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Centre for European Perspective (CEP) is part of the project ‘Global Responsibility for the Future’, as that will host a thematic weekend for young people in May. Youth entrepreneurship accelerator Ustvarjalnik, one of the project partners, will organize a weekend in the form of a train travel, where young people from 8th to 12th May 2019 will on the way from Ljubljana to Sofia develop their entrepreneurial ideas. Among them, there will be ‘Global responsibility for the future’ workshops’ participants, who will try to incorporate the dimensions of global learning and sustainable development into their entrepreneurial ideas.

Participants – more than 50 young travellers, will before the departure from the Ljubljana Railway Station, present their entrepreneurial ideas and form teams. Each team will have to develop its idea during the train journey and prepare a short presentation for investors. In doing so, trainers will be available on the train – business experts from the region, including a representative of a non-governmental organization from the field of global learning, who will help teams to turn ideas into reality. The event will conclude with public presentations – pitches of entrepreneurial ideas at the headquarters of LauncHub in Sofia. The local investors can financially support the most promising ideas.

Amongst the ideas CEP, together with partner NGOs, Forum for Equal Development, SLOGA and HUMANITAS, will select the globally most responsible entrepreneurial idea. The winning team will receive an invitation to participate at this year’s Bled Strategic Youth Forum. At the ceremonial closing event hosted by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, in September 2019, the team will be awarded with special acknowledgment.

The project ‘Global Responsibility for the Future’ is financed by the Global Education network Europe – GENE. The project is part of the CEP program activities co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of Slovenia’s development cooperation.