A Community of Practice
for Staff and Faculty
Convening in small group learning environments,
the model consists of three components:
- Utilising educational technology formulated
specifically for collaborative learning provides
participants with a virtual space in which to
share ideas and data, and refine those ideas
by applying critical thinking and problem-solving.
Coursework toward the acquisition of 21st
Century skills delivered via e-learning mechanisms.
- The EYENEET Community of Practice brings
together mentors who have been trained as
facilitators of learning to improve their capacities
to implement knowledge-building communities in
their working environments, whether at an institute
of higher education, a community-based training
center or via the Internet.
- Linkages are made with public employment
services (PES) to connect jobseekers with employers
to pursue sustainable employment, with local
entrepreneurial ecosystems to connect programme
participants interested in pursuing a pathway to
entrepreneurship, with educational institutions for
reintegration in the education systems, and with the
public sector for social participation and civic engagement.
Our Current Projects
Offering training through problem-based learning methodologies for a key set of competences needed for personal development, social inclusion,
active citizenship and employment while also preparing an individual for becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Focuses on individuals acquiring skills that will sustain them through their journey toward successful entrepreneurship through distance learning.
The course is designed to help them develop a mindset that drives behaviors toward success in four areas: work, entrepreneurship, school and
life, including capabilities for analytical problem-solving, innovation and creativity, self-direction and initiative, flexibility and adaptability, critical
thinking, and skills in being able to communicate, work in teams and collaborate. These same skills can also improve their employability in the
21st Century workforce that demands a different set of skills than those taught in traditional education curricula, and can be applied to students
of all ages, from primary school through higher education. Courses are offered online and mentors are trained in distance learning methodologies.
Training modules developed by the Escola de Comercio de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Business and Commerce), VET Mobility Charter
(2015-2020) under ECVET. ECL is certified under the Portuguese government's «Qualifica» Program, aimed to increase the levels of education and training, contributing to the improvement of employability with the following goals:
• Increase the qualification levels and improve the employability of individuals, equipping them with skills adjusted to the needs of the labour market;
• Significantly reduce illiteracy rates, both literally and functionally, while combating semi-illiteracy and total-illiteracy;
• Enhance the system by promoting greater investment of young adults in education and training courses;
• Correct the structural backwardness of the country in terms of schooling towards greater convergence with a European reality;
• Adapt the training offer to the needs of the labour market and national and regional development models.
Global Skills Network (Barcelona) organises our Community of Practice and delivers the "Train the Trainer" workshops.
Trajectory of Mentoring Options
EntreComp identifies the competences that make someone entrepreneurial, so that
these can be promoted in one's own business and in organizations, companies, the
education sector and among citizens as well.
It starts by defining what entrepreneurship is, namely the capacity to act upon
opportunities and ideas and transform them into financial, cultural or social value
for others. It then breaks down this definition into three areas:
EYEMED was devised as a training model
that promotes the acquisition of entrepre-
neurship competences through distance
learning coupled with activities and services
within a localized entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Our project addresses the thematic objective
of supporting NEETS, especially women and
young entrepreneurs in acquiring entrepre-
neurship competences and applying them to
starting a business or gaining employment
and enhancing employability. Additionally,
the project has overlapping goals aligned
with ENI CBCMed priorities of promoting
socio-economic development and social
cohesion through cross-border
collaboration that creates synergies
amongst Mediterranean Sea Basin
Ireland * Portugal * Spain
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Beneficiaries equipped with EntreComp
Training model for acquiring mindset and skills.....
Pre-Incubation + E-Incubation + Post-Incubation
EYEMED Pre- and Post-Incubation activities
Mindset, Skills and Competences
distance learning methodologies -
all online courses, in English.
Training aligned with the EntreComp Framework
Incubation of ides from those generated during
training, including testing and validation, developing
a business model, and the creation of a startup.
Participants interact with actors within the local
entrepreneurial ecosystem to access mentors, resources
and services designed to accelerate the growth and
success of entrepreneurial ventures through support that
can include physical space, coaching, shared common
services and networking connections, access to capital
and additional training.
EYENEET is a 12-country consortium to prepare
individuals to be socialized into a world-wide
knowledge-creating culture through technology.
to facilitate the acquisition of skills required in the
Knowledge Economy and demanded by the workforce
through technology formulated specifically for knowledge
building plus e-learning. The project targets NEETs that
include youth who are unemployed and underemployed,
and those not gainfully employed in sustainable work
Mindset4Successes - Training Model
EYEMED is a 7-country consortium supporting
collaboration of representatives from academic,
business, public sector and training entities that
include our Programme Partners and several
Associate Partners in the EU and Mediterranean
Partner Countries, entrepreneurship ecosystems
and public/private agencies that promote
employment opportunities amongst youth.
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness;
- Social Inclusion, Youth Employment/Unemployment/NEETs, and Poverty Reduction
- Environment, Alternative Energy, Technology, Smart Cities
Transnational and Cross-Country Collaboration
Addressing society-wide issues to produce positive outcomes and intellectual
outputs while convening stakeholders around:
Per each area, it defines 15 competences a person needs to be entrepreneurial. Finally, per each competence, it provides a number of learning outcome
statements that illustrate different levels of proficiency, from foundation to expert level. Content for the EntreComp coursework revolves around macro
programmes, defining goals and skills acquisition. Upon completion of content development, it is uploaded to the e-learning platform that serves as the
distance learning mechanism for delivery of the courses. There is an evaluation component built into the programme that revolves around the criteria we
have defined for success, involving participation and completion, engagement and learning, application and a demonstration of acquired skills and results.
All these criteria work in concert with each other, for taken alone are meaningless.
