Background

Social economy represents a relevant sector in Europe, with 2 million enterprises (10 % of all EU businesses) and 14 million paid employees, about 6.5% of the EU workers (EP, 2017). However, this beneficial impact is blocked by different factors. Among them we underline:

  • lack of awareness and recognition of social entrepreneurship,
  • a concrete lack of general entrepreneurship skills, models and work experience especially among young people (OECD/EC/2017),
  • lack of specialised training and education (EC, 2013).

Aims and Objectives

EnSoEd is aimed at supporting the initial and continuous professional development of teachers’ profiles in accordance with the European lifelong learning approach through the application of practical and innovative tools in order to promote social entrepreneurship education in secondary schools. The project will take into account identified needs & gaps related to social entrepreneurship education and in particular:

  • need for a practice based approach that provides innovative resources and collaborative practices
  • lack of an open, inclusive and community-based approach that considers social entrepreneurship education to be effective only if taught into, and for the community
  • necessity of promoting and developing digital learning environment.

Target Groups

Direct target group: Secondary school teachers

The teachers’ profile needs to be strengthened. With this key competence and with the adoption of innovative practices and resources that will consequently have a positive impact on the development/improvement of students’ social entrepreneurial spirit.

Indirect target group: Secondary school students