Development factory

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Development Factory (former Ventspils Youth Council) is a youth organization (association), which uses non-formal education methods to help develop skills and competences of young people. We organize various types of events – training, seminars, camps, informative campaigns and workshops for young people (13-25 years old) about topics that are important for them –career, business, educational possibilities, health and healthy lifestyle, participation, politics, mass media, leadership and teamwork etc. Ventspils Youth council especially pays attention to develop youth leaders’ skills therefore promotes youth creativity, self-initiative, organizing ability, argumentation and public performance experience. Youth council participates in youth interest advocacy at local level being represented in Ventspils Council Youth Committee and other committees and work groups and at national level being a member of “The National Youth Council of Latvia” We have experience with different types of projects starting from local funding, up to EU cross-boarder projects and long term Erasmus+ and solidarity corps projects.

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Ready for Business
“Ready for business” (ReforB) project No. LLI-143 has been executed in the framework of Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020. Six partners from Latvia and Lithuania have joined their forces to successfully implement project activities in Kurzeme, Zemgale and Latgale as well as Klaipeda, Panevezys and Utena counties. The overall objective of the project is to facilitate sustainable development of entrepreneurship in cross-border areas through a set of innovative entrepreneurship support solutions and tools. The partners develop and conduct Business Simulation Games imitating real-life situations most newly-established companies face and “Be involved” seminars designed according to the interactive “Get inspired – help – share – analyze” concept. ICT Business Simulator imitating a process of business start-up and development will be launched. Target groups who benefit from the project are students and recent graduates in business science, young people who have a business idea and/or willing to start their own business and founders of newly-established enterprises.

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Young people
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Media literacy
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Planing and hosting a training course, helping to develop simulation game, making video
Preferred Countries
Finland, Sweden, Russia, Belarus

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