Future Capital - possibilities for entrepreneurial young people
500 000 kroner in EU financed youth entrepreneurship to Sogn og Fjordane during the last two years. The support has gone to a variety of projects: Filmfestival; Teathre; Firedance; Youth information; Kayak training; Video / Film company; Tourismproject; Journalism; Research etc.
This is just some of the possibilities offered by the YOUTH programmes actions youth and volunteer initiatives. Young people in Sogn og Fjordane are large users. During the first three months of 2006 has young people from Sogn og Fjordane recieved 17 500 euro in support
What is Future Capital & youth iniatives? The programmes aim to support young people’s initiative and creativity. It can give young people the chance to try out ideas through initiatives which give them an opportunity to be directly and actively involved in planning and realising projects in their local community., read more about Future Capital and Youth initiatives on the European Commission website.
Projects from Sogn og Fjordane that has recieved support:
|Gaute Hope, Dale i Sunnfjord , Norway|
We will arrange Dale Amateur Film Film Festi val (daff) in August 2006, here different film productions will be presented as part of the larger local annual Dalsfjordveka (1 week festi val ). Also we will have two courses, for young people, prior to the festi val . The films will be made by young people from all over the region, some from other countries and other interested. In addition there will be photo exhibitions and presentation of musicvideos made by the youngsters. There is also the possibility for a art installation presented by a local artist center. The whole festi val , including it's preparation and e val uation, will all be run by young people from our region. We have received 7500 euro in support from the YOUTH programme from their youth initiative funds. We have also applied for support from our municipality and the Sogn og Fjordane county.
Read more on our website www.daff.no
|Anita Nordeide, Askvoll , Norway|
My project is to make a photographic exhibition of my EVS- project in Wales , as well as other existing projects there. This will be used in marketing EVS as a possibility for youth in my local region, Sogn og Fjordane. The main aim of the project is: To make young people more aware of their opportunities to experience another culture and learn another language in an important stage of their life.
Anita was an EVS volunteer in Wales. Read more…
|Sapfo Stavrides, Sandane, Norway / Rhodes , Greece|
Sapfo has received support to develop a theathre perfomance called “Villvind”. The “Villvind” project is an idea composed by two basic elements and that is: norwegian culture (mythology,folklore music e.t.c.) and theatre. I will write down a performance blending 1) theatre with 2) dance (I prefer to call it motion) and 3) music, specifically from the norwegian folklore background. In this I want to present my personal visions about Norway . I think it is a challenging point to approach a historical part of the art of a nation, and express it in my own way.
The project will be done by me, meaning the writing of the performance. The follow-up of the project though is open for people who share a common interest in performing, culture and norwegian folklore. The project itself doesn't exclude young people with fewer opportunities and/or special needs, specially if they become an active part of the group that will perform and work on the project.
Sapfo was an EVS volunteer at Firda Upper Secondary School. Read more….
|Oddmund Haugen, Dale i Sunnfjord , Norway|
It is my wish to create a special leisure time offer for youth in my village with the use of videos and photoes. We will produce music videos, other films and also photo exhibitions. As well I want to create a lerning- and aid-centre for people who want to use video as a tool to promote things of interest. We also aim to start a film club. During and towards the end of the project we will prepare and produce a film festi val in addition to the Future Capital project
Oddmund was an EVS volunteer in Catalonia, read more….
|Malin Bakke Hole, Høyanger/Holmedal, Norway|
Throughout the summer season 2006 it is my intention to be giving basic skills courses in kayaking to young people in my region Sogn og Fjordane. With Future Capital I will be able to lower the costs, so that more young people can participate. A full two day course normally costs about 3000 kroner, I will be able to offer it to young people for 500 kroner. Thus more youths will be able to afford it.
As a preparation I will work for 3 months as a volunteer at an outdoor centre to gain even more experience and skills in kayaking.
Malin was an EVS volunteer in England. Read more......
|Anne Fuhre, Flekke, Norway / Berlin, Germany|
The project is about instruct and perfom in firedancing. I wish to start a small business where this is the main activity. I would like to take courses in choreography and circus skills. After this I make a performance and have the premiere for local young people in Storås in April. Interested people will sign up on the course that I offer, this will be in July. We then make a performance together that we show at the Storås festi val . This project will become the foundation for a professional career.
Anne was an EVS volunteer at the Haugland Rehabilitation Centre in Flekke
|Vincent Raineau, Flekke, Norway / Bordeaux , France|
The aim of this project is to start up a professional activity in Norway and France . Having lived one year in Norway and knowing Sogn og Fjordane and the HAFS region well, I would like to start a company that could act as a facilitator for organising trips for paying customers in France and Norway . My first customers would be organisations working with youth and different asso ciations connexted to these. Bringing them from one country to the other.
This Future Capital application is to enable me to organise my first project, this would be to bring teenagers from France to Haugland, and have them live a “leirskule week”, discovering the norwegian outdoor way of life. There will also be Norwegian groups at the leirskule at the same time, due to this the French youths wll get to know Norwegians their own age and vice versa.
By working with a group like this I would gain experience that may enable me to bring “paying customers” later. Thus creating my own employment. There is considerable interests in the region for new forms of tourism, especially activity based experiences for groups of tourists.
Vincent was an EVS volunteer at the UWC in Flekke, read more……
|Juan Miguel Garrido Delgado, Flekke, Norway / Burgos, Spain|
This project aims to improve and further develop the website of the project Vesle Daniel. I have been involved with Vesle Daniel in several different activities and would like to assist in promoting the project. We intend to make this website more attractive and easier to use in order to inform young people, youth leaders and other interested parties about the possibilities that is offered to youth in the region, even the whole of Norway and Europe . In completing this project I will use a lot of the experiences that I have had as an EVS volunteer and share these with others.
Juan was an EVS volunteer at the UWC in Flekke. Read more……
|Guillaume Tenaud, Solund, Norway / Caen , France|
I want to create a DVD which will be a multimedia testimony about how all the volunteers in Norway between September 2003 and September 2004 experienced their EVS.
On this tool, I will reference and describe all their projects. The aim is to know what did they think about Norway and how much EVS changed their life.
The final objective is to distribute this tool in France but also all over Europe to 300 EVS hosting and sending organizations in order to know what did volunteers retain of this year and how far EVS “changed” them. There will be a port rait of many volunteers, with texts, pictures - but also sounds and videos if you can (it's a DVD, we can put what we want).
Guillaume was an EVS volunteer at the Cultural School in Solund. Read more…..
|Simon Deschamps, Sogndal, Norway / Grenoble , France|
My project is to make a report from a journey from the North Cape to Sogn og Fjordane in Norway . I plan to sell this to French Travel magazines, thus taking the first steps to establishing myself as a freelance journalist.
Simon was an EVS volunteer in Sogndal. Read more…..
|Svein Erik Helle, Holmedal, Norway|
My project will be a project dedicated to using video as a tool for rural development.
I want to create a video/DvD that can be used for developing the young peoples sense of local identity and for promoting my region and the possibilities there, especially concerning tourism.
In addition to this, I want to offer training and help to youths who want to use video as a tool of presentation.
Svein Erik was an EVS volunteer in Greece , read more….
|Anne Sofie Steinsund Osland, Solund, Norway|
My project is to start my own video production firm.
It has to have the main features as in a real studio, but not more than i can carry around with me to the rural parts of Norway and be easy enough to control by one person. Individuals/Organisations/Communitys can hire me to produce promotion/information/presentation films to gain focus on what they have done or what they have to offer for example to/in the local community.
Anne Sofie was a EVS volunteer in Wales, read more.....