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The Action Plan for Entrepreneurship sets the objective to encourage more people to start businesses and to help entrepreneurs thrive by helping them to fully realise their ambitions and by providing an enabling business climate. The “Birth of Ideas” project will boost to the entrepreneurship, presenting creative projects models and highlighting the responsible behaviour of many entrepreneurs who respect both today’s and the future needs of our rural zones, specially between young people in rural areas.
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An European partnership large and diverse enough to incorporate many different cultural, educational, social and economic backgrounds, languages and experiences.
The partnership reflects European and national NGOs and companies, to ensure all relevant and experienced practitioners are brought together to boost to the entrepreneurship, presenting creative projects models and highlighting the responsible behavior of many entrepreneurs who respect both today’s and the future needs of our rural zones, specially between young people in rural areas.
This project proposal is innovative as it offers new educational methods for working, aimed at AE organisations.
The project are develop to facilitate training process intended for social and economic agents related to entrepreneurship, as Local Action Groups (LAG), companies, associations, …, by analysing entrepreneurship experiences in rural areas and training creative skills.
The “Birth of Ideas” Project will foster to the entrepreneurship, presenting creative projects models and highlighting the responsible behaviour of many entrepreneurs who respect both today’s and the future needs of our rural zones, specially between young people in rural areas.
The Green Paper. Entrepreneurship in Europe (Brussels, 21.1.2003. COM(2003) 27 final) and the Action Plan: The European agenda for Entrepreneurship. Brussels, 11.02.2004, pose the need to work on entrepreneurship.
The project has a strong link with the European policies for employment and education. The “Europe 2020” strategy for growth and employment sets a target to achieve a 75% employment rate for the working-age population (20-64 years). The European Commission acknowledges that growth and employment in Europe crucially depend on its population having the right skills.
The project Birth of Ideas is innovative as it produces innovative learning model (O1) to foster the entrepreneurship spirit of learners with fewer opportunities into labour market, as young people in rural areas, by stimulation of creativity and analysis of rural entrepreneurship experiences and training the creative skill.
The model is a complex of two interconnected freely-accessible online learning tools helping AE organisations to stimulate entrepreneurship: Analysis of Rural experiences entrepreneurships and techniques to training creative skills
“Birth of Ideas” focuses on the creating process of ideas, using creativity techniques and analysis of experiences in rural areas, adapting the methodology to young entrepreneurs. The project “Birth of Ideas” will create materials that stimulate creativity and analysis of opportunities for young people in rural environments.The materials use audio-visual language and will be used to train the rural social agents that are in contact with young people.This project reinforces the policy of rural development that has been managed by the coordinator group and all the rural development tools organized by the EU (LIDERA, LEADER or LEADER+ progammes). As well as in the other regions of the partners, the entrepreneurship education with young people has been a priority axis.
O1. Innovative model for training the creative skills of young entrepreneurs in rural areas (IMCRA)
O2. Organisation modernisation for the entrepreneurship in rural areas model (OMRA)
The main aim of IMCRA model is to foster (re-)integration of learners with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities into labour market.
The objectives are the following:
- to contribute to a reduction of number of low-skilled adults by upgrading their creative skills coherent with employment-related key competences needed for successful integration into the nowadays labour market;
- to increase motivation of people with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities to integrate into labour market using participatory approach based on knowhow of the possibilities of rural areas;
- to improve access to employment-related training for people with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities by offering learning opportunities tailored for individual learners based on employment-related Open Education Resources (OERs);
- to promote take-up of innovative practises in employment-related training by supporting participatory learning approach, reversed training and Open Educational Resources (OERs) on employment related issues;
- to increase motivation of people with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities to learn by providing information on validation of non-formal and informal learning.
The main aim of OMRA model is to prepare the AE organisations and their staff for effective implementation of the new educational methods and tools proposed by the IMCRA model within the AE organisations. The objectives are the following:
- to strengthen the capacities of AE organisations active in the field of employment-related training to offer high quality ICT-based learning tailored for individual learners with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities, such as rural young people;
- to enhance the professional development of AE staff by introducing new innovative educational methods: Open Educational Resources (OERs), blended-learning approach and new role of trainer as a facilitator using learners’ participatory approach;
- to increase participation of people with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities in learning and employability, such as rural young people, by developing facilitator-support services within AE organisations;
- to reinforce links between AE organisations, LAGs, business organisations and world of work (enterprises) in order to increase the relevance of employment-related learning provision to the nowadays labour market needs, as is the entrepreneurial spirit, environment analysis and creative skills.
Birth Of Ideas project has been funded with support from the European Commission, under ERASMUS+, with the reference number 2015-1-ES01-KA204-015658. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.