Last and this week, the first two workshops were held as part of the course “Your way to better projects supporting entrepreneurship and youth employment” in Poland. These are trainings aimed at developing evaluation skills among organizations and institutions supporting young adults in finding their place on the labor market – in line with the assumptions of the Youth Impact project.
In this edition, the Polish team conduct two courses at the same time: one concerns the professional activation of the 24-29 age group, the other – supporting entrepreneurship of young adults in this age group. Participants meet twice in full-day workshop blocks, two weeks apart. The trainers of our workshops are Monika Bartosiewicz Niziołek (president of the Polish Evaluation Society) and Dr. Sławomir Nałęcz (The Jerzy Regulski Foundation in Support of Local Democracy).
The first meetings with the students covered issues related to the evaluation process, project logic, goals, criteria and evaluation questions, evaluation planning and stakeholder involvement in the evaluation process. Both the professional activation course and the young adult entrepreneurship course also focus on the practical testing and creation of evaluation tools in groups, which motivates and engages participants to actively acquire knowledge.
Similarly to our previous course on evaluating projects supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship, the current training takes place remotely in the blended-learning formula, including e-learning carried out using the Moodle platform and online workshops with trainees. The issues presented during the classes and described in two toolkits: the Entrepreneurship Toolkit and Employment Evaluation Toolkit include knowledge of the evaluation process, its stages, tools, etc., including participatory evaluation that involves stakeholders in the evaluation.
– by FRDL