In the framework of the priorities of the European agenda, arises the Leonardo da Vinci programme «YES: Youth unemployment: fostering Entrepreneurial Skills» proposing the transference of two innovative learning tools based on the development of entrepreneurship EU key competence to tackle youth unemployment situation all around Europe and more specifically in the participating countries: Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Lithuania.
YES project strives to equip VET providers with ePROF entrepreneurs profile designed in Greece, and ePACK an entrepreneurship e-learning tool from Lithuania, in order to train them to become the future entrepreneurial educators (i.e., VET teachers/trainers/professional) and thus speed up entrepreneurship learning among young unemployed individuals.
ePROF allows a description of the youth entrepreneur profile and more precisely for the functions, activities and tasks that he/she should fulfill during the entrepreneurial process and the learning outcomes for these qualifications. ePACK is an e-learning entrepreneurship qualification program, with 8 modules which contain module training material, specific assignments, additional material and discussion forums: (1) Knowledge management; (2) Entrepreneurship and starting a business; (3) Risk management and business law; (4) SME marketing; (5) Business finance and economics; (6) Management of a firm; (7) SME taxation; (8) Business plan.
Last week from April 1st to April 4th YES project partners organized a transfer workshop in Lisbon to present the training contents and tools to entrepreneurship experts and training and education providers from diverse training organizations in the partner countries. During the three day workshop experts shared their views on how to adapt and adequate the YES project suggested training contents and tools, so those include relevant specific information and become effective training tools focused on entrepreneurship and how to start a business according to each country context.
The next step in YES project will be identifying the learning outcomes resulting from the suggested training program, matching those with the entrepreneurs profile and getting the training contents ready for the adjustment to each partner country context. Furthermore partners will conduct a survey among VET providers and young unemployed to assess the effectiveness potential of the training learning units in each partner country.