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The ILO has integrated many of its existing

technical projects into five flagship programmes,

designed to enhance the efficency and impact of

its development cooperation with constituents on

a global scale.

will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no

one is left behind.  Lofty goals, indeed, and by training Problem Solvers, we contribute toward accelerating the SDGs.

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EYE facilitators are certified and trained to conduct virtual exchanges under the

Erasmus+ Model of facilitated dialogue. The European Commission is keen to have 

virtual exchange activities include facilitated dialogue, and are, therefore, an important

part of EU Commission-funded transnational projects. Multiplier events are a required

component of most projects funded by the European Commission and other multilateral

donor agencies. 

The EYE model incorporates two proven models of dialogue that support meaningful


*  To create a sharing enviornment amongst beneficiaries, virtual exchanges promote 

facilitated small-group dialogue in a semi-structured format via telecollaboration, which

can include videoconferencing and other virtual connections. 

*  To coalesce stakeholders around the issues associated with youth unemployment,

multiplier events are organised to share the intellectual outputs of EYE projects with a

wider audience. These venues are especially important to raise awareness and disseminate

information about the issues and the project's outcomes. 

​Multiplier events can be an effective mechanism to focus attention on the magnitude of the

youth unemployment and associated problems, build awareness,and share research results.

Multiplier events also present opportunities to focus on specific topics of interest to a targeted

audience, such as the plight of refugees, the status of women ​in the workforce, or the barriers

faced by the disabled in securing gainful employment or becoming ​successful entrepreneurs

in terms of starting a business.​​This last topic of interest gained prominence in the EYENEET

​agenda when our research yielded statistics on youth unemployed who are also disabled we

could not ignore when developing our training strategies as a partial solution to the problem.

"Entrepreneurship" holds different meaning for different people.  For some, entrepreneurship means starting

a business.  For others, it means employing the business model of starting a new enterprise toward improving

society. The European Commission has defined entrepreneurship as a set of competences that prepares people

to be responsible and enterprising individuals.Through its European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework,

entrepreneurship is defined as a competence to identify and act upon opportunities and ideas to transform them

into financial, cultural or social value for others. For EYE, entrepreneurship means taking new skills and

competences and applying them toward becoming problem solvers - identifying a problem and finding a viable

solution for it. This allows people to apply entrepreneurship as a competence both in becoming more employable, 

in starting a new business to create products and services of value that fulfill a need, and for addressing the

challenges faced by humankind in need of a solution. 

According to the OECD - the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the idea of infusing

entrepreneurship training into education has spurred much enthusiasm in the last few decades because of the

promises it holds of resulting in myriad benefits to a global society, such as economic growth, job creation and

increased societal resilience, as well as sustaining resilient communities, promoting social equity and reversing

environmental degradation toward the well-being of planet Earth and all its inhabitants. Well-BeingEntrepreneurship

Education in its varied dimensions also supports individual growth, increased school engagement and improved

equality, as well as giving individuals from disadvantaged communities the skills to pursue entrepreneurship in all

its dimensions. Putting this idea into practice, however, has posed significant challenges despite the stated positive

effects. EYE embraces entrepreneurship as 

                    the capacity to act upon opportunities and ideas  

to transform them into financial, cultural or social value for others 

with a training model that combines entrepreneurship education with inquiry-based learning to enable trainees

to become problem-solvers. The skills they acquire through the EYE Model of 

                                                            training + pathways + telecollaboration 

can be applied to meeting 21st Century workforce demands and for pursuing entrepreneurial  business ​ventures.

Resilient Communities *  Economic Opportunity  *  Social Equity  *  Environmental Well-Being

The EYE Theory of Change develops a shared  understanding of the problem and outlines interventions

that will lead to outcomes that ultimately can contribute tools to find solutions to whatever problem is

being studied. Capitalizing on efforts across the world during several decades of categorizing concrete

challenges faced by a global society, EYE focuses real-world learning around several groupings of

issues that can prompt EYE trainees creating entrepreneurial ventures that create financial, cultural

or social value for others. 

