Think Big is the main social programme of Fundación Telefónica in Europe. Its aim is to back the development of skills and knowledge of young Europeans through social enterprise, helping them to carry out a project to improve their community or environment, so that the process is an enriching, learning experience. Throughout the process, they will receive training, mentoring, financial and institutional backing to develop their project.
In 2015, we opened the 4th Think Big Call to select 300 new, young ideas for the programme.
Also this year, our idea has been to take the enterprising spirit of Think Big throughout Spain, and have therefore continued the Pop Up Enterprise tour we started in 2014. This year, it is travelling to seven cities.
The 2015 edition consisted of a series of events in four Spanish cities (Don Benito, Santander, Pamplona, Elche), all based on intensive training in skills that are considered necessary, such as leadership, communication or prototyping projects.
The sessions are open to youngsters aged from 15 to 26, and are based on creativity, co-working, communication and project management workshops. These finish with an invitation for the young attendants to present their ideas, that are capable of becoming projects to give a solution to real problems of their environment.