Project details

ERASMUS + Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership for vocational education and training

In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, the European Union has taken significant steps to fight rising levels of unemployment and return to economic growth. The European Commission (ref. A Budget for Europe 2020) proposed to increase the amounts allocated to innovation and SME development through the stimulation and support to new entrepreneurs. In effect, a Start-up activity is difficult, there is high risk and more than 50% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years.

A strong and well-performing Vocational and Educational Training can help deal with the challenge required by start-uppers in a really competitive economy coming out from the global recession. This need was identified during several projects the partners were involved in: in the field of VET, where there is a lack of anticipation of skill requirements and formative routes for new entrepreneurs.

“VET4Start-Up” seeks to address the problem by a pan-European strategic partnership that will encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship.

The project aims to educate and train anyone interested in start-up thanks to an e-learning platform MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and other useful and tailored materials and resources. VET4Start-UP will seek to improve the level of key competences and skills needed by new entrepreneurs through Vocational and Educational Training.

THE PROJECT AIMS TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING OUTPUTS, RESULTS AND PRODUCTS

GOOD PRACTICE

GOOD PRACTICE

Research and in-depth analysis from across Europe of successful GOOD PRACTICE examples about start-up activities

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LEAFLETS

LEAFLETS

In printable format and PDF in English and translated in other partners’ languages

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APP for iOS & Android

APP for iOS & Android

Android APP
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iOS APP
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MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC)

MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC)

INNOVATIVE e-learning MOOC for start-uppers with animated videos in 3 modules

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NEWSLETTERS

NEWSLETTERS

Used to detail and show the project activities and events

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ONSITE TRAININGS

ONSITE TRAININGS

Part of the meetings involving students, wannabe entrepreneurs etc

Report Madrid

Report Denmark

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING METHODOLOGY

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING METHODOLOGY

E-BOOKS GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES

E-BOOKS GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES

Containing materials used for the MOOC, interactive presentations and other resources

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OUTPUTS CHARTS

A very important care is going to be used in the “Controlling”, that is the part of project management in which the implementation is observed and assessed. lt involves monitoring of progress towards established aims and evaluation of the quality of ali aspects of the project. Problems and obstacles can be identified and corrective action taken during this phase.

Monitoring is the on-going review and assessment of performance or progress towards stated objectives. The tools for monitoring that the coordinator is going to use are the following:

  • Internal progress (or status) reports: regular written reports from the partners based on a simple and short layout because it is important only to define the ongoing situation in the vision of a quality cycle (plan, do, check, at) twice a year.
  • Review meetings (face-to-face during the meetings and virtual during the cali conferences and setting up a specific topic in the e­ group) – continuously after and during each event.

Evaluation, is focused on the quality of ali the project’s processes, outputs and outcomes. This includes the quality of the monitoring process.

The Quality management is going to take care both to monitoring and evaluation and it is assigned to a Board of Quality: a workgroup composed by the coordinator and 1 member from each organisation with advising and suggesting purpose – usually the manager or the one in charge in each institution or the one with higher profile in order to ensure a complete vision of the situation.

Here beside you can monitor the progress of all the outputs of the project.

Good Practice0%
LEAFLETS0%
WEBSITE0%
MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC)0%
NEWSLETTERS0%
JOINT STAFF TRAINING EVENT0%
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING METHODOLOGY0%
e-Books GUIDELINES and RESORCES0%
ONSITE TRAININGS0%

IMPACT ENVISAGED

The partnership will bring together a large group of partners and stakeholders both public and private with the synergic power to reach a very large and diverse audience of new entrepreneurs and their advisers.

The partnership will stimulate and support successful entrepreneurship and has the potential to improve economic growth.

The project activities will be focused on the recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through VET, assessing and creating a profile of “EUROPEAN START-UP ADVISERS” in line with ECVET system. In fact, the Partnership will formalise a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order that the pathway created by credit transfer and accumulation will be used by a large number of advisers trained to teach and transfer in own country the project results and outcomes.