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YSULS Career Center Specialist Ani Hovsepyan Particpated in the The “Youth@Work - Supporting women’s

Ani Hovsepyan, YSULS Career Center Specialist, Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher from the Chair on Education Management and Planning, participated in the “Youth@Work - Supporting women’s entrepreneurship through youth work” Training Course in Tbilisi, Georgia for the period of September 30 to October 4, 2019 hosted by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus.

The aim of this training course was to develop a supportive ecosystem for women’s economic participation by overcoming social obstacles through youth work.

We explored the challenges that women face when embarking into an entrepreneurial career, as well as showcased what support youth workers, in cooperation with other actors of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, can bring to women entrepreneurs.

Supported by concrete training methods and by examples of practice brought by participants and by local organisations and companies, the training course built capacity and motivation among participants that directly work with women entrepreneurs or are willing to enter this working area, and created a platform to exchange ideas, projects and experiences. The ultimate goal of this activity was to advance women’s entrepreneurship in the European Union, as well as in the Eastern Partnership Countries by enhancing youth workers’ knowledge, skills and network.

During the workshops, discussions and meetings Ani Hovsepyan presented YSULS and its educational programmes, YSULS Career Center, the youth projects and initiatives implemented by the Center, as well as Erasmus+ KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education “Fostering University-Enterprise Cooperation and Entrepreneurship of Students via SMART Cafes” (SMART) project.

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