The “Entrepreneurial Herstory” project aims to enhance the entrepreneurial mindset among young entrepreneurs. It focuses on identifying role models away from toxic gendered stereotypes and values. This will be achieved by giving minorities and underrepresented communities a voice to express their stories and unfold their memoirs in terms of unconventional entrepreneurship. The project’s objectives will be met by capacity building of the partner organisations, associated partners and stakeholders.

The project will produce the first-ever Guidebook on entrepreneurship inspired by women entrepreneurs in underrepresented communities that will be delivered in 4 Podcast episodes, as well as a Serious Game which will work as informative and educational material for everyone who wants to engage in unconventional entrepreneurship. Finally, the project will conclude this sequence of OERs with an e-Learning Module that includes a Mini DocuSeries on Intersectionality in Entrepreneurship aimed at YWs.

The target group of Entrepreneurial Herstory is composed of:
-Youth workers/trainers and educators;
-Youth Organisations related to entrepreneurship;
-NGOs & CSOs that are key players in creating the conditions for the realisation of human rights and the transformation to a fair society for everyone with equal opportunities in education and labour; as well as NGOs that promote equality and diversification;
-Women who want to engage in entrepreneurship but that belong to an underrepresented community and have been overshadowed by social constructs and limitations;
-young people whose dreams have been the victims of intersectional discrimination by society;
-young people with ethnic backgrounds and ethnic characteristics, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants;
-LGBTQI+ people and anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender;
-people with visible or physical disabilities, people with vision impairment, deaf or hard of hearing, autism, etc.


Citizens In Power (CIP) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization. CIP aims at the development of different ramifications of entrepreneurship, education and democratic dialogue in Cyprus and abroad. To achieve those targets CIP has established an on-going collaboration with the majority of Cypriot leading universities, NGOs and research organizations in Cyprus, especially for the development of innovative projects and international trainings or seminars as well as for the deployment of pedagogical educational material, by primarily using web platforms and other technological innovations.
Website: www.citizensinpower.org

Challedu- inclusion | games | education is a non-profit organization that pioneers new models of learning, inclusion and engagement. CHALLEDU constitutes one of the leading R&D experts in game-solutions for education and inclusion. Our team designs and implements playful experiences, games, formal and non-formal educational programs, tools, platforms and applications based on cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary approaches. We focus on 2 main sectors:

SOCIAL INCLUSION: The projects of this sector focus on inclusion and empowerment of marginalized groups such as people with disabilities, people with health problems (eg. dementia), old people, NEETs. The aims are: inclusion in the society, improvement of employability, development of skills and competences, advocacy. The emphasis is given to create environments where people with different abilities, or cultural background or skills, or generations interact with each other. The approaches of this sector involves; non-formal or informal education, living labs, open co-creative workshops, game-based tools, and cross-sectoral approaches.

