Good practice from Greece: “Life Skills: Growing Social Entrepreneurs”

For the fifth consecutive year, the “Life Skills: Growing Social Entrepreneurs” program taking place in Greece invites students and teachers  to discover the concept of social entrepreneurship and to participate in the competition of the same name, claiming the prizes of this year’s cycle of the program.
Participation in the competition gives both teachers and students the opportunity to envision and present the idea of their own virtual social enterprise, to attend additional training in presentation techniques, and to claim prizes in gift-checks worth a total of € 2,000 , which will be shared by students and teachers as follows:
1st prize 1100 € = 800 € for the students & 300 € for the teacher

2nd prize 600 € = 400 € for the students & 200 € for the teacher

3rd prize 300 € = 200 € for the students & 100 € for the teacher

The Competition is addressed to students of General Lyceums, Vocational Lyceums, Vocational Schools, Second Chance Schools and Public Vocational Schools.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday 28 April 2021. The best and most complete proposals will be invited to take part in the final stage of the competition that will take place before a relevant jury at the end of May 2021, claiming the prizes of the competition.

The Life Skills: Developing Social Entrepreneurs program is approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religion, and is supported by HSBC, in collaboration with the Labor Organization.
What do teachers need to do to take part in the competition?

After the implementation of the program in the classrooms by the teachers themselves and the formation of the relevant groups for the creation of the proposals, any group of students wishes, can submit their idea, by filling in and sending us the Participation Form, with its description of their social enterprise, by Wednesday 28 April 2021. Then the best ideas, in terms of innovation, creativity and achieving the main goals of social enterprise, will be invited to present their idea at the final event of the program that will be held online next May . The jury will be composed of experts in the Social & Solidarity Economy.For more information you can  visit the program website

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