EU/E+/SP-HE: BLUES - Blended learning international entrepreneurship skills program
1.10.2017 - 31.1.2020
prof.dr. Tomaž Deželan
The project BLUES – Blended-learning international entrepreneurship skills program for Universities – co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union with a total budget of 274.000€ - was launched in October 2017 to design and implement a pioneering entrepreneurship education program that connects students across Europe and trains them in relevant key skills required by the labour market such as an entrepreneurial mind-set, digital and foreign language skills.
The latest European research shows that Higher Education needs to promote the entrepreneurial mind-set among the students, as well as provide them with the cross skills to make them more employable. As an answer to this need, the BLUES project will carry out entrepreneurship development initiatives that will give the students a set of tools and abilities along their formal education such as leadership, creative thinking, innovation and teamwork.
This new European project will result in the implementation of an innovative learning methodology through both face-to-face and online educational resources, based on some of the best practices carried out in the continent and within the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, thus assuring the quality and effectiveness of the entrepreneurial learning at various European universities where the programmes will be performed.
Besides, during the two years the project will last for, different tools, manuals, MOOCs and multimedia tutorials will be created to facilitate the scalability and replicability of the methodology by other European Universities.
BLUES will also promote cooperation between universities and companies on the regional level, involving different local business representatives with the design and implementation of the project, as well as taking part in entrepreneurship programmes. BLUES integrates the expertise of four European entrepreneurial Universities, a scientific technology park, an international entrepreneurship centre, two chambers of commerce and a business association to develop a cutting-edge programme.
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