Groningen, Netherlands

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and (Youth) Employment Within an Interdisciplinary Setting in Uganda

when 8 May 2023 - 12 May 2023
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 445

Higher education and other forms of education can facilitate and support the quest of young people to organize their lives. In Gulu, a town in northern Uganda, students are trying to reinvent the town and themselves after the violent conflicts in that area.

This Summer School is aimed at developing and strengthening a sustainable entrepreneurial mindset and skills of those students in cooperation with internationals. Furthermore, a focus is placed on (youth) employment in an international and interdisciplinary setting.

Lecturers will share their research experiences on these issues which will be utilized in fieldwork to be conducted in and around Gulu, together with students and graduates from different educational institutions, and young entrepreneurs. Together, you will analyze the issues at stake and design innovative ways to support young people to build a livelihood for themselves and contribute to their environment. The UNESCO chair on ‘Lifelong learning, youth and work’ has a track record of bringing together the people and organizations that work on these issues. The summer school will form a platform for young people to exchange experiences, develop their own thinking and design innovative solutions. The learning outcomes of this summer school will not only serve the participants, but will also be channeled back as recommendations for educational innovations.

Course leader

Josje van der Linden (Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Groningen )

Target group

This course is designed for people who are at a minimum 3rd year bachelor level of education with an interest in the theme of lifelong learning in a global context, from very practical to more theoretical.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- Establish an entrepreneurial mindset and skills;
- Analyze and discuss about sustainable employment;
- Collaborate interdisciplinary and internationally;
- Reflect on sustainability and sustainable employment through methods of critical thinking;
- Further develop an individual entrepreneurial idea;
give an entrepreneurial pitch/presentation;
- Apply a global, multicultural perspective on local initiatives

Credits info

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance.

Fee info

EUR 445: Fee incl. coffee, tea, lunch, local transportation

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