About Project

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Strategic Partnerships
Which field is the most impacted: Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only
Main objective of the Project: Exchanges of Practices
Project Title: Let's develop entrepreneurship education together
Project Acronym: LEDET
Project Start Date (dd-mm-yyyy): 01-09-2016
Project Total Duration (Months): 24 months
Project End Date (dd-mm-yyyy): 31-08-2018


In the project participating countries students are still confronted with a general school curriculum which, for the most part, values competences that are insufficient for life and the workplace in the 21st century.

Coping with the complexities and uncertainties of a globally competitive economy requires skills that are often indicated as applied skills, cross-curricular skills, transferable skills, transversal skills, soft skills and are deeply interconnected with key competences. The acquisition of these skills is considered of particular relevance in the participating schools, which have a considerable number of students at risk of social exclusion, and whose catchment areas are in a difficult economic situation.

Workforces need to adapt, with schools providing the foundation for the acquisition of new skills throughout life, particularly by people in areas such as the ones of the participating countries, areas at risk of unemployment and poverty.

These skills are the same ones that will enable students to become active citizens who can contribute to solving some of the most pressing issues we face in the 21st century (competitiveness, productivity, employment opportunities) and all of these skills can be developed by entrepreneurial education. An analysis carried out by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) shows a strong correlation between perceived entrepreneurial capabilities (skills) and the total early stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA), which indicates how important education is in developing entrepreneurial competences (see Eurydice report on Entrepreneurship education at school, published in February 2016).

Why this should be a transnational project.

Contemporary world of work stretches beyond national borders and language barriers and the challenge for young people is to acquire all the skills and qualities required by modern society.

In order to be competitive students and future citizens have to learn more and to acquire other skills and qualifications than former generations.

One of the aims of this project is to empower students to face these challenges.

It is highly essential for this project to be carried out internationally because the spirit of entrepreneurship turned into a common value for all countries. The internationality of the project will let partner schools strenghten international connections and hencefore it will strengthen a global entrepreneurial spirit as the students are acquainted with different cultures and work together on activities designed to develop their spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship. Thus, each partner school will have the chance to develop a new approach for entrepreneurship by sharing of good practices and cooperating in building new ones.

In the 21st century globalised world, "entrepreneurship" is a very important competence for our students and future citizens. However our schools do not have an internationally adequate methology to develop this competence. Ths leads to a gap in between. Thanks to this project, our schools will meet the needs in this field by exchanges of good practices and the common development of new ones.

The target groups will be students aged 10-15; this will allow the introduction of entrepreneurship education at an early age in all participating schools, both in the ones which do not have this education in their curriculum and the ones which have it only from a later age.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Coordinator

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Strategic Partnerships
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Project Coordinator
Hakkarin Koulu / FINLAND
Ms. Mari LUOSA
Email: (mari.luosa[at]lempaala.fi)



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