Title Under My Wing - Soutenir Graduate Entrepreneurship
Project Number 527607-LLP-1-2012-1-IE-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Développement d'innovation
Country EU-Projets centralisés
Marketing Text Le but de UMW est de «favoriser la progression de carrière des diplômés des non professionnels des disciplines connexes comme des entrepreneurs". Dans cette optique, les partenaires concevront et de fournir un soutien continu aux diplômés chômeurs / sous-employés qui s'appuient sur les atouts spécifiques des différents acteurs tout au long des secteurs de l'éducation et des affaires. UMW offrira un programme d'entreprise flexible et adaptable immersion. UMW mettra à profit l'expertise des prestataires d'EFP dans le secteur de l'éducation des adultes et de micro-entreprises propriétaires et les entrepreneurs à assurer un continuum de soutien pour le groupe cible Diplômé en cours. Une fois que le modèle initial est mis au point et testés partenaires noueront des partenariats avec des universités en leur permettant de fournir un accès aux étudiants, dans leur dernière année d'études, à la nouvelle de didacticiels en ligne développé, le groupe basé ateliers qui seront offerts par les fournisseurs d'éducation des adultes, ainsi que les programme d'immersion en entreprise s'appuie sur un réseau de micro-entreprises et des entrepreneurs.
The aim of UMW is “to support the career progression of graduates from non-business related disciplines as entrepreneurs”. In achieving this aim partners will design and provide a continuum of support to unemployed/underemployed graduates that draw on the specific strengths of different actors throughout the education and business sectors. The objectives of UMW are:
1. To address the high levels of unemployment and underemployment evident among graduates in participating countries
2. To support economic growth by fostering creative mind-sets, initiative and self-confidence; the growth of an entrepreneurial spirit; and create localised hubs of entrepreneurial activity
3. To ensure that all relevant actors contribute to the design, development and delivery of the bespoke educational process proposed
4. To promote entrepreneurship as a viable and sustainable option for graduates and impending graduates
5. To encourage graduates to think globally to meet the needs and harness the potential of a globalized economy
6. To ensure equality of opportunity for graduates regardless of gender or ethnicity
In support of these aims and objectives UMW will:
• identify and address the specific needs of the selected target group through research with graduates thereby providing the evidence base of required learning outcomes and ensuring that all pertinent issues are addressed in the curriculums to be developed
• design a bespoke entrepreneurship curriculum and provide all the necessary learning resources for business development, planning and management
• develop a model of partnership between adult education providers and micro-enterprise owners and entrepreneurs to support all aspects of the entrepreneurship training proposed
• provide essential pedagogic induction to ensure quality of educational experiences and outcomes for graduates, education providers and micro-enterprise owners
• develop a unique business immersion programme where graduates can gain valuable experience of business life in an micro-enterprise environment
• promote the widest uptake of the resources developed by encouraging universities to harness the potential of the partnership model developed to support their student ambitions
• provide a bespoke blended learning environment comprising online tutorials through a dedicated e-learning portal in conjunction with class based activities
Entrepreneurship drives innovation, competitiveness, job creation and growth. It allows new innovative ideas turn into successful ventures and can unlock the personal potential of individuals. Research shows that Europe does not exploit its entrepreneurial potential with Americans involved in three times more new entrepreneurial ventures that their European counterparts.(Eurostat)
Young people have been hit hard by the global economic crisis. About four million more young people were out of work in 2010 than at the end of 2007, and the youth unemployment rate for OECD countries had risen to almost 19% by mid-2010.
The critical role played by start-ups and young businesses in driving economic development and job creation is increasingly understood. In the past, young people’s parents made the transition to a world of more stable trades and professions; however this generation and future ones are moving into a world of “occupational quick-sands and volcanoes” in which youth entrepreneurship can be a viable alternative for some young people to dependent labour (OECD, 2010). Consolidating entrepreneurial skills in young people can also benefit local economic development by creating a powerful cadre of future local business and civic leaders.
Individual capacities, including personality traits, creativity, motivation and powers of persuasion are often considered to be key attributes that drive business success among young people. However, success requires investment in entrepreneurship skills, creation of entrepreneurial attitudes as well as start-up and early-stage business development support. Making places conducive to youth entrepreneurship also makes it easier to create and spot opportunities and turn them into business ventures. The higher the recognition and appreciation for entrepreneurship in a place and the deeper entrepreneurial behaviour is embedded in society, the greater the public support for creating the necessary framework conditions, such as availability of financial, human and physical resources and information; the “easier” it is to recognise opportunities and to turn them into business ventures. It is all about making entrepreneurship support systems accessible and attractive for young future entrepreneurs, and about rectifying market and system failures in education and financing. Furthermore, although women form the majority of students and university graduates in most countries, they still earn less and have lower employment rates than men and are less likely to engage in entrepreneurial activity than their male counterparts.
UMW will offer a more flexible and adaptable business immersion programme than the one contained within the "Erasmus for Entrepreneurs" programme under DG Enterprise. This programme provides up-to 6 months experience for a start-up entrepreneur with a seasoned businessman or woman in a different country and while it has had some successes the take up has not been as much as expected. One of the most common reasons for its relative low take up is that start-up entrepreneurs are effectively tied to the assigned company for 6 months and unable to go to another country, especially if the nature of the business is not one that can be done remotely.
