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Id 1022
Title Enterprise Village - how does it work?
Language EN

Year of submission 2018
01. Title of the measure Enterprise Village
02. Country
03. Language English
04. Contact details
Responsible organisation MTÜ Ettevõtlusküla
Name and Surname of contact person Mehis Pärn
Street and number Rebase 5-31
Postal code 50104
City Tartu
Country EE
E-mail of contact person
Website of organisation

05. SBA policy area Promoting entrepreneurship
06. Source EEPA - European Enterprise Promotion Award
07. Description of the measure Enterprise Village is a roleplay game to teach entrepreneurship. Players simulate entrepreneurial situations using real life interaction and IT simultaneously. Roleplay is held in specially equipped and designed room that imitates a business street of a town, where players divided into smaller groups run different companies. Game tasks require creativity, cooperation and entrepreneurial, financial and economical knowledge and skills. Trained facilitators help and encourage players to experiment and analyse their fails and successes.
08. Objectives To promote knowledge of economics, entrepreneurship and financial wisdom

09. Duration (dd/mm/yyyy)
Start Date 01/06/2010
End Date Measure open-ended
Other Information
10. Target group Our main target group is ­students ­aged between 5-18 as learners/players of the roleplay games. And their teachers.
11. Have you consulted business organisations before submitting this measure? Yes
11.1 Comments/testimonial by business organisation/entrepreneur The winner of the Estonian preliminary round for the 2017 European Enterprise Promotion Awards
12. Why is this measure a success? Please give information on results and achievements. We have created a sustainable and innovative educational social enterprise without any remarkable public sector financial support.
13. Problems that had to be overcome and lessons learned Gained knowledge and skills on how to create and develop roleplay games for teaching. Keeping the organization lean, we can be sustainable and more effective than public educational institutions.
14. Information on the measure can be provided in the following languages
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