EDUCATION AND INNOVATION: Education is considered from our team as the driver for positive societal, environmental, innovative change. The projects developed under this sector are focusing on promotion of Entrepreneurship, STE(A)M education, civic and active citizenship, Environmental challenges and agriculture, Culture, Sustainable development. The target groups are young people, adults, students, trainers and educators, professionals and institutions. Our approach includes forms of non-formal or informal education, game-based methodologies, Role-model methodology, open-learning and digital tools, gamification, as well as cross-sectoral approaches.
Website: www.challedu.com
Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is a Research and Development organization, which focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring about a positive change to local, national, regional, and global entities. These entities include but are not limited to governments, local administrative agencies, non-for-profit agencies, commercial entities, and educational institutions. The CSI team is composed of open-minded, fully equipped researchers, entrepreneurs, project managers, trainers, and Information Technology specialists. CSI encompasses the capability and capacity to identify social needs, design and implement adjusted initiatives, and provide for sustainable growth. The CSI team’s areas of expertise are in the fields of traditional education and e-learning, entrepreneurship, start-ups, innovation, creativity, negotiations, IP advisory services, social responsibility, business advisory solutions, data analytics, information technologies, project management, project evaluation services, product validation, training and computer gaming.
Website: www.csicy.com
DRAMBLYS is a non-profit organisation located in Spain that works for the promotion of social innovation. In DRAMBLYS we combine sociological imagination & inquiry with social creativity and design to approach, explore, and innovate solutions to contribute to sustainable development. Our main programmes and areas of expertise include the following: programmes design and evaluation, data visualization and social innovation design, development and management. In DRAMBLYS the aim is to facilitate creative dialogues and co-create sustainable alternatives and so, to inspire new social entrepreneurs and community leaders & promote sustainable ways of living.
Website: www.dramblys.org
HELIXCONNECT EUROPE (HELIXCONNECT) emerged in 2020 (stemming from decentralized work from 2018) as a need for a better hands-on approach to facilitating innovation, helping organizations grow and enabling a proper integration among innovators, NGOs, industry, and government.
Our vision is to bridge global innovation systems and enable global knowledge and technology transfer in Eastern Europe and Western Balkans. With the up-rise of modern technologies and organizational performance frameworks, massive shifts and business model innovations are required in order to transform organizations to stay competitive while ensuring that they reach their intended impact in a fair and responsible manner. HELIXCONNECT has 4 main departments:
• Triple Helix Romania (knowledge and technology transfer via a triple/quadruple helix approach)
• Center for Digital Transformation (toolkits for digital transformation of higher education)
• Balkan Science Tellers (toolkits for citizen science and science communication)
• Bauhaus & Inclusive Cities (toolkits for participatory engagement in sustainable and inclusive urban development)
• Ecosystem Integration Lab
Website: www.helix-connect.com
IDM is a consultancy that focuses on group identity issues, providing policy makers with strategic policy advise, decision making, strategy development and – to an extent – strategy execution with regards to identity issues. Our role is to help define the vision, mission, and strategy of an identity project as well as the best practices and methods for its implementation. We have a strong professional network stretching from regional to international bodies and organizations that we utilize according to the needs of each project. Identity projects are necessary for the smooth functioning of our societies and economies. Given the multiplicity of our identifications on the one hand, and the challenges posed to some of these identifications – for example from immigration or religious radicalization – on the other, policy makers are confronted with situations that require expert advice and support – and here is where we come in! As experts in the field of identity, we are able to assume the identity dimension of any given project. IDM is based out of the Netherlands and operates globally.
Website: www.idm-consulting.eu


Guidebook & podcasts

Pedagogical Guidebook & Podcasts “Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Intersectionality. Impact, challenges and opportunities”

-SO1: to present the value of positive representation for underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship;
-SO2: to scrutinise on challenges that women entrepreneurs in underrepresented communities face in partners’ national contexts;
-SO3: to present the theoretical framework of intersectionality;
-SO4: to investigate how the psychology of failure and success can play a significant role in entrepreneurship; and
-SO5: to prove that failure is a part of every role model’s success story.

Serious Game

Serious Game for the Promotion of Women Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented Communities.

-SO1: to increase the visibility of women entrepreneurs who belong to underrepresented communities, such as refugees, migrants, LGBTQ, including those with disabilities;
-SO2: to fight stereotypes about these women’s background, skills and competencies;
-SO3: to empower LGBTQ women, and women of ethnic background, including those with disabilities, to become entrepreneurs through quality Role models away from detrimental gendered entrepreneurial values;
-SO4: to help everyone foster essential soft skills that women entrepreneurs from marginalised backgrounds have;
-SO5: to update the pedagogical material of Youth organisations with a more gamified educational approach;
-SO6: To help potential entrepreneurs get acquainted with entrepreneurial concepts and theories through vivid examples of their practical implications.

e-Learning Training Module

e-Learning Module to Improve Youth Workers’ skills on how to train future entrepreneurs to accept challenges and turn them into success & Mini DocuSeries on Intersectionality in Entrepreneurship
-SO1: to present examples of women entrepreneurs that belong to underrepresented and marginalised communities and how they became successful regardless of the challenges they faced;
-SO2: to help professionals in the youth sector improve their skills on how to train future entrepreneurs to transform their challenges into success;
-SO3: to transform youth into successful entrepreneurs extolling the virtues of learning from failure as a valuable teacher;
-SO4: to raise awareness on the advantages of learning from failure in the youth sector and start recognising challenges as part of a learning process to a success story;
-SO5: to introduce a framework of principles related to the above points within an inclusive e-Learning Module


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    Project Number: 2022-1-CY02-KA220-YOU-000084991

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