#empl-oi enabled the extension of a cooperative structure with business partners in order to ensure more favorable circumstances for students; facilitated productive and targeted university-business cooperation; diversified the offer of entrepreneurial activities within local hubs. Each local hub provided high quality and frequent entrepreneurial activities of various kinds (workshops, presentation, guest lectures, creative tasks and challenges for students, entrepreneurial tasks and specific skill development trainings).
The activities targeted four main groups:
Students: who are the immediate beneficiaries of the project. It seeked to offer real-life and project-based learning experience in the frame of social entrepreneurship courses and activities. The project also lookds for a better awareness of one’s entrepreneurial skills as well as trainings or practical; and professional interventions in the academic process. Students are the end-users of the online courses and the target group for the majority of the project activities.
Academic staff: was actively involved in the promotion of the entrepreneurial experience. Raising awareness about skill-mismatches and the employers’ perspective, as well as establishing settings for close collaboration with companies affected the learning and teaching process and increased the relevance of education. Academic staff had the opportunity to implement and potentially integrate in their respective curricula the online course on social entrepreneurship.
Enterprises and Companies: Companies could link the academic world with the employment world, create meaningful and sustainable collaboration pathways and provide excellent opportunities for students to merge academic knowledge with practical challenges. Our aim was regular, targeted and sustainable cooperation.
Policy-makers and Stakeholders: They received the final booklet of the project at the Final Conference (output of the project #empl-oi), so as to ensure an optimal impact of the project not only within the scope of the consortium members but also national and European stakeholders or policy-makers.