The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

“Don’t Fall in Love with Your Initial Idea,” Tips for Success by Jochen Schell

Young people are the future and present and they have a key role in social says Jochen Schell, Director at YEPP International Resource Center in an interview for the Entrepreneurship Campus. Jochen also shares valuable tips and his experience with YEPP approach and methodology on the participation of children and young people in community projects. He highlights the importance of community needs as a key factor that drives participation of young people in decision making and various projects.
Meanwhile, Jochen points out the importance of entrepreneurial skills and mindset when looking for solutions to social issues and problems in communities. This is why it’s important to train young people and teach them entrepreneurial skills and approaches.
“They learn about income generation, sustainability and how businesses can survive on their own based on a business model and without no support from investors,” Jochen stressed.
Listen to the interview for more motivation, tips, flexibility, and why it’s important to not fall in love with your initial idea.

If you are an aspiring young entrepreneur or eager to improve the lives of people in your community, here with us you can learn more. Take our free training and gain entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. You can participate in the 2018 edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition if you have an idea or a project.


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Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
Entries are welcomed
May 15, 2019
Voting & commenting begins for all
July 31, 2019
Deadlines for entries
August 31, 2019
Deadlines for votes & comments
September 5, 2019
10 finalists announced in both categories
September 5, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 15, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
October 5, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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