Curriculum for a new generation of entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills are dependent on the current business environment and on variable parameters changes and risks. The concept of risk sensitivity and resilience of the global economy have been broadly studied in recent years, in the context of the climate change. Today it appears that other risks such as epidemiological situations can affect even more seriously the business environment and the global economic conditions. The needed entrepreneurial skills and the educational programs in higher schools should be also reconsidered. Оne of the main objectives of the SMART youth project is the development of Curriculum that will meet the newly emerging needs of the project target groups – young people/students in entrepreneurship and the higher education institutions. The first group will benefit from complementary educational skills on building sustainable business, prevention and management of crisis through digitalization. The second group will benefit from a set of educational materials and courses that will help them to adapt the existing educational programs in entrepreneurship with new content. This content will be based on the latest trends in business digitalization and the new experience in crisis management gained during COVID-19 pandemic – global challenge for entrepreneurs all over the world.
Virtual pilot training
In order to test the curriculum, to foster the transnational interactions and the exchange of knowledge between lecturers, students from the partner countries, successful businesses and solution providers, the PPs will organize international 6-days pilot training (virtual boot camps). The boot-camps will last 6 days and will be focused on the most important courses included in the Curriculum.
Smart business toolboх
The project foresees the creation of a virtual space “Smart business toolbox” where young entrepreneurs will have access to different types of tools and materials that will help them to start their sustainable businesses, to find digital technologies and reliable business solutions, to assess their digital competences, to find inspiring stories and best practices. It will respond to the needs of the young entrepreneurs to have an easy access to a one stop shop with exhaustive information that can help them to increase their knowledge on the topic. Some of the most important materials to be uploaded in the toolbox will be the two researches: Research on best practices, Crisis management experiences, Database with solution providers as well as some of the document developed in relation to the Curriculum such as the Research on risks and opportunities, the Research on the needed entrepreneurial skills, the Videos from the boot-camps etc. New materials identified as relevant to the topic will be continuously provided by the partners.
The final objective is this output is to expand to one-stop shop and to offer to its visitors the most relevant and exhaustive information related to sustainable business, prevention and management of crisis
The toolkit will be designed in accordance with the European Qualification Framework and European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System for higher education (ECTS). The tool will allow the assessment, the accumulation and the recognition of the learning outcomes as well as their transfer between the different academic and training providers. The Recognition Toolkit could be helpful to the partner universities to promote the developed Curriculum as an elective course across different high schools and departments. The purpose of this instrument is to facilitate credit transfer and to promote these complementary educational courses to the educational institutions. The Toolkit will present a methodology that will help HE institutions in recognizing knowledge achieved during the courses included in the developed Curriculum.