What is Be you?

BE YOU* means “to develop the entrepreneurial mindset in young people to build a more sustainable world”.
*Building Entrepreneurial mindset in YOUth for a sustainable society

For 3 years, a consortium of universities, schools and associations from different European countries have worked together to create a free open-source training.

This training allows youth workers (teachers, animators, etc.) to lead 3 workshops of 3 hours each on sustainable development and social entrepreneurship for young people (13 to 25 years old) from all backgrounds

Ecological Renaissance

Offer an optimistic, solution-oriented workshop showing a territory that has succeeded in all its ecological transitions. 

Self-efficacy I Empathy

2Tons

Project yourself to the year 2050 with a turn-based decision making game. What can we do to emit less than 2 tons of CO2 per year ?

Self-Efficacy I Social Support

Grind & Get Started

A game that allows you to discover the path of social entrepreneurs while taking on different challenges. Will you succeed ?

Self-Efficacy I Social Support 

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Learn more about the research method

How to develop in young people an entrepreneurial mindset for a sustainable society ?

 

The first thing is to assess the extent to which people have the desire to engage in sustainable entrepreneurship and to understand where this intention comes from.

To do this, we rely on the theory of planned behavior (or TCP) based on the work of Ajzen.

There are 2 main results :

  1. When a person declares an intention to engage in sustainable entrepreneurship they usually end up doing so sooner or later.
  2. Having this intention depends mainly on one’s opinion or attitude towards 4 things:
    • 1) Empathy towards vulnerable people or the environment. Does she feel emotionally affected by injustice, discrimination, or damage to the environment caused by human activities?
    • 2) The moral obligation to do something about these problems. To what extent does the person feel obliged to act when confronted with them?
    • 3) Self-efficacy to do something about these problems.  The feeling that if she tries to do something, she is likely to succeed.
    • 4) Perceived social support from those around him (family, friends and network) to launch his project.

So, if a person

    • 1) shows great empathy for a societal cause,
    • 2) feels a duty to do something for this cause,
    • 3) feels able to do something about it,
    • 4) perceives that it will be able to find in its entourage the support and relays necessary to carry out its action,

Then she’s likely to be interested in sustainable entrepreneurship and want to get started, even without knowing the term itself.

 

Following our experiences, interviews and tests with young people, we prefer the term “desire to act” rather than moral obligation. Indeed, our position is not to impose external obligations on the participants, but rather to present the ecological and social situation (based on scientific consensus), and, if this situation provokes empathy in the participants (point 1), to work on points 3 and 4 to give them the self-confidence to invest themselves and thus consolidate this desire to act (point 2). It is therefore necessary to work with them on these 4 components.

The idea is not necessarily for them to launch themselves immediately into a project, but rather for it to appear to them as a feasible and interesting professional option for them in the medium/long term.

This is precisely what we try to do with BE YOU: we mobilize different games and playful workshops, each of them aiming at making the participants evolve on some of these components.

More precisely, we have developed and adapted 3 types of complementary workshops that you will discover below.

They can be conducted independently or together according to your needs, as all 3 focus on at least 2 of the components mentioned above.

So, GAME ON, GET READY, GO !

Ecological Renaissance

The Ecological Renaissance is a method that offers everyone the means to act in the face of the climatic and societal metamorphoses we are experiencing.

It is an optimistic workshop, turned towards the solutions of ecological transitions. It allows young people to evolve in their way of looking at ecology in order to understand it in its entirety (mitigation of climate change, preservation of natural resources, preservation of biodiversity, mitigation of social inequalities).

Do you want to educate young people about these issues ? Do you want to offer them the possibility to be actors and to discover all the opportunities that emerge from these transitions ?

Below you will find a facilitation guide as well as all the printable materials you need to conduct your own ecological renaissance workshop.

This workshop allows you to work on the notions of self-efficacy and empathy. Learn More

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Set up a BE YOU workshop

You will find all the materials needed to understand and facilitate the workshop by clicking on “Become a Facilitator” (Facilitation Guide, etc.)

You will find all the necessary elements for the workshop by clicking on “Printable materials” (Game board, cards, etc.)

To make your Ecological Renaissance workshops a success, take the time to read all the documents at your disposal. To interact with other Ecological Renaissance facilitators, you can, if you wish, join the association (membership at a conscious price). The association’s resource page is also rich in additional information and documents.

We can offer these workshops free of charge thanks to European funding. In return, if you want to do BE YOU workshops, it is mandatory to have your participants fill in the questionnaire below and to fill in the workshop counter. All explanations here.

This approach allows us to continue our research and measure the impact of BE YOU. 

2TonNEs

The 2Tonnes workshop invites participants to explore the future as a team and try to limit climate change by reaching the famous 2 tons per year and per person, by 2050.

To allow a systemic understanding of the issues, the workshop takes into account the individual and collective dimensions of the subject, without forgetting the role of influence, a key issue in the transformation of society.

