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'''An international online seminar offered by a European partnership of universities and NGOs'''
 
'''An international online seminar offered by a European partnership of universities and NGOs'''
  
>>> now including '''[[Community_Innovation_Labs|Community Innovation Labs]]'''
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'''Course Duration: October 2019- January 2020'''
  
'''Our first course starts on Tuesday, October 8, 2019''' 
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'''>>>[https://ilias.hfwu.de/goto.php?target=cat_24869&client_id=hfwu Access seminar materials and recordings]'''
 
 
'''>>>[https://landscape.limequery.com/729164?newtest=Y&lang=en Register now]'''
 
  
  
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*In short, would you like to become a '''social entrepreneur'''? Then join us this semester, because '''everyone can become an entrepreneur'''!
 
*In short, would you like to become a '''social entrepreneur'''? Then join us this semester, because '''everyone can become an entrepreneur'''!
  
== What is this course about? ==
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== Who is offering this course? ==
A social entrepreneur applies business tools for solving social and/or environmental problems. Success in social entrepreneurship is primarily measured by degree of social impact, not only monetary profit.
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'''Community Learning for Local Change''' is a programme offered by a [[Project_Partners_'Community_Learning_for_Local_Change'|4-University Consortium in cooperation with relevant NGOs]]. The goal is to empower future social entrepreneurs through an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning environment that enhances the innovative competencies needed for addressing social, cultural and environmental challenges in Europe. The programme is funded by the ERASMUS* Programme in the period 2018 - 2021.
 
 
Social entrepreneurs are essential for solving Europe’s economic, social, and environmental challenges. We need growth that is fairer, greener and anchored in local communities. A model that values social cohesion as a genuine source of collective wealth. It is urgent that students and practitioners from different disciplines across Europe learn from each other to develop entrepreneurial skills and social awareness for a sustainable, local impact.
 
 
 
'''Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change''' is a programme offered by a [[Project_Partners_'Community_Learning_for_Local_Change'|4-University Consortium in cooperation with relevant NGOs]]. The goal is to empower future social entrepreneurs through an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning environment that enhances the innovative competencies needed for addressing social, cultural and environmental challenges in Europe. The programme is funded by the ERASMUS* Programme in the period 2018 - 2021.
 
 
 
Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change includes 10 live online lectures and various tutored session on the internet and  available to the wider global community, as well as interdisciplinary and international group work with students from Romania, Estonia, the Netherlands, and other European countries. The online course is open to anybody interested in the subject.
 
 
 
The programme also offers students the possibility to receive a grant to attend one of two 10-day workshops in Romania, hosted by ASE Bucharest, Atelier Merci and WWF Romania from May 5 - 14, 2019.
 
 
 
== Course Content ==
 
The online module consists of '''ten 90-minute sessions''' of lectures, reading materials, collaborative group work and other diverse active and passive learning tools. This is complemented by a number of highly interactive tutored sessions.
 
 
 
The '''thematic elements''' of the course are designed to give students core knowledge for developing their own start-ups:
 
*Identifying challenges and setting goals
 
*Designing ideas
 
*Designing your business model
 
*Revising and evaluating your model
 
 
 
== Course Schedule ==
 
* Online lectures will take place from '''19.03. – 16.06.2019''', with two weekly sessions on '''Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''.
 
* The intensive study programmes in Romania are scheduled for '''May 5 - 14, 2019'''
 
* Check the [[Course_Schedule_Seminar_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2019|Course Schedule]] for more details
 
 
 
== Assignments ==
 
*Active participants will complete '''three assignments''' both individually and in groups.
 
*The assignments are as follows:
 
**Identify and analyse a local challenge
 
**Field research on social entrepreneurship cases
 
**A business plan for a social enterprise
 
*More details can be found on the [[Seminar_Assignments_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2019|assignments pages.]]
 
 
 
== Conditions for participation and credits ==
 
Participation in this course is open to all study programs and free of charge.
 
 
 
'''Academic recognition''' for successful completion will be as follows with a maximum of 7 ECTS:
 
* up to 5 ECTS for the online seminar (active participation)
 
* up to 7 ECTS for those who attend both the online course and the intensive programme
 
 
 
* Students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities
 
* there is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of the SELC partnership
 
 
 
 
 
'''Preconditions for attending the workshops in Romania'''
 
 
 
Successful participation in the online part is a requirement for participating in the intensive programmes in Romania (RO). However, participation in the workshops is limited. Each participating university can offer eight grants, covering travel and subsistence, and a limited number may participate on a self-paid basis.
 
