Summary


Entrepreneurship is first and foremost a mind-set. It covers an individual’s motivation and capacity, independently or within an organisation, to identify an opportunity and to pursue it in order to produce new value or economic success. It takes creativity or innovation to enter and compete in an existing market, to change or even to create a new market. To turn a business idea into success requires the ability to blend creativity or innovation with sound management and to adapt a business to optimise its development during all phases of its lifecycle.

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. To further the entrepreneurship agenda, the Commission will act in five strategic policy areas 18 that the respondents to the Green Paper identified as being crucial for boosting the current entrepreneurial dynamism in the EU, including the promotion entrepreneurial mind-sets. The public consultation emphasised the need for better appreciation of entrepreneurs and greater awareness of a career as an entrepreneur. The Commission will, together with Member States under the open method of coordination, promote entrepreneurship, presenting role models and highlighting the responsible behaviour of many entrepreneurs who respect both today’s and the future needs of our societies…

The “Birth of Ideas” project has three main lines: the future entrepreneur, the youth group and the staff of the LAG.

The following objectives were defined by the project’s partners:

  • To train social and economic agents for promoting creativity and analyse rural experiences of entrepreneurs.
  • To train young entrepreneurs from rural area;
  • To facilitate access to social and economic agents training by offering online learning based on Open Educational Resources (OERs) tailored for individual learners.
  • To make aware about self-employment of young people in rural areas.
  • To foster the provision of adult learners’ key competences coherent with employment-related issues, particularly on the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.
  • To strengthen the capacities of adult education (AE) organisations active in the field of employment-related training to offer a high quality ICT-based training tailored for individual learners with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities; such as rural youth
  • 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.
  • To raise awareness of the options offered by the rural heritage.
  • To help keeping the rural population and prevent migration to big cities.
  • To boost the economy of rural areas.
  • To improve the quality of life in rural areas.

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.

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