American Councils for International Education is now accepting applications for the StartQube Social Entrepreneurship Workshop for A-SMYLE/FLEX/YES Alumni from SEE, to be held in Krushevo, Macedonia, October 12-16, 2016. This five-day event is open to all alumni of the A-SMYLE/FLEX and YES programs from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosova, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
Following the workshop, each participant will be required to hold two or more activities that expand the impact of the program to their home communities within six months. Small grant funds of up to $250 per participant will be available to support these initiatives.
Who can participate in this workshop?
All alumni of the A-SMYLE/FLEX and YES programs from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosova, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia are eligible to apply.
Preference will be given to those alumni who have specific ideas for businesses that demonstrate a social entrepreneurship approach and related initiatives, and who are prepared to hold a related post-workshop training or project. Alumni who have completed or are nearing completion of their studies are particularly encouraged to apply.
What are the costs?
There is no participation fee associated with this event. Round-trip transportation from the appropriate capital city to Krushevo, Macedonia, as well as room and board, will be covered by a combination of grants from U.S. Embassies and FLEX/YES alumni program funds. Participants may be asked to cover the cost of travel between their hometowns and the capital cities of their countries.
How do I apply?
Interested alumni must complete and submit the online application, including all supporting documents requested, no later than August 28, 2016 11:59 PM CET. Late submissions will not be accepted!
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