Entrepreneurial Skills Pass

10 Participating countries:

Summary

The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) was a three year project co-funded by the European Commission (under the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme) involving a consortium of 14 organisations across Europe.
The ESP is an international qualification that includes a full-year in-school mini-company experience; a self-assessment of entrepreneurial competences; an examination of business, economic and financial knowledge and the possibility to access further opportunities offered by small and large businesses, top higher institutions and international organisations across Europe.

Results

Description

The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) is an international qualification developed by a consortium of 14 organisations across Europe co-funded by the European Commission (under the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme) as well as by private sponsorships. Today, the ESP is available in 25 countries/organisations across. Europe.
The objective of the project was to develop an international qualification of the knowledge, skills, and competences acquired through an entrepreneurial experience. It consists of three key elements:
- a real entrepreneurial experience that takes place in school during the year and includes mentoring from business people and through competitions;
- a self-assessment where students involved in the entrepreneurial experience reflect on their competences as they progress through the year;
- a final examination of business skills and economic knowledge and the possibility to access further opportunities offered by small and large businesses, top higher institutions and international organisation across Europe.
The ESP’s goals are to provide a certification tool which can help improve job prospects and act as more comprehensive proof of the skills and competences employers are looking for; train and certify more teachers in vocational schools to use the tools that lead to the certification; engage and involve business and industry by having them participate in entrepreneurship education activities in schools as well as endorse the certificate by offering ongoing development opportunities for successful candidates. Ultimately ESP will track gains in entrepreneurial competences and penetration of methodology.


Main Outputs/Results:
- Develop the certification package in 9 languages of the EU Grant + 11 additional ones (Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, English, French, German for Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Russian, Turkish).
- 20 language versions of the online tools for teachers and students
- 5,881 students who successfully obtain the certificate
- 292 businesses were involved at both the national and European level
- 1081 VET teachers + 630 academic teachers trained (total: 1711 teachers)
- 566 participating VET schools + 284 academic schools (total: 850 schools)
- 116 networking activities at national level (NFG)
- 4 international events


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The ESP website aims to support the implementation, management and promotion of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.


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Typology: Product 9 - Websites, databases
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Development & localisation of the final online exam system of the ESP.


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Typology: Product 3 - Innovative education and training modules
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The ESP demo is an exam Guide for Students.


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Typology: Product 2 - Handbooks, manuals, other training tools
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The ESP teachers’ toolkit is an online tool for teachers involved in the ESP. It provides teachers with a step-by-step description of the qualification process, additional learning materials and explanations about how to use these them.


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Typology: Product 2 - Handbooks, manuals, other training tools
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The online self-assessment tool was designed for the ESP students to assess their entrepreneurial competences as they progress throughout the year.


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Typology: Product 3 - Innovative education and training modules
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The quality assurance plan supports the quality and evaluation activities of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.


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External Final Evaluation Report of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.


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Typology: Product 1 - Reports and studies
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The ESP E-Brief is the project newsletter that offers an update on the project achievement.


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Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
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Public Part of the Progress Report submitted to the European Commission.


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External Interim Evaluation Report of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.


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External Final Evaluation Report of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.


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Final report of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass project


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ESP Final Report.pdf
Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.

Coordinator

Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship

Ejlskovsgade 3D, 5000, Odense C
beate@ffe-ye.dk
+4565452462
+4565452499


Partners

Junior Achievement Romania
28-30 Excelsoir Center 9th floor 010016 Bucharest Romania, Bucharest


Media e-solution GmbH
Karnther Strasse 311 A-8054 Graz Austria, Graz


Austrian federal Economic Chamber WKO
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63 1040 Vienna Austria, Vienna


Junior Achievement Czech Republic
Jindrisska 20 110 00 Prague Czech Republic, Prague


JA Europe
Rue Victor Oudart 7 1030 Brussels Belgium, Brussels


Junior Achievement Greece
80 Dionisou Avenue Drosia 14572 Athens Greee, Athens


Junior Achievement Slovakia
Galvaniho 7/D Bratislava 821 04 Slovakia, Bratislava


Junior Enterprise Austria
Rudolfplatz 10 1010 Vienna Austria, Vienna


CSR Europe
Rue Victor Oudart 7 1030 Brussels Belgium, Brussels


Young Enterprise Switzerland
Thurgauerstrasse 119 Postfach 1014 8065 Zurich Switzerland, Zurich


Junior Achievement Italy
Via Rossini 6/8 20122 Milan Italy, Milan


Junior Achievement Estonia
Lauteri 1 10114 Tallinn Estonia, Tallinn


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