PROMOTE project has just reached its first important milestone: the completion of comprehensive stocktaking activities based on a desk research, online questionnaires and expert interviews.The desk research has been combined with expert interviews of representatives of higher education institutes and businesses to inquire about existing approaches to acquire and validate key competences both in higher education and in industry and enterprises.
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