The objective of the project is to develop a sustainable international educational infrastructure for intermediate students to identify and activate transnational entrepreneurial opportunities, realized by the participating educational organizations and supported by their specific regional networks using existing entrepreneurial educational capacities for an International Entrepreneurial Lab Network (IELN). A virtual European Ecomlab will be created as a transnational context that supports new flexible – partly cross-border- learning pathways based on the EntreComp concept fitting in three educational VET-cultures of the participants.
Nowadays the majority of entrepreneurial start-ups are done by intermediate VET-students (MBO), predominantly based on local opportunities that lack an transnational or international perspective. To identify transnational or international opportunities a different mindset is needed and specific learning pathways should be communicated in a -multimedia- way that fits in the mindset of this generation.
The context is a further cooperation of transnational education of the educational organizations:
- ROC van Twente (NL) ,
- HLW Kufstein (A) ,
- Berufskolleg Niederberg (D)
strongly connected in their regional entrepreneurial ecosystems:
- ROZ Hengelo (NL),
- Wirtschaftskammer Tirol (A) and
- NFTE (D).
All three are vocational schools, secondary level, providing vocational training Levels 2 – 4 and 5- that prepare trainees for jobs related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation focusing on their regional labour market. We estimate that some 6-7% of our students can potentially be involved in the program.