21.century comes with its owns challenges – part of our society no longer wants to work for someone, but wants to manage their own businesses. But where to start?
During December (2017) and January (2018), two business simulations games have been held as a part of a Ready for Business/ReforB project. The aim of the game is to encourage young people to get interested into business world and to start to understand what does it take to start your own business.
The first game was held in Jelgava (December 13th) and it was a trial version. It’s purpose was to test the whole concept of game and to get some feedback from project members in order to make some improvements. Katrīna Ziemele, participant from Ventspils described this game as an interesting event: “I wouldn’t call this a game yet, but I could describe it as a brainstorm about the business world. I didn’t have to have any specific knowledge of business world in order to participate, and it was real challenge to work in a group with people from not only another city, but country as well.”
The second simulation game was held in 11th of January in Klaipeda. Again, 36 participants from two countries (Latvia and Lithuania) came together to work with a business situation, to analyze and resolve different situations that such world offers. Participant from Kurzeme region marked the importance of promotion of information and understanding of business world. Some improvements still are needed, but overall this is a very interesting event to attend and to understand the basics for opening a business on your own.
The Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 aims to contribute to the sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development of the Programme regions by helping to make them competitive and attractive for living, working and visiting, http://latlit.eu/
This project is funded by the European Union, http://europa.eu/european-union/index_en
This article has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of NGO "Ventspils Youth Council" and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.