 
'''Participant numbers'''
 
  
There is no set limit regarding the number of participants in the online course. Any interested student, graduate or young professional is invited to attend. All participants who successfully complete the assignment will be issued a certificate on behalf of the five academic institutions involved. Passive, listen-only participation in the online course is also possible, but no certificate will be issued for this participation mode.
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== Course Objectives ==
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The goal of this course is to '''grow ideas''' in the field of social innovation. Ideally, you join this programme '''with your own innovation idea''' in mind. You may also participate as a team.  
  
== Registration conditions and deadlines ==
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The course is designed as a follow-up of the online programme '[[Seminar_Social_Entrepreneurship_for_Local_Change_Spring_2019|Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change]]' which has been running during the summer term.
=== Registration Online Seminar ===
 
  
Participation in the online seminar is free and open to students at any institution as well as the general public.
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However, participation in this previous course is not a prerequisite. Anyone with a concrete social innovation idea in mind can participate.
  
Participation is possible in '''active or passive''' mode.
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Social or community innovation ideas typically address one or several of the following sustainability challenges:
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* Unfulfilled needs of vulnerable social groups
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* Local environmental challenges such as unsustainable traffic, energy consumption, biodiversity decline, water pollution or other threats to public health
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* Local social challenges such as lacking governance at community level, social disintegration and lack of services of general interest (culture, education, transport etc.)
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* Local economic challenges such as disappearing food supply, retail and services at neighborhood level, lack of alternatives for sustainable consumption
  
'''Active participation''' includes:
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== Content Overview and Course Schedule ==
* registration before '''10th of March 2019'''
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* Our online lectures will take place from '''08.10.2019 – 14.01.2020''', with one weekly session on '''Tuesdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''.
*regular attendance of the online class (or working with the seminar recordings in due time)
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* The weekly sessions have a duration of 90 minutes and are delivered online via our virtual classroom
*participation in the community innovation labs
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* We will introduce the course topics during the weekly sessions with a mix of theory inputs, exercises, peer discussions and presentation of additional readings for self-study.
*completion of the seminar coursework and group assignments
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=== Preliminary Course Schedule and Topics ===
*academic recognition of up to 5 ECTS (+ 1 ECTS for personal reflection)
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'''Phase A: Designing an Organisational Form'''
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*A.1, 07.10.2019: Introduction to the seminar: From Idea to Implementation - What does it imply?
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*A.2, 15.10.2019: Understanding the start-up phase: Methodologies for supporting start-ups.
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*A.3, 22.10.2019: Ownership models and their legal environment
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*A.4. 29.10.2019: Cooperation models
  
'''Passive participation''' includes:
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'''Phase B: Product and Service Design'''
*registration can be done any time, but preferably before the first session. Send an email to info(at)localchange.eu
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*B.1, 05.11.2019: Introduction to product and service design
*visitation of online seminar sessions either in real time or through video recordings;
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*B.2, 12.11.2019: How to conduct a market research
*no academic recognition granted
 
  
=== Registration Romania Workshops ===
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'''Phase C: Developing the Financial Plan'''
Participation in the Romania Workshops requires personal application. Academic recognition is up to 2 ECTS. Only students enrolled at the [[Project_Partners_'Community_Learning_for_Local_Change'|partner universities]] are eligible.
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*C.1, 19.11.2019: Financing resources
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*C.2, 26.11.2019: Cash flow and financial modeling
  
Applications must include:
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'''Phase D: Promotion and Selling Strategies'''
*A letter of intent explaining your motivation for participation in the workshop
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*D.1, 03.12.2019: Creative use of advertising and promotion
*CV and current transcript of records
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*D.2, 10.12.2019: Distribution Channels
*English language certificate (if available)
 
  
== Registration Link ==
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'''Phase E: Management'''
'''>>>[https://landscape.limequery.com/549763?newtest=Y&lang=en Seminar Online Registration]'''
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*E.1, 17.12.2019: Staffing and Leading
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*E.2, 07.01.2020: Quality Management and Impact Evaluation
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*E.3, 14.01.2020: Risk Management
  
== Key dates ==
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== Assignment and Course Work ==
'''Online course'''
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* During the seminar you are invited to work on your own social business or social innovation idea. The goal of this programme is to help you growing your ideas.
* Online lectures will take place from '''19.03. – 16.06.2019''', with two weekly sessions on '''Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET'''
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* The outcome will be an advanced business plan (or implementation plan), you can set your own emphasis with respect to your needs.
*Parallel group work in international teams and our community labs
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* Successful candidates will receive a seminar certificate (5 ECTS). However, students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities (if needed).  
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* There is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of our ERASMUS partnership
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* The seminar requires approximately 2-3 additional hours of work per week (in addition to the seminar session of 90 minutes duration).
  
