Be your own boss


Module 3 is part of the Socioeconomic Empowerment Toolkit. It has been created in the framework of PAPYRUS (Professional Action and Practice for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers) project, which has been implemented in 2015-2018 period, in 5 European countries. Project purpose was to enable greater availability of toolkits aiming at inclusion and integration of young migrants.

Training objectives

  1. To introduce participants with the concept of entrepreneurship and the profile of entrepreneurs, as well as with the ways of starting an entrepreneurial business
  2. To learn how to start a business
  3. Encourage the entrepreneurial mindset of the participants and encourage them to consider starting their own business

Who are end users – training participants?

The module is intended for people who are (not) considering to start their own business.

What kind of resources and how to use them?

Every module part of the Socioeconomic Empowerment Toolkit is composed of sets of resources for preparation and delivery of a training. Some resources are intended only for educators, and are created in the form of written instructions on how to prepare and implement different segments of training, while some materials are intended for participants, to be used during and after the training.

Resources for









DESIGN is a document for educators, which showcases the structure and the course of the training. In the design, each session is presented through the duration, title, content and outcomes, the methods and materials to be used, and the distribution of roles among educators.

WALKTHROUGH DOCUMENT is a document for educators, which describes the activity flow, from opening to completion of training, through the prism of the smallest segments of the training. In this document, educators are indicated when to introduce different segments in training sessions, and what materials they are supposed to use in that particular segment.

INSTRUCTIONS is a written document for educators on how to organize a particular task, play a game or a lead discussion. The document contains instructions on the size of the group and the method of work (individual, in pairs or groups), the way of organizing activities, the purpose of activities and what additional materials should be used in the implementation of the activity.

Size of the group, way of work (individual, in pairs or group)
Detailed description how to implement the activity
Materials to prepare for participants (i.e. handouts)
Activity duration
Purpose of the activity – what does it contribute to
Tools to use (i.e. FC, markers, etc.)
TUTORIALS are the manuals with theoretical content that should be presented to the participants in the training session. They are intended for educators as content that should be presented to participants, as well as for participants, as the content to be adopted. The tutorials are distributed to the participants by an assistant educator at the end of the session.

PRESENTATIONS are audiovisual materials to be used during a tutorial. Content of presentations should follow the content of the tutorial, displaying the pictures, graphs, key words or sentences from the tutorial. Presentations should not distract the attention of training participants by its content, colors or effects.

HANDOUTS are printed materials to be used by participants during a task or play. Handouts are distributed to participants by an assistant educator before the start of the task / play.



Introduction notes

Training design



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