EntreComp is a reference document that can be used by policymakers for designing curricula and cross-curricular interventions aimed at promoting
entrepreneurial learning. It can also be used by learning providers, employers and others who need a framework for an assessment of an individuals'
competences or for designing education and training materials. Learn more about the EntreComp Framework here.
consortium to support the growth of small-
and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
through technology with a focus on the
AgriFood sector in the Atlantic region.
Programme partners represent R&D,
training, higher education, technical
assistance providers toward internationali-
zation and public/private partnerships.
Our project supports the growth of small
and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
with a focus on agri-tech and the food
industry and a secondary focus on tourism.
This project will characterise the sectoral
pressures on internationalisation experienced
by AgriFood SMEs in the Atlantic Area.
The methodology will contribute to the
joint implementation of a suitable process
of innovation for internationalisation as an
adaptable and adoptable toolkit. The outputs
will assist industry stakeholders, regional
authorities and policymakers better under-
stand sectoral pressures affecting growth
in order to establish sustainable pathways
to internationalisation in the AgriFood and
related sectors in the Atlantic Area.
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Jun 13-15, 2018
16th Rural Entrepreneurship
Conference, University of Plymouth,
Plymouth Business School and Futures
Entrepreneurship Centre - Forum for
academics, practitioners and policy
Jun 20-22, 2018
Bringing together more than 500
professionals in the fields of
#innovation #UBC in #highered at the
2018 #UIINconf in London. Be a part
of the largest event in the university-
industry interaction space.
JUL 24-25, 2018
WAPSE conference: The Most Common Occupations in the Labour Market and their Changing Under the Impacts of the Digital Age - the Role of Public Employment Services , Hue City, Vietnam http://ht.ly/4moy30kcEbn
Oct 16-17, 2018
Accelerating the Adoption of Advanced Ag Biotech and Data-Driven Farming Solutions - World AgriTech Innovation Series, London, part of RETHINK AG FOOD INNOVATION WEEK http://ht.ly/4XB530jDW8f
Nov 2-8 2018
Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2018 conference, "‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’,
Nov 7-8, 2018
#SMARTBuildings Show, London
Nov 15-16, 2018
“Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-
win strategy for the future” Toledo,
Spain, brings together 200+ leading
academics in this field who present and
debate cutting edge research in a wide
variety of entrepreneurship-related
Recruitment phase for beneficiaries from our
target group - young unemployed or underemployed,
ages 18-28, with a special focus on bringing women
into the programme. At this stage of the project, participants
will begin to interact with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem
to network with actors that motivate the fostering of
entrepreneurship and economic development in
a local region and with other young entrepreneurs
at all stages of the process of becoming a
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Collaborative Pre- and Post-Incubation activities
Bridging the gap between
preparing and doing!
Associates Pre- and Post-Incubation activities
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resources, ideas & opportunities, and into action:
facilitate the acquisition of mindset, skills and
competencies toward successful entrepreneurship and/or employment
The EYE Community of Practice resides on our digital platform as a method of bringing together staff, faculty and others who train and
mentor beneficiaries. This virtual community of practice allows its members to network and communicate on a regular basis to share
information and experiences tolearn from each other and develop their professional capacities as trainers and mentors. It is also the space
EYE partners and organizers access to share information and communicate about the project's progress. The EYE CoP contains a
repository of informational resources that can help expand training options and stay abreast of publications, research and other information
pertinent to the work accomplished through EYE.
The EYE CoP also organizes the "train the trainer" workshops for the diverse needs of our projects.
Our E-Corner is the content curator for our cross-border collaborations. It is more than just a repository of information and insights on the challenges
faced, solutions proposed, resources marshaled or research findings around the issues of programming sponsored under the EYE umbrella. Under
each of our programmes, the E-Corner serves a distinct function:
- Under EYEMED, the E-Corner helps our beneficiaries engaging in entrepreneurship as a job or gaining employment in traditional fields, bring
their ideas to life and create value for their entrepreneurial endeavors by curating content. A digital catalogue displays media-rich postings to connect
with each other. Here, they are able to display what they have learned from the experts in developing their project, and where they can learn from each
other. This is a benchmark of entrepreneurship and an important interpretation of EntreComp competences.
- Under EYENEET, the E-Corner allows participants to work with together through the Knowledge Forum, an education technology formulated
specifically for knowledge-building learning communities. The programme supports collaborative learning around a experiential communication audit
project, where participants are exposed to a real-world working environment to increase skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, research
and analysis. Their exposure to real-world problems will task them to come up with solutions that involve critical thinking and creativity. EYENEET
participants thus become marketable candidates as potential entrepreneurs while also being prepared for the 21st Century workforce. The E-Corner
serves as a repository for research on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in our region.
- Under Interreg, the E-Corner also hosts a digital catalogue of products and services offered by the SMEs receiving technical assistance from
the AgriTour Tech Atlantic project.
Activities / Resources
in collaboration with a
local entrepreneurship ecosystem
Trajectory of Training Options
Participant assessments will evaluate their progress through the course as well as their integration in the local entrepreneurship ecosystems for
access to the network for pre-incubation activities geared toward the generation, testing & validation of ideas. Upon completion of the E-Incubation
component of the project, participants will return to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem to avail themselves of resources like mentoring/business
incubation services (networking, access to capital and VC investments, pitches, etc) and MBA-style resources like business models, Bplans and
activity required to launch a startup or MSME. Pre-incubation and post-incubation resources are made available by public/private employment
services to help participants secure jobs for beneficiaries seeking gainful full-time employment in their professions in lieu of starting an
entrepreneurship venture. Stakeholders brought together for dialogue on unemployment issues and challenges in their geographic regions.