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European Business Competence* License - EBC*L


ERASMUS+ ENTRE-YOU

ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership for VET: ENTRE-YOU project

Friday, October 14, 2016
Project Title: ENTRE-YOU - Entrepreneurial Mindset for Young Disadvantaged Jobseekers Project number: 2015-1-RO01-KA202-015052 Project duration: 24 months, 1 September 2015-31 August 2017

Identified needs and goals: Youth unemployment is one of the most pressing challenges European labour markets and VET systems face. According to Eurostat there were 4,96 million unemployed persons under 25 years old in the EU 28 in December 2014, which amounts to a youth unemployment rate of 21.4 %.

While many young people search in vain for employment or apprenticeship positions, vacancies are often not filled because employers complain they cannot find suitable young candidates. Among the reasons for this gap are lacking basic knowledge about the way enterprises function and an unsatisfactory level of key competences.

This challenge is a common European challenge and therefore it is important to find transnational solutions. Even more so, as there is a divide running across Europe: While there are countries with relatively low youth unemplomyment rates (Austria 9.0%, The Netherlands 9.6%), there are other coutries with very high rates of unemployment among young people (Spain 51.4%, Croatia 44.8%, Romania 23.3%, Bulgaria 21.6%). Working together, learning from each other and transfering good practices is the key to improving the situation.

ENTRE-YOU addresses this problem by developing a comprehensive VET program leading to internationally recognized certification (EBC*L, European Business Competence License). It provides young jobseekers, especially those with socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with the basic economic knowledge and key competences needed for successful entry into the labor market, i.e. in particular KC 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of the EC Key Competence Framework.

 

Project beneficiaries:

Direct involvement:

- Participants taking part in pilot courses: 125

- Trainers involved in the development of the training material and Train-the-Trainer Courses: 35

- Local Participants at Multiplier Events: 270

 

Indirect beneficiaries:

- Stakeholders reached by measures described in the Dissemination Plan: several thousand across Europe

- VET institutions provided with an innovative approach to help young disadvantaged job seekers: several hundred in each partner country and thousands across Europe

- Young disadvantaged job seekers, who potentially could be given a new perspective on life and "self-entrepreneurship" through the ENTRE-YOU approach: millions across Europe

 

Partners

Partner ID

PIC

Name

P1.

RO 948991838

Liceul Tehnologic Székely Károly

P2.

AT 948048901

DIE BERATER UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNGS GESELLSCHAFT MBH

P3.

BG 943866552

SBC School of business competences ltd.

P4.

AT 944586486

EBC Licencing GmbH

P5.

HU 945650867

EBC*Licensing Oktatási és Fejlesztő Intézet Kft

P6.

HR 989531727

Grad Zagreb

P7.

ES 929983718

EDUCAFORT S.L. BLANCAFORT GRUP FORMATIU

P8.

NL 930043179

ORGB Organisatie in Balans

 

Project activities:

November 2015

Kick-off-meeting, Romania

The basic rules of communication, collaboration and project management are established. Guidelines for Qualitative Research among stakeholders will be discussed (O1), and a first outline of a Training Curriculum will be brainstormed.

 

Milestone 1:

Basic dissemination products are available (logo, flyer, website online), research and needs analysis are completed and reported, e-learning environment is customized and ready to use. Qualitative Research Report is ready. (When a milestone is reached, a thorough review of achievements, shortfalls, expenditure and time compliance will be carried out: through written status reports by all partners; through review meetings at the following face-to-face project meeting or at an online meeting.)

 

O1 Qualitative Research Report

Each project partner will carry out qualitative interviews withat least 10 concrete labor market stakeholders (trainers, employers, young job-seekers, VET managers) through qualitative interviews.

Each project partner will provide a gist of what they have learned in these interviews (about 5-10 pages). The Qualitative Research Report will consist of these gist’s as well as a list of the common patterns which could be identified from the individual interviews.

The final common Report will be compiled by the activity leading organization P6.

March 2016

2nd Project meeting, Spain  

Presentation of the ENTRE-YOU Training Curriculum (O3); final discussions and adaptation; Discussion about ENTRE-YOU Training Kit (O4): What to include, how to develop, which media to use (online/face-to-face)

 

Milestone 2

Draft ENTRE-YOU Training Curriculum is ready. (When a milestone is reached, a thorough review of achievements, shortfalls, expenditure and time compliance will be carried out: through written status reports by all partners; through review meetings at the following face-to-face project meeting or at an online meeting.)