'''Romania workshops'''
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== Online Registration ==
*'''05.-14.05.2019''' organised by ASE Bucharest, Atelier Merci and the WWF Romania.
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* Please register '''before October 8, 2019''' in order to be able to follow the course process
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*'''[https://landscape.limequery.com/729164?newtest=Y&lang=en Seminar Online Registration]'''
  
 
== Further information ==
 
== Further information ==

Latest revision as of 08:17, 17 December 2019

Community Learning for Local Change - A blended learning model

An international online seminar offered by a European partnership of universities and NGOs

Course Duration: October 2019- January 2020

>>>Access seminar materials and recordings


For whom is this course?

  • Are you a business or economics student who cares about social and environmental problems?
  • Are you an agronomy student who wants to make agriculture more beneficial for society and the environment?
  • Are you a planner, designer or artist who wants to learn how to start a business that helps solve social problems in your everyday environment?
  • Or are you already a professional?
  • Are you curious about other people and their knowledge and want to learn from other Europeans?
  • Do you believe in your capability to create something new?
  • In short, would you like to become a social entrepreneur? Then join us this semester, because everyone can become an entrepreneur!

Who is offering this course?

Community Learning for Local Change is a programme offered by a 4-University Consortium in cooperation with relevant NGOs. The goal is to empower future social entrepreneurs through an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning environment that enhances the innovative competencies needed for addressing social, cultural and environmental challenges in Europe. The programme is funded by the ERASMUS* Programme in the period 2018 - 2021.

Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to grow ideas in the field of social innovation. Ideally, you join this programme with your own innovation idea in mind. You may also participate as a team.

The course is designed as a follow-up of the online programme 'Social Entrepreneurship for Local Change' which has been running during the summer term.

However, participation in this previous course is not a prerequisite. Anyone with a concrete social innovation idea in mind can participate.

Social or community innovation ideas typically address one or several of the following sustainability challenges:

  • Unfulfilled needs of vulnerable social groups
  • Local environmental challenges such as unsustainable traffic, energy consumption, biodiversity decline, water pollution or other threats to public health
  • Local social challenges such as lacking governance at community level, social disintegration and lack of services of general interest (culture, education, transport etc.)
  • Local economic challenges such as disappearing food supply, retail and services at neighborhood level, lack of alternatives for sustainable consumption

Content Overview and Course Schedule

  • Our online lectures will take place from 08.10.2019 – 14.01.2020, with one weekly session on Tuesdays from 16 00 – 17 30 pm CET.
  • The weekly sessions have a duration of 90 minutes and are delivered online via our virtual classroom
  • We will introduce the course topics during the weekly sessions with a mix of theory inputs, exercises, peer discussions and presentation of additional readings for self-study.

Preliminary Course Schedule and Topics

Phase A: Designing an Organisational Form

  • A.1, 07.10.2019: Introduction to the seminar: From Idea to Implementation - What does it imply?
  • A.2, 15.10.2019: Understanding the start-up phase: Methodologies for supporting start-ups.
  • A.3, 22.10.2019: Ownership models and their legal environment
  • A.4. 29.10.2019: Cooperation models

Phase B: Product and Service Design

  • B.1, 05.11.2019: Introduction to product and service design
  • B.2, 12.11.2019: How to conduct a market research

Phase C: Developing the Financial Plan

  • C.1, 19.11.2019: Financing resources
  • C.2, 26.11.2019: Cash flow and financial modeling

Phase D: Promotion and Selling Strategies

  • D.1, 03.12.2019: Creative use of advertising and promotion
  • D.2, 10.12.2019: Distribution Channels

Phase E: Management

  • E.1, 17.12.2019: Staffing and Leading
  • E.2, 07.01.2020: Quality Management and Impact Evaluation
  • E.3, 14.01.2020: Risk Management

Assignment and Course Work

  • During the seminar you are invited to work on your own social business or social innovation idea. The goal of this programme is to help you growing your ideas.
  • The outcome will be an advanced business plan (or implementation plan), you can set your own emphasis with respect to your needs.
  • Successful candidates will receive a seminar certificate (5 ECTS). However, students need to seek individually for academic recognition at their respective universities (if needed).
  • There is usually at least one recognition opportunity at each university of our ERASMUS partnership
  • The seminar requires approximately 2-3 additional hours of work per week (in addition to the seminar session of 90 minutes duration).

Online Registration

Further information

ERASMUS+ Programme and the German National Agency

The Community Learning for Local Change Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no.2018-1-DE01-KA203-004227. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.
The EU grant from the ERASMUS+ programme has been issued by the National Agency for University Cooperation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).