The final conference of the EDUCCKATE project that was held in Athens on the 8th of July 2014 gathered almost 200 cultural and creative entrepreneurs – the idea seems to be raising more and more interest.
The project coordinator, Gai Jorayev from University College London (UCL), gave a speech presenting the objectives and the results of the EDUCCKATE project, while two young entrepreneurs from Greece spoke about their experience as EDUCCKATE participants. Furthermore, representatives from the European Commission and guests from the cultural and creative industry talked about opportunities and constraints in becoming a cultural and creative entrepreneur.
On the 7th of July 2014 the partners gathered for their last meeting to wrap up successful stories and to identify areas of improvement. At the moment, most participants have finished their internship/mentorship and are going through the final steps of the LEVEL5 assessment. At the end, participants will receive a LEVEL5 certificate showing the development of the competence “Entrepreneurship” or “Mentoring” that can be included in their e-portfolio as well as in their Europass CV. Participants and partners have been given access to the my-VITA online platform (www.mahara.vita-eu.org) where it is possible to download and upload material, collect all evidence of skills and competences, and network with peers and partners.
EDUCCKATE stands for EDUcation Cultural & Creative Knowledge Alliance for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs and implemented an innovative, mentored internship scheme to boost the innovation potential of high education institutions and companies, fostering an entrepreneurial mind-set in students and promoting entrepreneurship. It started in February 2013 and will end in August 2014. More information about the project can be found at www.educckate.eu or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Educckate.