International Labour Organizations' Flagship Programmes

In 2017, Eurofound announced the “lack of education and lack of work experience are two main driving factors in increasing the

likelihood of a young person becoming long-term unemployed.” Europe’s statistical agency joins a plethora of institutions and

organizations issuing a clarion call for action to address these challenges and move the needle toward lower youth unemployment

rates by training for skills acquisition.

EYE addresses the United Nation's Sustainable Development goals on several dimensions. Training for skills and

competences, for example, can lift individuals out of extreme poverty and contribute to the economic development

of an area with the creation of jobs and entrepreneurship. The computer-supported collaborative learning of our

blended learning model can focus on the sustainable development goals and their targets as topics in phenomenon

inquiry-based learning that would prepare students at a young age to take bold and transformative steps that are

urgently needed to solves some of the most challenges problems facing society. 

EYE targets a disabled population as beneficiaries of training. Additionally, our dialogue and

multiplier events are positioned to raise awareness of the issues faced by unemployed youth

who are also disabled.

Finance &


EYE aligns with the World Bank's STEP Skills Measurement Program (STEP) to better understand skill requirements 

in the labor market, backward linkages between skills acquisition and educational achievement, and forward linkages

between skills acquisition and living standards, reductions in inequality and poverty, social inclusion, and economic growth.


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The International Labour Organisation reports that it is much harder for women to find a job than it is for men.

When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little

improvement forecast in the near future. EYE addresses this issue by making a special effort to recruit

women to the project.


A SMART city is an urban area that collects data and

to manage assets and resources efficiently. This includes

data collected from citizens, devices, and assets that is

processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic

and transportation systems, power plants, water supply

networks, waste management, crime detection, 

information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and

other community services.  Read more about SMART

cities here.

Community resilience is the sustained ability of a 

community to utilize available resources (energy, 

communication, transportation, food, etc.) to respond

to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations

(e.g. economic collapse to global catastrophic risks). 

This allows for the adaptation and growth of a community

after disaster strikes. A resilient community is one that has

prepared for, and can thus absorb, recover from, and adapt to the disruptive event. Communities that are resilient are able to

minimize any disaster, making the return to normal life as effortless as possible. By implementing a community resilience plan,

a community can come together and overcome any disaster, while rebuilding physically and economically.  Read more about

resilient communities here.

Lacking skills

demanded by

the 21st Century


EYE Theory of Change Regarding Entrepreneurship...

A project of Global Skills Network

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The Problem...

Jobs, New Businesses,

Economic Growth

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EYE supports training in line with the European Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan that aims to ease the creation of

new businesses and create more supportive environments for entrepreneurs to thrive and grow. EE2020 is a blueprint

for action to unleash Europe's entrepreneurial potential, removing existing obstacles and revolutionizing the culture of

entrepreneurship in the EU through the support of three Action Pillars:
                    1. Education to entrepreneurship: Supports a priority to get more people into

                        work and to equip them with better skills throughout their career paths and

                        working lives.
                    2. Adequate business environment: Having a high quality regulatory framework

                        that provides legal certainty and predictability as a prerequisite for setting up

                        a business.
                    3. Promotion of entrepreneurship towards young people and women, and supporting

                        the development of transversal and entrepreneurial skills to improve the employability

                        of young people.
EYE –The E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs – constitutes an intervention directed primarily toward the

E2020 Action Pillars, to reignite the culture of entrepreneurship in Europe and nurture a new generation of

entrepreneurs. Secondarily, it supports E2020 Action Pillars 1 and 3, to equip ​people with skills.​



- our beneficiaries are locked out of the job market primarily because they lack the skills that are in demand

by the 21st Century workforce;.

