ENTREPRENEUR+ | Training Course in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Between May 30 and June 4, 22 young people participated to the training course “Entrepreneur+” organised in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The young people, from four European countries – Germany, Italy, Romania and Spain, had the opportunity to participate for free in a series of entrepreneurial training sessions, but also to meet local entrepreneurs from whose experiences they could learn.

It is a course organised within the ERASMUS+ program, the European Union program in the field of education, vocational training, youth and sport. The program has been providing learning and development opportunities for more than 35 years, and approximately 13 million people have participated to date.

The Training Course

Training course participants were selected following a business plan competition. They had the chance to improve their ideas in order to be more competitive in the market. If some were just at the beginning of their journey, others have already launched their business, or will do so soon. Their chosen business field is different, some of the young people want to venture into entrepreneurship through various mobile applications, others have chosen to deliver certain services, based on their skills set, while some have already launched their own production line of dog care products, sports clothing, etc.

It was an extraordinary experience, a new experience that took me out of my
comfort zone. I had the opportunity to meet wonderful people from several countries,
extremely friendly and empathetic people that I will keep in touch with in the future.
The course was extremely useful and I strongly believe it will help me in the future. I
think that this course helped me the most to learn to better manage costs, risks and
time” – Sergiu, young man from Romania, interested in launching a company
specialised in software product development services.

In addition to the educational activities, the participants also enjoyed social
and cultural activities, including a guided tour of Cluj-Napoca and a cultural evening, in which each of the countries represented shared cultural elements and stories with the others.

The course is part of the “ENTREPRENEUR+: EXPLORING ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEYOND CONCEPTS” project, coordinated by Centrul de Voluntariat Cluj-Napoca, in partnership with Associazione di promozione sociale Joint, Backslash Association, and Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa e.V. and co-financed by the of the European Commission.


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