 

O3 ENTRE-YOU Training Curriculum  

Development of the ENTRE-YOU Training Curriculum, the foundational document of the envisaged ENTRE-YOU training program.

The activity will be led by P5 in order to ensure relevance for the labor market, to reflect the employers' demands and to ensure relevance for young jobseekers.                                          

 

April 2016

 

O2 Online Learning Management System

Setup of the Online Learning Management System, hosting, support and maintenance by P4.

      All other partners will contribute testing and feedback in terms of functionality and usability.

 

July 2016

 

Milestone 3                            

Draft ENTRE-YOU Training Kit is ready. (When a milestone is reached, a thorough review of achievements, shortfalls, expenditure and time compliance will be carried out: through written status reports by all partners; through review meetings at the following face-to-face project meeting or at an online meeting.)

O4 ENTRE-YOU Training Kit

Development of the ENTRE-YOU Training Kit, a collection of training materials for the face-to face training sessions and of e-learning content for accompanying self-study and team work. Both types of materials follow the content structure and goals described in the ENTRE-YOU Training Curriculum.

Inclusion of a minimum of 20 individual face-to-face training materials/items.

Inclusion of a minimum of another 20 individual online training materials/items The activity will be led by P3.

All partners will jointly contribute experiences and good practices and share existing materials as well as developing new materials together. P4 will take care of implementing the training materials designed for online teaching into the learning management system.

September 2016

3rd Project meeting, Bulgaria

Presentation of the ENTRE-YOU Training Kit (O4); final discussions and adaptation;

Presentation of the ENTRE-YOU Trainers' Manual (O5); final discussions and adaptation;

Preparing ENTRE-YOU Train the Trainer Course (C1)

 

Milestone 4

Draft ENTRE-YOU Trainers' Manual is ready. (When a milestone is reached, a thorough review of achievements, shortfalls, expenditure and time compliance will be carried out: through written status reports by all partners; through review meetings at the following face-to-face project meeting or at an online meeting.)

 

O5 ENTRE-YOU Trainers' Manual

Development of the ENTRE-YOU Trainers' Manual.

The activity will be led by P7. They will make sure that the Manual is usable for all kinds of trainers, not only experts in business training and social skill development.

 

November 2016

 

C1, Train-The-Trainer Course   

The Train-The-Trainer course is designed as an intensive 5-day face-to-face event (30 hours) and covers the main elements of ENTRE-YOU:

Introduction to the general ENTRE-YOU approach and curriculum
Overview of the ENTRE-YOU Training Kit and Trainers’ Manual
Methodological guidance
Support of individual programme planning
Hand-on experiences with selected materials

        All partners will participate

March 2017

4th Project meeting          , Hungary        

Feedback of participants from the pilot training;

Discussion on possibilities of adaptations and improvements of the concept

Planning of dissemination products and events

Milestone 5                         

Piloting of Training Curriculum is completed, evaluated and documented. (When a milestone is reached, a thorough review of achievements, shortfalls, expenditure and time compliance will be carried out: through written status reports by all partners; through review meetings at the following face-to-face project meeting or at an online meeting.)

April-July 2017

E1      ENTRE-YOU in Austria

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.          

E2      ENTRE-YOU in Bulgaria  

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.           

E3      ENTRE-YOU in Hungary  

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.

E4      ENTRE-YOU in Romania  

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.          

E5      ENTRE-YOU in Spain       

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.

E6      ENTRE-YOU in The Netherlands           

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.          

 

July 2017    

                                            

E7 Final Conference: ENTRE-YOU in Practice          

Practitioners in adult education and labour market training (trainers, management of providers) experts and decision-makers in the labour market and education systems will be invited. The envisaged number of participants in this event is 30 persons.

At the event the Intellectual Outputs O1, O3, O4, O5 and O6 will presented and discussed with the stakeholders in the wider context of training and education responses to youth unemployment.                       

August 2017

Milestone 6                          

Final project outputs are available and have been disseminated at national and transnational project events. (When a milestone is reached, a thorough review of achievements, shortfalls, expenditure and time compliance will be carried out: through written status reports by all partners; through review meetings at the following face-to-face project meeting or at an online meeting.)

 

Publication: ENTRE-YOU In Practice  

The ENTRE-YOU training program will be implemented with 25 participants in each country. This way feedback from 125 learners will be acquired. (Romania, Hungary, Spain, Bulgaria and Croatia)

The Training Kit will be given to 10 VET trainers who work with the target group. They will analyze the materials against the background of their own training experience. Moreover, they will be asked to test parts of the training program in the framework of other activation and qualification programs. (Austria, The Netherlands)