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Entrepreneurship Education in Europe EEE
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life” (Confucius)
One of the mutually reinforcing priorities of EUROPE 2020 Strategy, put forward by the European
Commission in 2010, was smart growth i.e. developing an economy based on knowledge and
innovation as drivers of the EU future success and prosperity.
The main reason for our Erasmus+ project Entrepreneurship Education in Europe (EEE) – School
Exchange partnerships KA229, is that we strongly believe that we want to be part of the process,
creating the conditions for empowering our students to face present and future opportunities, both in
their personal and prospective working lives. We want to try and fulfil the targets in ET2020 about
lifelong learning and mobility, improve the quality and results in education and work towards social
integration, by meeting peers in other countries, and enhance creativity and entrepreneurship in our students.
Our target groups are students between the ages of 16-20 and teachers of different educational
fields as well as other staff members.
Interested students enter a simulated job interview where they are interviewed by one or two
teachers; preferably one class teacher and one teacher with international experience. The aim of the
interview is to assess:
• Language skills
• Students’ ability to cope with new situations
• Openness to experience and to work extra hours for the project
• Willingness to host guest students (not applicable to all partner countries ; GB,FI )
• Cultural empathy
• Adequate knowledge of entrepreneurship
In this particular project teachers are chosen according to:
• their international experience
• readiness to observe project timetables and deadlines
• knowledge of project management tools
• openness to participate in common social or cultural activities relevant for this project.
They will then be involved in the preparation of mobilities, researching the requested activities,
discussing those in class (economics, language, cultural issues, etc.). They also participate in
preparation of the EEE week in their country, for example by communicating with local companies,
which enables students to prepare them for the job market. They help to create the program, do the
research, prepare necessary tools, etc.
School teachers participate in creating the EEE week program and the objectives, which should be
reached during the partnership, especially teachers of economics, business administration,
languages because without their specific knowledge the objectives of this project cannot be reached.
The local school communities will benefit from hosting mobility participants – they will share
multicultural experiences, increase their cultural awareness and develop their foreign language skills.
After each mobility, travelling students disseminate their knowledge to the local students and staff,
for example through informal conversations, giving presentations in classes, writing articles for local
media and websites. This way, they influence stakeholders and the local community – friends,
parents, classmates and local authorities.
Teachers will be able to implement the methodology and material created (including lesson plans) in
their entrepreneurship/business administration/ languages/social study classes thus involving more
students not taking an active part in the project.