages, together will all the successes and challenges faced along the way.

HOW TO APPLY?

Although the application process is not open yet, in case you are interested in participating or learning more, you can email us at programs@leafacademy.eu or join our newsletter. We will notify you, once the application process will be opened.

 

The number of places for each country is limited. Please note that if you enroll in the Program, you need to participate in all the three stages described above. Since the project is generously supported by the Visegrad fund, there will be only a symbolic participation fee, ensuring your commitment to all program stages.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Milestone Institute - Hungary

Milestone Institute is a national centre of advanced education for students aged 14-18, with the mission of nurturing a new generation of globally competitive and locally connected leaders in science, governance, entrepreneurship and social activism.

CTM - Czech Republic

CTM (Center for Talented Minds) works with children and students who want to learn more, motivating and mentoring them in their discoveries and in developing their learning skills.

Association AKWEDUKT - Poland

Association AKWEDUKT is an initiative for people of Kwidzyn who want to develop their city, their own interests and at the same time help others. The Association aims to bring positive changes to society and specifically to young people by working closely with youngsters from different countries and by making common projects.

The project is financed by the International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the Fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.