The online webinar “Social Entrepreneurship from Idea to People” has been successfully organised as part of the Erasmus+ SCHOOL Project EnSoEd on Tuesday, the 26th of May!
Emphasys Centre successfully organised the Multiplier Event of the Erasmus+ KA2 on the 16th of October 2021 during the Cyprus International “Education and Career” Exhibition 2021.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of Cyprus, the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (ΟΕΒ) and the European Office of Cyprus (EOC), in cooperation with the British Council Cyprus. The EduFair is the biggest event organised in the field of education and training in Cyprus as important stakeholders attend it every year. Specifically, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth visited the booth of Emphasys Centre and honoured us with his presence.
During the International Fair the EnSoEd project was presented individually at a specific time and has attracted the attention of interested people. The Emphasys team disseminated the project using all the relevant material that was designed for the needs of the fair, such as banners, leaflets, presentations, lists etc. Among the attendees, secondary school teachers and students had the opportunity to get to know more about the EnSoEd project and navigate through the website and the eLearning platform of the project.
Lastly, Emphasys Centre presented its initiative, The Learning Hub, which offers free training courses for everyone. Through this initiative, the EnSoEd’s results will be supported to ensure the sustainability of the project and disseminated after its completion.
The Multiplier Event that took place οn the 7th of September, 2021 at the DIMITRA premises in the morning and at the Art Gallery of Larissa in the afternoon in the context of the EnSoEd – Innovative teacher training social entrepreneurship project.The participants of the event are all within the project’s target group. A total of 15 participants, who are secondary school teachers, university professors as well as representatives of organisations that focus on promoting educational innovation.
DIMITRA’s staff facilitated both the workshops in the morning and the speeches in the evening, ensuring that all participants were able to attain all the information available. In the morning the participants were briefed on the project’s aims and outcomes. Then they were introduced to the educational material with the assistance of a member of a project partner. After studying the educational material, a conversation was held, hosted by the facilitators to give the participants the chance to review it and give their opinions to the facilitators.
In the evening, the participants had the opportunity to attend an event held by DIMITRA where education experts touched on various aspects of education including teaching entrepreneurship. After the speeches, they were able to visit the EnSoEd stand where they could get information about the future of the project, discuss their view of entrepreneurial teaching and obtain the educational material they had reviewed that morning.
On Thursday, 30 September 2021 the multiplier event of ENSOED took place in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. We had the opportunity to organize the event physically, so no participants had to join online.
We started the event with coffee and tea and all participants were able to have a chat with each other. We did this, since it was already a long time ago since people could actually meet in person due to the corona pandemic. After the chitchats, we started the programme with explaining the purposes of ENSOED, its partners and why the outcomes of this project are so important. We took them through the online platform and showed the outcomes we have developed; toolkit, fablabs, in-class tools, but also the materials addressed to the students, like the games and the step-by-step guidelines. We gave our participants the opportunity to discover the platform on their own and gave them 15 minutes to do so. After the introduction to the platform, we played the ENSOE-QUEST as this is a perfect tool to have some fun during the workshop.
After a short break, we showed the participants our ENSOED MOOC and the related badges which can be earned and issued by the teachers.
We also invited a keynote speaker, who emphasized the importance of teaching social entrepreneurship at a young age. He spoke for over 30 minutes and inspired the teachers to learn more about social entrepreneurship.
All participants were excited about the project and especially the outcomes, which they think is extremely useful and easy to apply in class.
On the 7th of October 2021 the Multiplier Event of the EnSoEd Project took place in Spain. It was held in person at the University of Valencia. A total of 18 teachers and/or social entrepreneurs from different organisations (IES El Ravatxol, IES Álvaro Falomir, ILEWASI association, Universitat de València, etc.) participated. During the event, the project, the participating partners and the tools created within the framework of the project were presented. The event started at 9.00 am and ended at 12.45 pm.
The final conference of the project SOCIAL INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP took place on the 14 of October 2021 at IITT Colombo, in Rome. It took place live but three partners, Cyprus, Greece, Romania joined remotely from their own countries. About 40 participants on the whole had the opportunity of presenting their work and exchanging ideas.
The final conference was opened by DS M. Chiara Gallerani, School Principal of the host school, who welcomed the guests and participants. Then Dott. Mario Spatafopra, general secretary of EFFEBI association, opened the session dedicated to illustrate the activities conducted to validate the project. Dott. ssa Anna Francini then remembered the aim, objectives and results of the project.Then each country was invited to present the results from the national workshops to present and promote their own intellectual output and tools in the making of the project. Dott.ssa M.V.Bonanno described case history in Rome.