iSEE - innovating Social Entrepreneurship Education

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.02.2020 - 31.12.2022

€607 167

€474 875

Project Summary:

The involvement in Social Entrepreneurship (SE) is at a low level with less than 1% of the business population undertaking such activities. In order to boost social entrepreneurship an education programme developed collaboratively with companies is needed.

The objective of the project is to innovate aligned professional, higher education in social entrepreneurship in Degree Programmes in four CB area countries. We will develop entrepreneurship education, as well as create SE training for companies' continuing education. The aim is to strengthen the role of social entrepreneurship within the CB area in the long run by developing an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the art of SE via company surveys: know-how of challenges and needs of SE in CB area.

As a result, the project will innovate SE learning materials: it will provide a new theory of SE and practical case studies aimed at ensuring the alignment of the curricula with society, and will develop a training module for companies.

Lead Partner

LAB-ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Country: FI

Partner budget: 237.169 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 177.877 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte

Country: LV

Partner budget: 97.549 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 82.917 EUR ERDF

Tartu Ülikool

Country: EE

Partner budget: 97.449 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 82.832 EUR ERDF

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan

Country: SE

Partner budget: 175.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 131.250 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Yhteiskunnallisten yritysten liitto ARVO ry

Country: FI

Sotsiaalsete ettevõtete võrgustik

Country: EE

Labklajibas ministrija

Country: LV

SE Forum

Country: SE

Expected results

The project contributes directly to the specific objective of the Call (more aligned vocational education and training programmes) by 1. creating both new learning materials on social entrepreneurship , i.e. one (1) jointly created learning material package, as well as; 2. a set of eight (8) new case studies to be used in applied science barchelor level education on social entrepreneurship. As a main result, 3. curriculum modules minimum 10 ECTS on social entrepreneurship aligned with work life will be created for the four participating education institutions - as they are at a different level in the quantity and quality of social entrepreneurship related professional training; The new materials will be put to use in the project partners newly created aligned social entrepreneurship curricula modules. Finally, 4. a training module addressed to companies will be created as professional continuing education to be offered by the project partners.