Young energy for Romanian creative industries: Mobility in the Mind seminar in Bucharest

At the beginning of October, thirty European Youth Cardholders from Romania participated in the Mobility in the Mind seminar in Bucharest. Hosted by Asociatia Euro<26, the EYCA member organisation in the country, the seminar focused on supporting EYCA Young Innovators to develop their business ideas relating to cultural industries.

For two days, October 8 and 9, EYCA Young Innovators and European Youth Cardholders from Romania had the chance to present their business ideas and receive tailored advice from local and international experts helping them bring their initiatives to life. Participants learned to develop their own business canvas models instructed by Mihaela Amariei, expert on youth entrepreneurship and trainer for the Romanian National Agency, Erasmus+ Programme, and by Ioana Usurelu, experienced trainer and facilitator.

Romanian cultural entrepreneurs also shared their experience with the Young Innovators. Ion Georgescu from Asociatia Moara de Hartie spoke about crafts in creative industries; Adriana Popp from the Romanian Ministry of Culture presented the dynamics and current issues in the cultural sector, Ovidu Baciu, from Kazibo Music Studio, shared insights into the opportunities and challenges of music as a cultural business while Dan-Andrei Dumitru, from Coltul Colectionarului, an antique online bookstore, spoke about the key success factors in a business.

In addition, the seminar included inputs from several international experts and entreprenerus: Silvia Nedelcheva (on behalf of Euro<26 Bulgaria), Kristina Piskur (Slovenia), Pina Koper and Ivana Pavelic Sprajc (Volunteers Center Zagreb, Croatia).

The next Mobility in the Mind seminar will take place in Luxembourg from October 29th to the 30th, supporting Young Innovators from this country to develop their green initiatives.

 

About Mobility in the Mind

Mobility in the Mind is an international learning & youth entrepreneurship project run by EYCA and its member organisations and co-funded by the European Commission. Launched in March 2015, Mobility in the Mind aims to support young people to develop their own business ideas and create new routes to employment for themselves and other young Europeans.

The programme has already involved more than 40 young people – EYCA Young Innovators - from Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Poland and Luxembourg.