SDE - Sustainability-driven Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship education has been on the agenda of pedagogical development in all levels of education for years. Student companies has been one common form of entrepreneurship education. Nevertheless, it seems that sustainability is not so often included in student companies or other entrepreneurship initiatives applied at educational institutions. It would be important that those who are considering starting a business also understand
the importance and potential of sustainability. Sustainability – from cultural, social, ecological and economical points of view – offers an opportunity to equip students with more positive expectations and images for the future. From ecological and economical point of view, resource saving in business is necessity.


The core idea of the project matches the international and European need to reverse and lessen the effects of the climate change. The recent strikes with 1.3 million people on climate change is just one evidence that the younger generation is concerned about the future and the sustainability of the mother earth. Therefore the consortium partners, monitored by external stakeholders, will develop the concept, the content, and pedagogical methods for the Sustainability-driven Entrepreneurship study unit. This will be done by gathering and analysing learning outcomes from local curriculums and developing new ones to match stakeholders’ needs for creating the concept for the study unit. Learning and teaching material will be produced including case examples from local companies highlighting their current sustainability-driven practices in partner countries.


Sustainability-driven Entrepreneurship -project aims to
• improve and increase entrepreneurial competence among students, teachers and trainers
• increase background knowledge on sustainability and sustainability-driven entrepreneurship
• produce learning and teaching material and related pedagogical methods to support the students when acquiring these skills and competences
• create and pilot a competition at local and European level, where multi-sectoral student teams solve challenges given by companies.

   

Erasmus+ project card: Sustainability-driven Entrepreneurship

 

Project partners

SEINÄJOKI JOINT MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATION (FI), Project coordinator
KURIKAN LUKIO (FI)
SEINÄJOEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU (FI)
WSX ENTERPRISE LIMITED (UK)
APRO FORMAZIONE S.C.A.R.L. (IT)
STICHTING VOOR CHRISTELIJK BEROEPSONDERWIJS EN VOLWASSEM EDUCATIE FRIESLAND/FLEVOLAND (NL)
BERUFSBILDENDE SCHULEN DES LANDKREISES NIENBURG/WESER (DE)
HOGESCHOOL GENT (BE)
DEPARTAMENT D'EDUCACIÓ - GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA (ES)

PROJECT INFORMATION

Identifier: 2019-1-FI01-KA202-060906

Start date: 01/09/2019

End date: 31/08/2022

EU Funding: 377 656 EUR

Contact person:
Timo Paakkanen, timo.paakkanen@sedu.fi
 

TOPICS

1. Entrepreneurial learning - entrepreneurship education

2. Environment and climate change

3. Cooperation between educational institutions and business

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