Search for European Projects

Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools
Start date: Feb 1, 2012,

The now established importance of the creative industries to the European economy, and the challenges that creative businesses share in attracting young people with the right kind of skills and competences, mean that entrepreneurship education at secondary school-level is now a key issue.The CENTRES network (Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools) aims to promote ways in which entrepreneurship skills that meet the needs of the creative industries can be developed within secondary schools in close partnership with creative businesses.CENTRES is based on an innovative pedagogical approach of bringing creative people, entrepreneurs and pupils together to engage in practical learning, based on real life situations and mentoring.The CENTRES consortium consists of 9 partners from 8 Member States, with a wide range of experience and specialisms. Through meetings, conferences and an online knowledge bank and community, the network will identify and exchange good, innovative practice in entrepreneurship education, which will then be piloted in schools to allow good practice to be tested and further developed to ensure it is transferable to other European countries.The diversity of the consortium and its engagement throughout the project with a wide network of stakeholders from education, research, government and business will create new - and catalyse existing – transnational education dialogues and foster a better understanding of how to prepare young people for future employability within the creative economy.Concrete outputs of the project are:An online community of interest centred around an online knowledge bank containing best practice models, methodologies, materials and guidelines to assist schools and other educators in delivering entrepreneurship education in partnership with creative businessesPractice-based recommendations to policy-makers at national and European level on how creative entrepreneurship education can be mainstreamed within education
Up2Europe Ads



8 Partners Participants