Crossborder Action Learning Entrepreneurship
sponsored bij Regional Networks


Intellectual Output 2:


EntreComp: a new educational concept

Manual for developing and implementing a new educational concept

Product: manual

A manual on how to realize and implement the new educational concept on cross border innovative entrepreneurship in action in a transnational context, elaborated on experience while executing the project.

Elements to be covered by the manual:

  • -guideline vision document : steps to be taken in creating a shared vision fitting in different educational
  • systems/entrepreneurial contexts
  • -outlines training concept : outlines transnational training concept for active entrepreneurship
  • -guidance model : instructions for guidance and coaching structure
  • -roadmap : guide for implementation


Outlines of the innovative Educational and Coaching concept on Entrepreneurial learning:

Education translated into a new educational EntreComp based training concept, for defining a shared concept on effective guidance and coaching and for concretizing this vision in a new concept for a flexible – partly cross-border- learning pathway supported by a database.
> virtual European Ecomlab (see also Intellectual Output 3)

In the run-up to the project application, the project partners have provisionally established the following outlines for the training concept: developing international entrepreneurial competences by deploying realistic activities, on entrepreneurship in action and on learning by doing .

The dominant feature of the innovative education concept is the prominent role for the student himself. In principle, the intention is that from the first moment on the student is first and foremost entrepreneurial active, engages in entrepreneurial activities and gets tailor-made support for his learning questions, based on a demand-driven need-to-know setup.

Teachers facilitate learning, monitor the learning process but do not dominate. The fact that parts of the curriculum will be organized jointly means that process, inputs and outcomes and the monitoring must be well coordinated, whereby a high-quality study and internship mobility on process and content can also be guaranteed.

Inspiration: the Lakéus learning model

When it comes to finding inspiring educational models for entrepreneurship education, it is important to refer to research commissioned by the OECD in 2015 ( see Appendix 7 Entrepreneurship in Education What, Why, When and How; Martin Lackéus, 2015 OECD) . Based on an overview of the current models in Entrepreneurship Education (EE) a new learning line model was introduced: the learning line model of Lackéus:

‘ The Lackéus learning-line model, commissioned by the OECD, has a different design than the previous models. It makes an explicit distinction between learning for broad versus narrow entrepreneurship. He describes the line for narrow entrepreneurship as a separate program for students who really want to become entrepreneurs (and therefore want to start businesses), while the line for broad entrepreneurship should be integrated into every curriculum and for all students.
An additional difference between the Lackéus model and the previous models is that this model is based more on activities than on competencies. Moreover, this model makes a direct link between different goals of EE (= the what) and the associated didactic approaches (= the how)’

This quote comes from additional Dutch research entitled Learning for Broad Entrepreneurship: Analysis of learning outcomes and learning activities conducted in 2018 by Wageningen University, Utrecht University and Vocational Education Expertise Center.

Based on the findings, this latest study – in line with the Lackéus model – contains 11 evidence-informed educational principles defined as input for both the evaluation of existing models and for the formulation of a joint new vision on active entrepreneurship education and its elaboration into concrete learning pathways.

Source: BGP Entrepeneurship in Education

Innovative elements

  • innovative international entrepreneurship education based on a joint vision and innovative training and coaching concepts            
  • a joint vision on entrepreneurial learning by doing translated into concrete outlines and actions, building bridges between three educational VET-cultures and – in terms of implementation – between three training – and (regional ) entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Expected Impact 

The educational vision widely supported in the entrepreneurial ecosystem leads to an effective approach, support and optimal guidance for students.


Final result: good practice: as a basic concept for new environments /new partnerships.

What we are working at...

Intellectual Outputs of the Project

EntreComp: new educational concept

EntreComp as the basis for active entrepreneurship education

The International Entrepreneurial Learning Pathway

supported by a multimedia data base within the virtual European Ecomlab fitting in the ECVET system

Teacher/Tutor training

for the project team and the participants of the participating organizations

Our aim is to create a good practice for transnational learning and  provides arguments to fit transnational entrepreneurship learning and teaching in the regular education budgets. Transnational cooperation is deepened within the participating networks,  expanding and integrating new partner networks of new regions can be a next step stimulating transnational education.