Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocational Education Forum: Towards Collaborative Practice 2018

A cross-sector event exploring the potential of youth work, vocational education and training (VET) and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship among young people.

27-30 March 2018 | Liverpool, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 4 December 2017

The Towards Collaborative Practice Youth Community has been growing and inspiring the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation since the first conference burst out of Malmö, Sweden in 2015.

A forum on social innovation and entrepreneurship, it grew in 2016 in the beautiful city of Lecce, Italy and introduced more participants from ever more countries to the ideas, impact and ingenuity that international social entrepreneurs are creating.

Now it’s your turn to join the community in this next chapter of the forum, which seeks to grow and collaborate even further by sharing ideas across the Youth and Vocational Education sectors.

The 2018 forum, taking place in Liverpool, UK will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between Erasmus+ formal and non-formal sectors on everything related to social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial learning.

Seminar / Conference is for 80 participants from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries  and recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers, We are looking for 80 participants with the following professional backgrounds: associations of cooperatives; employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (Chambers of Commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture capita

Working language(s):English


UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (Ecorys UK) (National Agency)


  • SALTO-YOUTH Participation and SALTO-YOUTH Cultural Diversity (SALTO)
  • Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, Agence du Service Civique, Tempus Public Foundation TPF, Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG), European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA), Yia-Es – Agencia Nacional Española De La Juventud (Injuve) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:Bob McDougall, Ecorys Event Coordinator


Phone: (+44) 0121 212 8854

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Information for NA’s: this project is funded from the 2017 budget.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme