CBEwB Central Baltic Student Enterprises without Borders
For contributing to more entrepreneurial central Baltic youth, the Junior Achievement (JA) organisations from Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and Finland joined forces to create joint student companies (business simulations) across borders. The project activities took place during 3 school years, totaling 78 joint student companies with 480 participants from 55 schools.
Learning materials were developed for entrepreneurship education in all four countries and teachers were trained for moderating and consulting student companies at schools. During three years a well functioning model of forming and managing international business simulations was developed. At the end of the project a Teachers Guide was published online for making the process of student joint companies sustainable. This guide was published first in English and then translated to all four languages. It was made available for all teachers in participating countries but also shared with all countries in the network of Junior Achievement Europe, the organization of 42 countries. All JA organisations became experts in this field which is a valuable resource of knowledge for this region but also for the whole Europe.
Three kick-off conferences were organised, followed by three innovation camps. Every year CBEwB students participated together in four student company trade fairs in all countries.
Teachers got teacher training combined with kick-off conferences, innovation camps and trade fairs in Latvia and Sweden. Final student conference and teachers conference were organised each spring.
- 78 joint student companies
- 480 participating young people
- 55 schools took part