-  economic growth and social cohesion prosper with improved labour market outcomes for young people

and the promotion of  entrepreneurial endeavors by young people that create new businesses and new jobs;

​- training for the skills in demand by employers will lead NEETs to a wide range of social advantages such

as improved future employment, engaged citizenship and better mental and physical health;

- the mass exodus of qualified professionals, often referred to as a country's "brain drain" or  skilled emigration

that hit hardest in our targeted areas, can be reversed to boost productivity and contribute to economic growth;
- despite rapid advances in technology that have created a demand for workers with skills that are not

included in the curricula of mainstream education, the ever-widening skills gaps across all industries can be

mitigated in part by training for Knowledge Economy skills such as critical thinking,collaboration, communication

and creativity in addition to acquiring a growth mindset;

- by educating individuals from disadvantaged populations such as NEETs, including refugees, as well as women

and individuals with disabilities, and creating pathways toward gainful employment and/or entrepreneurship to

start a business enterprise, we are able to contribute toward breaking the cycle of poverty while also contributing

 to the economic development of a region;  ​

- many young people have limited access to information about what to expect of the labour market or what it takes

to become a successful entrepreneur. We assume that by creating pathways to gainful employment and

entrepreneurship, we are also creating outlets for the marketable skills they will have acquired through the

training project.  ​​

Skills, Competences,

Growth Mindset

In 2015,  the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

Development and its 17 Sustainable Development 

Goals were adopted by world leaders at the UN

Summit. Over the next fifteen years, countries 


the capacity to act upon

ideas and opportunities  

to transform them into

financial, cultural or 

social value for others.





EYE - Combining Proven Learning Strategies...



SMART Cities &

Resilient Communities

​​​​The EYE training model maximizes the impact of proven strategies for effective teaching and learning by

combining both training for skillsets required to become entrepreneurial and inquiry-based real world learning. 

Thus, we have created a common denominator to train individuals to develop skills and competences that

enable them to become problem solvers. In the process, our trainees acquire valuable skills demanded by

today's employers; they also develop a capacity to act upon opportunities and ideas to transform them into 

value for others that can be applied to the workforce as well as to entrepreneurship in starting a business.

By delivering the coursework via distance learning methodologies, we also eliminate barriers to learning

caused by geographic constraints.

Our model starts with the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, also known as EntreComp,

aimed at developing entrepreneurship competences.The 8-level progression model sets forth a comprehensive

list of learning outcomes toward making someone entrepreneurial. EntreComp elements are woven into the

EYE model for trainees to acquire entrepreneurship competency defined by the framework set forth by the

European Commission.  

Real world learning, a combination of inquiry-based collaborative learning and project-based learning

around themes or subject matters, referred to as phenomenon learning pedagogies, form the foundational 

base of the EYE training model to support the teaching and learning of Knowledge Economy competences

as skills in demand by the 21st Century workforce.​​

Growth mindset revolves around the belief that a person can improve his or her intelligence, ability

and performance. The opposite, a fixed mindset, refers to the belief that a person’s talents are set in

stone. Mindset is malleable, which means that when a person develops a growth mindset, they learn

more effectively and efficiently.



The Importance of Dialogue...

​​​​​EYE considered a range of scholarly literature and research to develop our Theory of Change. In the

process,we identified our alignment with priority goals of several intergovernmental organizations and 

multilateral institutionsto alleviate poverty, transform education and promote the acquisition of

entrepreneurship skills:

The United Nations Children's Fund and The World Bank report on disability being an important development

issue with an increasing body of evidence showing that persons with disabilities experience worse socioeconomic

outcomes and poverty than persons without disabilities. 



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Real-World Learning Via

Inquiry-based Collaborative Learning

EYE - E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs

The United Nations

Sustainable Development


Participation in EYE projects allows partners to

• Understand the concepts behind UNESCO's Informational and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Competency Framework for Teaching (CFT) for knowledge deepening, knowledge creation and ICT literacy
• Learn the basic principles of Knowledge Building and become more familiar with the benefits of this

type of pedagogy for 21st Century learning and teaching.
• Acquire skills to implement the Knowledge Forum electronic workspace and incorporate assessment

tools and managing small group learning tasks.

• Incorporate methodologies in teaching practices such as knowledge building for critical thinking and

collaboration as well as videoconferencing for ongoing communication and networking amongst educators
* Join an international network of teachers, administrators and technicians in a Community of Practice to

share knowledge, experiences and best practice​​



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