To prepare indiviuals for success in

Education  *  Workforce Preparedness   

Entrepreneurship  *  Social Entrepreneurship 

EntreComp + Inquiry-Based Learning


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. Coursework is designed to help learners develop a mindset that

drives behaviors toward success in four areas: work, entrepreneurship, school and life, including

developing and acquiring 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. Coursework is offered both online and within a classroom setting, where mentors are

trained in knowledge-building methodologies.and strategies. The project incorporates use of the

edtech formulated specifically to support an electronic workspace for computer-supported collaborative

learning, monitored by the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education.

Training modules are developed by the Escola de Comercio de Lisboa (Lisbon School of 

and Commerce), VET Mobility Charter (2015-2020) under ECVET. ECL is certified under

Portugal's «Qualifica» Program, aimed at increasing 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 

    semi-literacy and total illiteracy;
•  Enhance the system by promoting greater investment of young adults in 
education and

   training courses;

•  Adapt the training offer to the needs of the labour market and national / regional / local

   economic development models. 
Global Skills Network (Barcelona) organises our Community of Practice and delivers the

"Train the Trainer" workshops. ​Certified Erasmus+-trained dialogue facilitators conduct the

virtual exchanges and telecollaboration components of the project.


Collaborative Pre- and Post-Incubation activities

Trainers and Mentors

facilitate the acquisition of 

mindset, skills and competencies

toward college readiness, 

 entrepreneurship and/or

gainful employment


#EntreComp and #Inquiry-based Learning Model for Empowering Global Problem Solvers

Training Modules

Delivered through

​Distance Learning

Methodologies and EdTech 

​Formulated for Real World Learning

EntreComp is the Euopean Union's endeavor to identify 

the competences that make someone entrepreneurial,

so that these can be promoted in one's own business and

in organizations, companies, the public sector, in education

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.

EntreComp then serves as a training guide to break down this definition into three areas:  


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  micro,

small and medium enterprises (MSME).  Pre-incubation and post-incubation resources are also 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.

Beneficiaries wanting to return to formal education will work with career and academic counselors at

Associate Parnters institutions of higher education and vocational training.


A series of pilot projects are conducted by partners in a project that support the development of activities

to serve their beneficiaries in achieving optimal learning outcomes for becoming ​entrepeneurial - that is, 

having the capacity to act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into financial, cultural or social 

value for others. ​​These pilot projects guide programming beneficiaries toward acquiring a growth mindset,

skills and competences needed for success in education, entrepreneurship and the workforce,

as well as becoming engaged citizens.






Collaborative Inquiry-Based 

Real-World Experiential Learning


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Pre-Incubation + E-Incubation + Post-Incubation



Trajectories of

Training and Mentoring



Online curricula


 ​Bridging  the gap between 


Hybrid training

EntreComp -




Beneficiaries equipped with skills, competences ​and a growth mindset

And have access to a virtual platform to spotlight their entrepreneurial enterprises

​to seek collaborators and to replicate their success


and Post-Incubation

Activities / Resources

in collaboration

with local Associate Partners 

for linkages that support


EYE Pre- and Post-Incubation activities


Recruitment phase for beneficiaries from 

targeted groups. At this stage of the project,

linkages are created with local entrepreneurship ecosystems

to network with actors that motivate the fostering of

entrepreneurship and economic development in a local region

and with other entrepreneurs at all stages of the process

of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Other linkages

created include for pathways toward gainful employment

and to guide those beneficiaries wanting

to return to formal education 



Incubation of ideas from those on the path to entrepreneurship

include testing and validation, developing a business model, 

the creation of a startup, with services for the business of

entrepreneurship. These include linkages with local  idea

centers/ecosystems and venture capitalist designed to

accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial

ventures. Other trainees will be equipped with ​skills for

enhanced employability, prepared with 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. 







Acquiring A

Growth Mindset



Real World

Collaborative Learning


You can consider failure

as the beginning and

the middle, but never

entertain it as an end.

Associates Pre- and Post-Incubation activities

​EntreComp + Real World

Inquiry-Based Learning to Acquire

A Growth Mindset 



Preparing for the

21st Century






​​​Per each area,  the framework defines 15 competences a person needs to be entrepreneurial. For each

competence, EntreComp provides a number of learning outcome statements that illustrate 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

coursework. 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 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 at

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ENTREPRENEURIAL: Having the capacity to act upon 
​opportunities and ideas

to transform them into financial, 

cultural or social value for others

Local mentoring

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EYE - E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs


​​​​​Stakeholders brought together for dialogue on the issues and challenges around which a training project

focuses is an option that can be pursued per the interest of local audiences. EYE supports digitally-enabled

collaborative learning and promotes tele-collaboration and virtual exchanges amongst EYE programming

participants. Visit the Dialogue Page   to learn more about virtual exchanges ​and the principles behind

dialogue the programme promotes.

EYE Virtual Exchanges support sustained, technology-enabled education programmes and activities for:
   *  People-To-People interactions to collaboratively analyze and address complex problems that

transcend borders. Targeted audiences for the project include stakeholders, public and private entities

educators and others coalescing around the issues tackled by the project. For EYENEET, for example,

those issues are centered around youth unemployment and underemployment, economic development

and employment sustainability. 
   * Beneficiary-To-Beneficiary interactions take place among project participants as a virtual
 exchange that

promotes intercultural exchanges via online facilitated dialogue sessions. During these sessions,small groups

of beneficiaries, including more or less equal numbers from the various pilots, have discussions led by a

facilitator trained to help move the conversation to a level that guarantees every participant's voice is heard. 
   * Teacher-To-Teacher / Trainer-To-Trainer / Mentor-To-Mentor rInteractions in Communities of Practice 




For Empowering Problem Solvers

and Workforce Preparedness

To Tackle




​The Trainer

- Exploring The Future of Work and Industry 4.0

- Community of Practice for Teachers, Instructors, Facilitators and Mentors

- Acquiring a growth mindset and EntreComp competences through e-learning 

- "Train the Trainer" workshops for ICT competency

- Knowledge Building through Inquiry-Based Collaborative Experiential Learning

-  Pathways to entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and jobs

- Enhanced employability for the job market

- Tools to acquire Knowledge Economy/21st Century skills for school, work,

engaged citizenship and entrepreneurship