These were a series of 3 workshops of one hour each on the 18/06/2022. Each targeted up to 25 students (aged 15-16) who were participating in the NCS 2 week summer programme. Students were asked to participate in an entrepreneurial activity. They were then asked to reflect on the 15 entrepreneurial skills of the Entrecomp Framework and identify which of the skills they had used during the course of their task. This was then linked to a presentation about the Entrecomp Certificate and an invitation to all students to log-on to the platform and register as a user to achieve the EntreComp Certificate at Intermediate Level.
At LRGS Open Morning, the EntreComp Certificate was promoted to hundreds of prospective new entrants to the school, alongside their parents, explaining the award and the way that it promotes active citizenship by encouraging young people to show commitment, get involved and make society a better place on the 06/07/2022. Participants from the C1 Training Event in Cyprus did a short presentation about their experiences and what entrepreneurship means to them. The promotional videos were shown and the young people participated in the ‘bead activity’. 60 parents signed on the sign-up sheets to show their attendance.
On 20th September 2022 a Conference presentation has been run at Fermi auditorium to promote the EntreComp Certificate to potential parents, pupils and external organisations and associations.
The event lasted for 4 hours and over 150 people were informed about the EntreComp Certificate.
The conference was introduced by the headmaster Ms Rosaria Costanzo who spoke about the importance of Entrepreuner competences in today’s world.
“It is essential today to form an entrepreneurial mentality, in every aspect of life – says the headmaster-, since we live in a rapidly changing society in which it is essential that everyone has the ability to act on the basis of opportunities and ideas, to work with others, to manage dynamic careers contributing to the common good thanks to their skills and their socio-cultural background. For these reasons, our institute has already decided to join the EntreComp certification project in 2019, which addresses a fundamental priority of the European Union: Unleashing entrepreneurial potential by eliminating existing obstacles and revolutionizing the culture of entrepreneurship in the EU».
The online platform, https://training.entrecompcertificate.eu/, was presented by Mr Moncada and Mr. Polizzi who are the local coordinators of the project. They offered a clear and concise explanation of the path that students can easily follow to obtain the EntreComp Certificate from Lancaster University, recognized and approved throughout Europe.
Given the success so far, the project will be extended to all the realities of the territory, from schools to associations of different kinds that want to participate.
In Romania the Multiplier event with the title Launch of the EntreComp Certificate was organised in 5 sessions, each of them with a different target group. With the aim to avoid the crowded events, and offering the opportunity for participants to interact more with the project results, EuroEd decided to organise the multiplier event in Romania by hosting smaller events. In this perspective, in Romania there were organised the following sessions:
- On 12.09.2022, held in Iasi, Romania; involving 12 local participants.
The participants were from 5 schools, 1 university and 3 companies dealing with education and training. The main aim of this target group involvement was to bring together representatives from the 3 targeted sectors and discuss about the entrepreneurship competences required for young people and raise awareness of the EntreComp Certificate, together with getting the group familiarised with the EntreComp E-learning platform. The discussions objective was focused on ensuring that the benefits of ‘Entrepreneurship Education’ are seen in the context of social and cultural competencies, not just economic.
- On 16.09.2022, held in Iasi, Romania, there were 2 events held, one session in the morning and other one in the afternoon; 25 local participants in total
The participants were from 14 schools, both rural and urban area, 1 public institution and 4 education clubs. The focus of these sessions, were to involve teachers from 3 types of schools: schools with students with special needs, so students with reduce opportunities for future jobs; schools from disadvantaged areas, with students with lack access to education and training; and schools and clubs with high rates on involving and developing students competences for entrepreneurship. In this way the objective of reducing the Early School Leaving rate was addressed and in the same time opportunities for exchange of expertise and experiences was offered. Of course, that the project results were presented, with the aim on recruiting students from outside the partnership to participate in the Award.
- On 20.09.2022, held in Iasi, Romania; 12 participants
The participants were from 1 university, 2 kindergartens and 2 counselling and medical centres dealing with students. The aim of this event, was to involve teachers in the training program and to explain the rationale of the EntreComp Certificate and explain the process for students, and to raise awareness of the Award and generate publicity for it through networking. Some teachers may be interested in the Award as a way of teaching PSHE or Careers Education. The event, also included a workshop to test the EntreComp E-learning platform and get the participants familiarised with the project resources.
- On 23.09.2022, held in Iasi, Romania; 15 participants
The participants were from 12 schools, both rural and urban area and 1 university. The main aim of this target group involvement was to bring together representatives from the education sectors and discuss about the entrepreneurship competences required for young people and raise awareness of the EntreComp Certificate, together with getting the group familiarised with the EntreComp E-learning platform. The discussions objective was focused on ensuring that the benefits of ‘Entrepreneurship Education’ are seen in the context of social and cultural competencies, not just economic.
The Multiplier event by the Cypriot partner, Emphasys Centre, for the ENTRECOMP CERTIFICATE project was organised in two parts. Part 1 was organized on the 17th of September 2022 in Nicosia and Part 2 on the 23rd of September 2022 in Larnaka.
Emphasys Centre organized an event at the Mall of Cyprus, during which an info desk for the ECC CERTIFICATE was set up with the aim to attract national stakeholders and inform the public (mainly young people and professionals) about the project. A total of 35 people attended this event.
The 9th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage™ 2022 took place in Larnaka (21-23 September 2022), and it was hosted by the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus. Emphasys Centre organized an event which Higher Education (HE) students and professors attended and were informed about the ENTRECOMP CERTIFICATE project. As part of the event, a workshop was organised related to Skills for Entrepreneurship. More specifically, the participants were divided into groups, and the members collaborated in order to come up with a business idea which was drafted using the Business Model Canvas tool and presented using the Elevator pitch method. In fact, the Business Model Canvas template was designed in an online tool called Miro and each group had to complete it while using Miro. A total of 25 people attended.
This multiplier event was hosted by Mi-Gen CIC at the University of Central Lancashire
Students from the National Citizens Service attended the event with their tutors on the 23/08/2022.
Following a presentation of the project and its intellectual outputs by the project partners, the students then participated in a workshop where they worked in groups to create an entrepreneurial product to market from recycled beads and string. They then had to deliver an ‘Elevator pitch’ to the rest of the class and the best product won a prize. Students were then invited to identify which of the 15 entrepreneurial skills from the EntreComp Framework they had used during the workshop. Students then presented an entrepreneurial challenge that they were to carry out over the next few days. Finally students were then told about the EntreComp Award, given details about, and shown how to log onto the platform, and encouraged to achieve the award using many of the skills they had learnt on the National Citizenship Service programme.