It’s time for an update.
EYE is short for “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, a European funded exchange programme for entrepreneurs.
In order to support entrepreneurial diversity and synergy in Europe the European Commission funds exchanges between entrepreneurs. New entrepreneurs (NE) have the opportunity to work over a period of 1 month up to 6 months with an experienced host entrepreneur (HE) in another European country. Both parts benefit of the exchange discussing their business ideas, sharing best practice examples and contacts. In a nutshell: They get a fantastic chance to learn from each other.
The GEP VET invites you to its final conference – an important milestone in the fulfilment of the goal of the project, where the GEP VET mission of encouragement of the entrepreneurship potential will be spread among an audience of EU agencies, governmental bodies, international experts, corporate figures, entrepreneurs, public figures etc.
The conference takes place on 28.09.2015 in Sofia. Please find more details and the conference agenda here.
The past 2 years have been really dynamic and very fruitful – our GEP VET team identified altogether 18 most relevant entrepreneurship competences across Europe, and on that basis created 18 trainings modules that are now available in the GEP VET Online Toolbox – the web home of entrepreneurshi.
The toolbox aims to foster entrepreneurship culture among VET teachers and trainers, labour market and in-company trainers, on the one hand, and on the other hand to promote entrepreneurial mind-set and behaviour among learners in VET, employees and people in labour market courses.
If you are interested, register now!
The GEP VET project partnership met on the 30th of October in Göttingen, Germany for its third transnational meeting. The main aims were to wrap up and give feedback after the two-day Train-the-Trainers session, just held in Akademie Waldschlösschen in the suburbs of Göttingen, as well as to assign next steps and responsibilities, in regard with the national piloting of the main project product – the online tool-box of training materials on entrepreneurship.
During the meeting the project partners decided on the next steps:
In the last week of October, in the secluded and welcoming atmosphere of Akademie Waldschlößchen, the GEP VET project partnership organized a two-day training session for the consortium trainers on the freshly elaborated training materials on entrepreneurship.
The training workshop was meant for each partner to introduce the training modules on entrepreneurship, assigned to their organization, and also to conduct an exemplary training session with an in-depth look at certain modules and activities of the curriculum for the rest of the participating trainers.
On the 28th and 29th of April the second transnational meeting of the project team took place in Slovakia, Bratislava.
The main discussion points at the two-day meeting were: Wrap up of desk research & primary research activities: discussion of the issues and findings, and the development of draft train-the-trainer course and online tool box.
The research activities showed and confirmed that entrepreneurship has become an area of focus in the partner countries and at European level. However, there are still barriers in all countries that have to be faced. These are among others: the lack of inclusion of entrepreneurship related topics in the vocational education and training systems (VET), the partially ineffective teaching methods and the missing bridge to practice. Continue reading