UMW will harness the capabilities and expertise of VET providers in the adult education sector and micro-enterprise owners and entrepreneurs to provide a continuum of support for the current graduate target group. Once the initial model is developed and tested partners will forge partnerships with universities allowing them to provide access to students, in their final year of study, to the new online courseware developed, the group based workshops to be delivered by adult education providers, and the business immersion programme supported by a network of micro-enterprises and entrepreneurs.
Marché du travail
Entreprise, TPE, PME
Formation tout au long de la vie
Activités de Services Administratifs et de Soutien
Information et Communication
Matériel pour l'enseignement
Enseignement à distance
Below is a list of products to be developed within the UMW project lifecycle:
Learning Resource Matrix: A matrix of learning outcomes to inform development of the proposed modules. Focussing on a learning outcomes approach facilitates the tailoring of the curriculum resources to suit specific cultural and societal values and ensures that localisation issues are addressed at the beginning. It will be available in English only on the project website.
Entrepreneurship Curriculum: The Entrepreneurship Curriculum will be available in a Courseware Zone on the project website and presented in a Curriculum Portfolio and User Guide to be produced on USB Key accompanied by a Presentation Pack. 100 copies of the USB & Presentation Pack will be produced in each implementing partner language.
Business Curriculum: The Business Development Curriculum will be available in a Courseware Zone on the project website and presented in a Curriculum Portfolio and User Guide to be produced on USB Key accompanied by a Presentation Pack. 100 copies of the USB & Presentation Pack will be produced in each implementing partner language.
Learning Outcome Matrix for Induction of VET/Adult Education Staff: A matrix of learning outcomes to inform development of the proposed induction programme. Focussing on a learning outcomes approach facilitates the tailoring of the pedagogic induction resources to suit specific cultural and societal values and ensures that localisation issues are addressed at the beginning. It will be available in English only on the project website.
Learning Outcome Matrix for Induction of Micro-enterprise Owners: A matrix of learning outcomes to inform development of the proposed induction programme. Focussing on a learning outcomes approach facilitates the tailoring of the pedagogic induction resources to suit specific cultural and societal values and ensures that localisation issues are addressed at the beginning. It will be available in English only on the project website
Induction Programme VET/Adult Education Staff: The VET/Adult Education Induction Curriculum will be available in a Courseware Zone on the project website in all implementing partner languages.
Induction Programme Micro-enterprise Owners: The Micro-enterprise Owner Induction Curriculum will be available in a Courseware Zone on the project website in all implementing partner languages.
72 weeks of Graduate Business Immersion: In each of six implementing countries, 12 individual graduate entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to spend one week immersed in a typical micro-enterprise environment. During this week, the graduate entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to further develop their own business ideas whilst experience first-hand the cut and thrust of the micro-enterprise business environment.
Trans-national Finance Seminar: A two day event in Ireland attended by 1 VET/adult education provider and 1 graduate from each implementing partner country. The seminar will give attendees an overview of the European Progress Micro-finance Facility, Social Finance, Franchising and Venture Capital. External experts will be sub-contracted to deliver certain elements of the seminar. MCRSDP will use this opportunity to link graduates attending with mentors in Ireland to start the trans-national mentoring process.
Project Website: The project website will be online at the end of month 2 and will be developed and updated throughout the project lifecycle. It will comprise two distinct elements ; (1) a public website in 6 partner languages where key information about the project, profiles of partners, profiles of target groups, and information about the funding bodies is presented and updated; (2) a partner website in English where all trans-national development work can take place; where project reports, documents and presentations are stored; a calendar of all events planned during the project lifecycle ; a schedule of all deliverables; and partner messaging facilities; etc.
e-Learning Portal: An online e-learning portal in 6 partner languages will be developed to facilitate online use of the new tools and resources. It will be online in month 12 for initial testing with the finalised version available in month 18. The e-learning portal will be designed as a stand-alone, fully interoperable ‘pod’ to facilitate partners who wish to embed it into their own corporate websites. All online facilities will be fully Web 2.0 enabled and comply with accessibility guidelines.
Online Newsletter x4: An online newsletter will be produced and distributed during the project lifecycle in months 6, 12, 18 and, 24. This newsletter will publicise the development actions and the outputs achieved by project partners. It will achieve a distribution of 900 subscribers. It will be used to direct interested parties to the project website. A template for the newsletter will be agreed in month 3. It will be produced in 6 partner languages. FIPL will coordinate production and distribution of the newsletter.
Project Leaflets: 3 DL project leaflets to (1) promote the aims and objectives of the UMW project; (2) present the methodology being followed; (3) publicise the outputs achieved during the project development phase. They will be digitally produced in 6 partner languages in months 4, 12 and 18 to coincide with dissemination workshops and seminars. 600 copies will be produced on each occasion. FIPL will draft the content for the leaflets. Partners will arrange production locally.
Promotional Material: Partners will in consultation with Local development Sub-groups identify a range of promotional materials to help raise awareness of the project. Depending on feedback from target groups these may include posters, pens, notepads, etc. These tools will be used to promote the project brand and the resources developed. They will be produced in 6 partner languages at regular intervals to coincide with events planned. Each partner will coordinate the production of these materials ensuring that the project brand and identity is adhered to. MCRSDP will produce common promotional materials that promote the project trans-nationally. They will also produce invitations to the final conference.
Video Documentary: An audio-visual product for use in promoting and validating the outputs of UMW. It will be shot in high definition to broadcast quality. It will be uploaded to the project website and other social networking sites. A key focus of the video will be capturing the experiences of target group members in all partner countries. It will be produced in English with sub-titles..