2016-17 Second Residential Session
The 2016-17 Learners’ Voice Cohort gathered at Santander Financial City in Madrid May 28 to June 10 for their second residential session, focusing on social entrepreneurship and communication skills. The intensive sessions were delivered in partnership with Banco Santander's Global Universities Division, and facilitated by experts from Babson College and other specialists.
Since their first residential session in Athens in March, the Learners have been engaged in online project development with expert mentors to help them build their group projects. One of the main objectives of the second residential session was to support teams in further developing these social initiatives, and to design a pilot. Selected projects, intended to address challenges faced by refugees and the displaced, will be piloted with a target community in July and August. The pilot will allow teams to develop a proof of concept and gather data from beneficiaries to improve their projects.
In the final phase, based on thorough evaluation, selected teams will present their projects to potential partners and stakeholders at WISE 2017 in November.