Central Baltic Student Enterprises without Borders

P1 Competitive economy

1.2. More entrepreneunial youth

Central Baltic

01.09.2015 - 30.04.2019

€1 726 220

€1 379 481

Project Summary:

ENDED. The objective of the CBEwB project is to have more entrepreneurial youth in the Central Baltic region. Until now the focus has been on local entrepreneurship education and it has been a challenge to support international activities. In the CBEwB project students take initiative in creating international student companies with students from other Central Baltic countries. Students meet, develop ideas, create and manage their companies and sell products together.

The project starts with a seminar where students get acquainted, find a common business idea and create the first EwB’s. The student company partners work closely together and visit trade fairs to sell their products. The companies are closed down in a year followed by an analysis of the used methods and their outcomes, leading to further developing the model. The project activities include training also for teachers and business mentors as well as producing learning materials.

During the project at least 50 international student companies are created. Altogether this will result in better teachers and more young people with CB networks and competence in international business. At least 300 students, 80 teachers and 50 mentors participate in the project.

Lead Partner

Sihtasutus Junior Achievement Eesti

Country: EE


Partner budget: 520.332 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 442.283 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Latvija

Country: LV


Partner budget: 327.830 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 278.656 EUR ERDF

Nuori Yrittäjyys ry

Country: FI


Partner budget: 447.714 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 335.786 EUR ERDF

Ung Företagsamhet Sverige

Country: SE


Partner budget: 430.344 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 322.758 EUR ERDF

Expected results

We plan to have at least 50 joint SCs during the three years.
Every autumn (3) starts with a kick-off conference with 100 students. There the first joint SCs are started and ideas created. The number of started joint SCs can be different every year.
Innovation camps with 100 students per year. Students who did not get an idea or did not find a partner get a second chance. NB! It is normal that not every participant can start a joint SC. If an idea does not find followers it may end with nothing and it is a normal process in SC program. Here also new students are involved if fresh blood is needed. The number can be different for every year but the result of these two steps in 3 years must be more than 50 SCs in total.
At least 80 teachers and 50 mentors participate in the project. They support students’ learning process. They are also trained locally.
At least 60 teachers- mentors participate in international training sessions. The number is smaller than the number of teachers as a part of teachers work locally (language problem, etc.)
Final student conference is organised every year with at least best students (50 participants) . Not all participate as in spring some students have exams and other obligations.
The final summit is organised for teachers, mentors, other educators where first results will be disseminated. The conference participation is planned about 100 people. This conference is for sustainability of the program and for motivating schools and educators to go on with it.
Each partner improves their learning materials (Sweden and Finland together for Åland) and a joint guide for teaching joint SC program will be developed for the end of the project. Learning materials keep the quality of student learning on high level and the methodology can be disseminated all over Europe.
Each SC participating must get a mentor.
At least 300 students participate in three years.

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