Viola Orgiano (Italy/Graphic design and Architecture) and Manuel Ruiz de la Rosa (Spain/Environmental consultancy and water technologies)

Viola Orgiano (NE): “It has been a great opportunity for me to collaborate with my Host Entrepreneur in ECOS. Sharing my passion for my profession in a multidisciplinary and intercultural environment has been an experience which is going to be really relevant in my future as an entrepreneur.” Weiterlesen …

Sergejs Andrejevs (Latvia/Education and training services) and Maria Grazia Pirina (Italy/Education and training services)

Sergejs (NE): “This program gave me the opportunity I would not get in another way. Six months that I spent in exchange was the biggest learning opportunity in my life to gain knowledge, skills, attitude regarding my entrepreneurial idea.
There were many things that I learnt during my exchange, but the biggest and most important for me was to learn how to create an educational program and deliver it to target groups. Other learnings were how to write and implement projects, how to lead people around you, how to be an entrepreneur, etc.
There was a never-ending learning process, which will not end by ending the exchange, but will go further with the next months, years by practicing knowledge, skills and attitudes that I got during my exchange.” Weiterlesen …

Gaetano Renato (Italy/Business consulting) and Herta Toedtling-Schoenhofer (Austria/EU programmes and policy development)

Gaetano Renato (NE): “During the exchange I had the possibility to reflect and develop the business model for my company, in dialogue and discussion with Herta. We discussed my plans and visions for my company. Herta enriched them by reflecting the development of Metis. This has been a combination between accumulation of know-how, entrepreneurial spirit and risk taking, working with good experts and finally also being lucky in some stages of the evolution. Both agreed that a business needs planning, but one has to react fast to adapt the plans if necessary.” Weiterlesen …

Emanuela Errica (Italy/Health and wellness) and Jose Vicente Gonzalez Fernandez (Spain/Health and wellness)

The NE has learned to define appropriate marketing strategies for her new business, expanding the network of contacts between professionals and companies in European veterinary sector.
She strongly encourages other young entrepreneurs to participate in the program, because it allows to grow both professionally and humanely.
For her, the feeling about the programme, is very positive, an opportunity to exchange experiences about your business and get to know new realities. Weiterlesen …

Antonio García Cazorla (Spain/NGO) and Adriano Difronzo (Italy/NGO)

For a few years Antonio García Cazorla has been thinking about the possibility of creating an association that works for equality and social activism locally and internationally. After his international experiences within the Erasmus + program and his studies in psychology and equality he decided to make this a reality, however, despite his knowledge and experience he did not have practical knowledge on how to manage an organization in a proper way. During the last year he discovered the opportunity that Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs offered through an Erasmus + mobility in which he took part. He saw it as an opportunity to take the last step to bring this project to reality. Weiterlesen …

Nastasja Minja (Slovenia/Psychology) and Valentina Bortolotto (Italy/Education and training services) – Corona Story

Since the corona crisis struck I have been staying in the house and complying to the restrictions of movement and social interactions. Not my cup of tea to stay inside and avoid physical contact with people, but what can we do… We need to have respect for others who suffer great consequences, if they contracted the virus. And since it is apparently extremely contagious and you never know how or where you can get in touch with it, we should all find the power within us to respect the quarantine and be patient until new rules apply.

I am keeping contact with my host through What’s App and am continuing with our collaboration online as many others decided to do. I am working on creating content for sport psychology (my profession) while at the same time being available for my host for any activities and possible help he would need from me that I can provide online. I adapted my first SMART goal to the current situation and will complete my work on time until the first deadline. Weiterlesen …

Muhamer Mustafa (North Macedonia/Entertainment industry) – Corona Story

My relationship with my Host Entrepreneur started on the 10th of February of this year. We had a strong start working towards our goals because my business plan matches my HE’s current business model. I got to the chance to learn great information from the beginning, and it was like a dream coming true. One week after, the government of Italy locked down the Lombardy region, by this time me and my HE were already looking for ways on how to prepare in case of a lockdown in our region, that of Tuscany. In our commitment that we prepared before our relationship started, we did agree on working on Marketing strategy and Financial planning for the first half of our EYE relationship, so for us, there was a possibility to work remotely together on our weekly schedule without sacrificing much of our goals. Overall, I would say that we have been affected in two areas, the first, not having a daily routine at the studio and not being able to share information in the place, while working. And the second was, we had to apply some changes and try to adapt in the new situation, that includes the workspace and also using new tools in communication, by changing and adapting the frequency of our interactions to the situation, on a daily basis. Weiterlesen …

Luana Loria (Italy/Cultural projects) and Margarida Branco (Portugal/Distribution and retail) – Corona Story

The bookstore “Ler Por Ai” (Lisbon, Portugal) closed on the 13th of March due to Covid-19 spreading across Europe and Portugal and according to the measure of the Government. I started my Erasmus exchange at the bookstore on the 3rd of February and due to the current situation, the owner Margarida and me talked about the opportunity to work by teleworking, although it would be not possible to perform all the tasks indicated in the work commitments. Therefore, I decided not to go back to my family’s house in Italy since I considered not safe traveling to go back to my country in this period and I chose to collaborate by teleworking with my HE, Margarida Branco, keeping on our exchange in Lisbon. Weiterlesen …