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Kis- és középvállalatok működtetésének európai rendszere
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project will be implemented by the Centre for Business Vocational Training of Budapest Károlyi Mihály Bilingual Vocational School of Economics; Kent School of English, Broadstairs, UK and WBS Training AG, Dresden, Germany and their local partners. The present project has two main goals. Firstly, to provide students both studying in years 9 to 12 (that is before their final examinations) and taking part in higher vocational training the opportunity to get acquainted with the European system of running small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Great Britain and Germany, and as a result gain insight into the business practices of developed EU member countries, and after graduation be able to use their experience in the course of their career. It is important that our students apply and strengthen their academic knowledge acquired in the classroom in practice as well. To underline this goal, the evaluation of the students' internship achievements issued by the recipient institutions is taken into consideration in the course of the assessment of the their academic performance. It is our intention that the participants experience the mobility as wholly as possible and acquire such experience that can boost their self-confidence in their native environment.A possible solution to the high rate of unemployment among young graduates can be starting up their own enterprises, and we expect that the acquired experience could even trigger the entrepreneurial spirit in them in the long term. An additional goal is that they apply their already existing knowledge and the skills enhanced in the course of the preparatory week in practice and in a foreign language environment. Our project also aims at fostering the students' language skills for professional purposes, which they can directly utilise at the forthcoming school leaving examination and language examinations. Participation in our project can also contribute to a more successful performance in higher education.The second aim of the project is to enable teachers of Economics to experience and study the economy, enterprises and culture of an economically developed EU member state. Additionally, they could enhance their professional, linguistic and methodological repertoire and share their experiences and the acquired good practices with colleagues in our school or in other institutions. As a consequence our teachers and the school can gain a competitive edge.Participants of the project will be selected from those 9th-12th grade students who specialise in commerce-marketing, business administration and economics, but have not completed their secondary education yet, as well as from the higher education vocational courses for finance-accountancy also provided by our school. Additionally, teachers of economics and entrepreneurship are planned to participate in the programme. Those students specialising in business administration will be definitely placed to businesses operating in that field, as we intend to validate their work experience period as part of their compulsory professional practice (ECVET). In the case of the other two groups the nature of the business of their work experience place is not so relevant, as they will be focusing on the financial and accounting procedures and practices of the enterprises, which are more or less the same at most SMEs. In the framework of the teacher mobility the participants can study the local enterprises in addition to an intensive language and methodology course.Besides the above mentioned goals, we also hope to enhance the mobility of our students and teachers and in the future they will be more confident in terms of choosing other EU countries as their place of study or work. It is part of the expected results that our students and the participating teachers share their experience with their peers or colleagues, and as a consequence encourage them to take part in similar projects in the future.The implementation of the project is planned in three stages. The preparatory phase, that is contracting with the partners, tendering and selecting the students, preparation, organisation, assigning the work experience places, will be carried out between 7th December 2015 and 13th August/8th October/22nd October 2016 (German and students’ and teachers’ UK mobility respectively). Mobilities will take place between 14th August-10th September 2016 in Dresden; between 9th October-6th November 2016 in Broadstairs including one week of business German/English language preparatory course and three weeks of work experience. The teacher mobility is planned to last from 23rd to 30th October 2016. The evaluation and dissemination of the project (sharing results, exchanging experience, financial report) is scheduled between 7th November 2016 and 31st May 2017.
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