A new coalition for boosting entrepreneurship education in Europe

 

Most university entrepreneurship courses still focus on the creation of new ventures. We believe that professors and students can benefit from a more holistic and personal development oriented approach that applies not only to starting a new company, but also more broadly to students for whom the entrepreneurial mindset will be of value even if they do not plan to start a company.

The eTime initiative, finance by the European Commission (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises -EASME), and implemented by a coalition of 8 organizations, will offer to HEI educators a flexible blended learning train the trainer program (introductory workshop, a number of time- and location-flexible basic and advanced on-site modules, accompanied by virtual teaching formats, and personal mentoring) and a set of tools (open community platform, toolkit and MOOCs) to boost their capacity to deliver compelling and holistic entrepreneurship education courses.
The approach of the coalition embraces experiential learning to build skills and attitudes such as problem-solving, human empathy, teamwork, communication, self-efficacy, adaptability, alertness, tenacity, and resilience.

THA is partner of the eTime coalition together with Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (leading the coalition); Universidade de Aveiro; Lulea University of Technology; Athens University of Economics and Business; Tampere University of Applied Sciences; Technopolis Group;  J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia plus 7 external experts/organizations supporting the coalition.

If you wish to have more information about the project or host a thematic Workshop in your institution, please get in touch via our contact form