The EntreVET Project is focused on fostering of the entrepreneurial spirit among VET students, to improve their integration in the labour market, through the upskilling of VET staff and teachers by improving and updating the operations, the procedures and the practices of the VET institution, in terms of entrepreneurship, based on the creation of a Model Institution.

According to UNESCO-UNEVOC, the introduction of entrepreneurial learning in VET institutions is an effective and practical means of cultivating transferable skills, that are essential and in high-demand, in a constantly changing world. In this context, the European Commission has published the “Entrepreneurship Competence Framework” and has highlighted the value of entrepreneurial competences in the Skills Agenda, so as to raise consensus about entrepreneurship education.

Nevertheless, the VET system is yet to adapt, so as to promote the competences that graduates will need to be equally integrated in the labour market. However, the competence of entrepreneurship, as well as the entrepreneurial readiness among VET graduates is low, as only an average of 32,6% of VET students participate in entrepreneurial learning programmed, that in most cases are not a compulsory part of their studies. 

Objectives of the project

  • Creation of an open and entrepreneurial environment in VET institutions, which will enable VET students to start business ventures and improve their employment opportunities, within the EU labour market
  • Upskilling of VET staff and teachers on key entrepreneurial capacities and competencies, so as for them to transfer their entrepreneurial skillset to VET students, through their practices and working culture
  • Boosting the entrepreneurial skills and competencies of VET students

Expected Results

The results described below derive from all project activities.

  1. One (1) Model Institution (available online as an interactive resource) of entrepreneurial capacities, covering the design, development, and updating of Offices of Entrepreneurship of VET institutions
  2. One (1) Assessment Tool comprised an assessment methodology of the entrepreneurial capacities and a certification scheme for awarding a label of entrepreneurial capacity in VET institutions.
  3. One (1) Core training curriculum addressed VET staff and teachers on the topic of entrepreneurial behaviour and competencies.
  4. Two (2) specialized training modules, based on a 2- dimensional approach, each addressed to VET staff teachers.
  5. One (1) Final Policy Recommendations report, after consultation with stakeholders and policymakers.
  6. One (1) MOOC platform, for the publishing of the developed OER.


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