Aimed at both novices and experts on the subject of climate change, it is also a real serious game, designed to bring people together and debate together, so that everyone can have fun and express their opinion.

This workshop provides an opportunity to work on the concepts of self-efficacy and social support. Learn More

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Set up a BE YOU workshop

You will find all the materials needed to understand and facilitate the workshop by clicking on “Become a Facilitator” (Facilitation Guide, etc.)

You will find all the necessary elements for the workshop by clicking on “Printable materials” (Game board, cards, etc.)

We can offer these workshops free of charge thanks to European funding. In return, if you want to do BE YOU workshops, it is mandatory to have your participants fill in the questionnaire below and to fill in the workshop counter. All explanations here.

This approach allows us to continue our research and measure the impact of BE YOU. 

GRIND AND GET STARTED

A team board game to discover social entrepreneurship. During a game, several teams compete against each other and have to face different challenges to score points. A game that mixes competition between teams while everyone works for a common goal. 

A workshop that allows you to follow and discover the journey of several social entrepreneurs while learning about the challenges they had to face to succeed in their projects.

An interactive and action-oriented workshop. Indeed, participants will have to think about a social entrepreneurship project idea and set up the first actions to implement this project. 

Will you be able to meet the challenges ? 

This workshop provides an opportunity to work on the concepts of self-efficacy and social support. Learn More

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Set up a BE YOU workshop

You will find all the materials needed to understand and facilitate the workshop by clicking on “Become a Facilitator” (Animation Guide, etc.)

You will find all the necessary elements for the workshop by clicking on “Printable materials” (game board, cards, etc.)

We can offer these workshops free of charge thanks to European funding. In return, if you want to do BE YOU workshops, it is mandatory to have your participants fill in the questionnaire below and to fill in the workshop counter. All explanations here.

This approach allows us to continue our research and measure the impact of BE YOU. 

Setting up a workshop

If you wish to use one or more BE YOU workshops, you are required to have your participants complete the questionnaire below and fill out the workshop counter. This allows us to continue our research and measure the impact of BE YOU.

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Free workshops - Check the compatibility of your project with the BE YOU tools license
  • Before using the BEYOU tools, make sure that their license is compatible with your project. BEYOU tools are either licensed under the Creative Commons “CC-BY-NC-SA” : “Attribution – Non-commercial use – Share under the same conditions”, or under the “CC BY-NC-ND” / “Attribution – Non-commercial use – No modification” license.
  • The first one “CC-BY-NC-SA”: “Attribution – Non-commercial use – Share under the same conditions” allows you to arrange and adapt the tools for non-commercial uses, as long as you cite the authors, the original workshop (Ecological Renaissance for example) and Be You, and as long as you distribute the new creations resulting from this guide according to the same conditions. 
  • The second one, “CC BY-NC-ND” / “Attribution – Non-Commercial – Non-Modification” (for the fresco and the building sites of the Ecological Renaissance for example) forbids you to modify them and authorizes you to use them for non-commercial purposes, as long as you mention the authors and the original workshop.

Three questionnaires for your participants to complete before and after the workshop

A workshop counter to be filled in by the facilitator 

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THE consortium

Founded in 1974, PSB Paris School of Business is a school offering undergraduate programs (International BBA), Bachelor programs (Master in Business Management «Programme Grande Ecole»), and post graduate programs (MSc, MA, MBA, DBA, Executive Education and Extension). The school is located in the heart of Paris in a campus of 3900 students comprising 21 % of international students, and 98 permanent faculty members. PSB Paris School of Business also benefits from agreements with 174 partner universities. The pedagogical orientation of the school is best described by its moto: «Where Business Meets Creativity» Learn More

Youth ID is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes the empowerment and personal development of young people at the local, national and international levels through non-formal education, experiential learning and lifelong learning. Through non-formal education, intercultural dialogue, international cooperation, networking and active citizenship, Youth ID empowers young people to be actors of change. YoutID advocates for an intergenerational society where young people contribute to building a sustainable world. Learn More

Founded in 1434, University of Catania is the oldest university in Sicily. This higher education institution is managed by 17 departments and host 42,000 students. The main goals are the development of scientific research, the improvement of quality in learning /teaching and the improvement of the internationalisation.

TDM 2000 is an independent nonprofit organisation, which coordinates young people willing to cooperate in the voluntary sector, supporting them in developing personal and professional skills through experiential learning and non-formal education. The main fields of interest are youth policy, entrepreneurship, human rights, democracy, intercultural learning, active citizenship, nonformal education, international cooperation, local development and migration. Learn More

EnJeux Communs is a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainability workshops and games. For BE YOU, the workshops we focus on are Ecological Renaissance (renaissanceecologique.fr) and 2 Tons (2tonnes.org). Learn More

Contact Us

beyou-en@youthid.net

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