Crossborder Action Learning Entrepreneurship
sponsored bij Regional Networks

The objective of the project is:

  • to develop a sustainable international educational infrastructure for VET- 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).


This chapter unravels the recommendations that could be enforced by ROC van Twente to align the expectations of three partners to create a successful entrepreneurship lab. As recommendations, the researcher provides a simplified framework that entails all the competencies expected by the partners for the new lab. Additionally, the performance indicators for each competency will be provided to the research institution that is based on EntreComp.  The researcher hopes to add value to this project through presenting the qualitative measurement for each entrepreneurship competence that could potentially satisfy all three engaged partners and act as a foundation to create a standard quality measurement system for the new international Elab.

However, the key areas of focus to align partners’ expectations are as follows:

  • The curriculum of the new lab should manifest the proper balance between the theoretical knowledge and practical assignments.
  • The organization is recommended to render an independent learning environment where students realize their full potential with a strong focus on enterprising in an international context.
  • It is recommended to use the simplified framework and the performance measurement tool demonstrated beneath, as a foundation as it entails interests and expectations of all three partners.

The figure illustrated above is the streamlined EntreComp framework that entails all the competencies that were identified crucial by three different partners. Hence, it is recommended to exert this framework on the new international lab. The competence area is divided into sections:

Ideas and opportunities: Creativity, Intercultural & sustainable thinking, Spot opportunities, Vision

Resources: Digitization, Self-awareness & Self-efficacy, Financial & economic literacy, Mobilize resources/ others, Motivation & perseverance

Into Action: Learning by doing, working with others, Taking initiatives, Planning & management,