In recent decades, the idea of including the subject of entrepreneurship in education has generated great enthusiasm among training providers : the development of entrepreneurial skills has proven to result in a myriad of positive effects ranging from economic growth and job creation to the level of individual growth, increased engagement and improved equality.
EU policies have shown equal interest in entrepreneurship and have recently produced a skills framework (EntreComp) to build consensus around a common understanding on the topic.
In light of this reality and the EQAVET framework, the project aimed to improve quality assurance in entrepreneurship education and enhance the training offers for training and education promoters in this sector.
The project contributed to develop a set of tools and documents for further use by professionals linked to entrepreneurship education. It also aimed to develop a Quality assurance system in entrepreneurship education based on the EQAVET model - European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training.
• Steering the offer of entrepreneurship education towards higher quality standards inspired by the EQAVET Framework;
• Encouraging VET providers in entrepreneurship education to adopt clearer transparency mechanisms Improving the quality assurance skills of educators and mentors by creating a culture of quality;
• Improving the quality assurance skills of educators and mentors by creating a culture of quality.
The project seek the achievement of the following results:
• A baseline report for each partner country, which will highlight difficulties and successes in implementing quality assurance in entrepreneurship education in the national context and collect relevant data and best practices;
• A common reference framework developed to help future Quality Managers in entrepreneurship education to understand, plan and implement a quality assurance strategy in their organisations;
• Among other resources, the reference framework will include a glossary, practices for an effective engagement of providers and staff as a whole as well as a strategy to reach out to the right stakeholders;
• Guidelines aiming to provide the right adaptation of the EQAVET standards and tools to entrepreneurship education;
• A description of the Quality Manager’s main competences and required skills, as well as training contents;
• Recommendations for the implementation of the whole system.