Title European House of Entrepreneurs
Project Number 2010-1-SE1-LEO05-04790
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text In this project we developed a training course for young European entrepreneurs in order to assist and help them to develop their ideas and maybe build clusters with others.
Europe needs entrepreneurs! In the foot path of the financial crisis there will be a great need for people ready to take off towards self employment, well prepared to develop their business idea in a strategic and confident way. Many young have great ideas that could be developed into new enterprises. It is however, for many, a huge step to take to become self employed and seldom do these people find out the strength of their ideas. It might also be so that the person that has the idea is NOT the person that is best suited to run an enterprise. The European Commission’s Green Paper on Entrepreneurship clearly stresses the importance on strategic activities to stimulate entrepreneurship and encourage young people to run their own business based on their own or someone else idea. In the green paper the commission also points out that entrepreneurship not only is the driver for job creation, competitiveness and growth but also a vehicle for personal development and can help resolve social issues.
The objective of this project was to develop a training programme, "The European House of Entrepreneurs" that trained and supported young entrepreneurs prepared efficient methods for networking focused on international business. The final product, the European House of Entrepreneurs,encourages pragmatic and practical training, simulations, role plays and real life projects defined by enterprises. In the project we prepared curriculums for different courses and offered for example business simulations, matchmaking methods and business databases. The project ended on 31st of December 2012.
The idea behind this project was to create an educational product which enabled students develop entrepreneurial behaviour and to effectively pursue a career as an entrepreneur. It was based upon a series of best practices, tried and tested techniques and innovative instruments adopted by successful companies from the participating countries.
The European House of Entrepreneurs is a web based educational tool designed to be either integrated in to business oriented programmes or courses taught in secondary schools, technical schools or universities, or as a stand alone course taught by selected training organizations
Open and distance learning
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The finished product “the European House of Entrepreneurs” is based upon a series of best practices and tools which have been developed and applied by institutions and organizations in the business environments of the countries taking part in the project.
The content within the finished product rivitalises classic themes and adds new material which create and enhance the knowledge which is indispensible to the achievement of entrepreneurial success endeavours in the third millenium
The topics addressed included: Value Driven Management, Intercultural influences, Social Networking, Financial planning, Legal considerations