Entrepreneurship Education goes (South) East
How to change the mindset of young people studying engineering or Information Technology in post- communist countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and Russia? How to make these students more innovative and daring, how to encourage them to consider – yes, risky! – careers as entrepreneurs instead of aiming at safe but rather unpromising jobs in the public sector? These young people are the ones who can make crucial contributions to the development of their countries, but often enough they are reluctant to do so.
These questions were intensively discussed in the kick-off meeting of the EU project REBUS – Ready for Business, hosted by die Berater® in Vienna. In the next three years REBUS will develop and implement new forms of entrepreneurial learning in the countries mentioned above. Entrepreneurship cannot be learnt in class-rooms, but through practice-oriented learning like project, mentoring programmes, internships of transnational mobility. These practical activities will be accompanied by blended learning and validation through the well-proven Level5 approach which will make the acquired competences visible to the students themselves and to prospective employers.
More information about this exciting project to follow…