Title WENTELS, Women European Entrepreneurs E-Learning Suite
Project Number 2011-1-ES1-LEO05-35844
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
WENTELS is a European e-Learning platform focused on entrepreneurship which supply a set of training tools with the aim to support women to acquire the necessary knowledge & skills needed to start-up their own business or return to the labour market.
WENTELS target groups are:
- Women who want to return to the labour market after a period of inactivity (e.g. maternity)
- Women entrepreneurs
- Women immigrants
- Young women
- Business Intermediaries Organisations (BIOs) working with women
- Training providers focused on women target groups
What does WENTELS e-Learning platform provide?
- E-Learning Courses and training materials focused on entrepreneurship and managerial skills
- A Business Game with which you can explore the fundamentals of running a business
- A set of other resources, the Knowledge Base
What does WENTELS offer?
- Access to expert business knowledge
- Easy & friendly to use e-Learning platform
- Available in 5 languages
- FREE of charge
Summary WENTELS is an online training platform orientated to provide the necessary knowledge on entrepreneushiship to those women across Europe who want to manage their own business or plan to return to the workfoce after a long period of absence.
WENTELS project is an initiative developed by a consortium of six European organisations from five EU Member States.
* WENTELS project aims and objectives:
The main objective is to improve women's access to the labour market in Spain, UK, Bulgaria, Italy and Sweden through the provision of entrepreneurship online training to help redress the problem of high female unemployment rates across Europe.
WENTELS provide a set of e-Learning courses & training materials on entrepreneurship, a serious business game with which one can learn and practice the basics of running a new business and a knowledge base with a wide range of other resources.
WENTELS aims to meet the needs of the largest possible number of European women by offering a range of tools that can assist them when starting their business or returning to the workforce.
* Why is WENTELS project necessary?
Women – especially young, immigrants and those returning to the workplace – are bearing the brunt of the current European economic downturn. This is particularly true in those countries which are experiencing the highest unemployment rates and cuts in government spending for provision of social services related to the care of young children and dependent relatives.
These problems are more severe in Southern & Eastern countries than elsewhere inside the EU, as these economies struggle to implement the structural reforms in their economies that are needed to enable them to overcome the global financial crisis.
* WENTELS hopes to have an impact in the following areas:
In the training market through the development of new targeted business/enterprise based e-Learning resources for women.
In the expansion of using innovative e-Learning technologies (e.g. gaming) to develop entrepreneurial skills in the target groups of women.
With potential women entrepreneurs, helping them to avoid many of the common pitfalls associated with new start-ups by providing them training and testing out their business idea in a virtual environment.
On the overall entrepreneurial general capacity in European countries.
By encouraging women to start their own business and through using a serious business game to foster collaboration and joint working, the project is reinforcing the “contribution of lifelong learning to social cohesion & active citizenship”.
Open and distance learning
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The products developed in WENTELS project are:
- A set of e-Learning courses on entrepreneurship.
- A serious business game.
- A knowledge base with a wide range of other related resouces.