The StartUP Project is supported/co-funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme – KA3 – ICT Multilateral Projects and is an innovative cross border project led by SOPHIA Research & Innovation in Italy with partners across Europe: BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung undPersonaltraining GmbH, Austria; UPM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; FWE, Foundation forWomen Entrepreneurs, Malta; CECE, Confederation of Education and Training Centres, Spain; InovaConsultancy, England; Profesia, Italy.
The project is linking Open Educational Resources and the entrepreneurial sector aiming to fill a blank spot for open and flexible entrepreneurial training opportunities which reach the lifelong learner.
The project aims at developing an innovative pedagogy and assessment approach, based on Open Educational Resources (OER), to support the diverse individual learning pathways and to better assess all types of learning outcomes and future learning needs related to entrepreneurship competences (entrepreneurial mindset and sense of initiative), a key competence for the lifelong learner.
The project challenges the matching process between available OER and individual training needs, with the aim to promote the use and re-use of OER in a pedagogically-rich context, increasing the number of OER users and fostering the effectiveness of OER for entrepreneurial educational purposes. A key part of the project is the development of a multi-lingual platform in which users from across the EU countries involved in the project can access, upload and reuse a range of OER resources. We hope that users will be able to use the platform to translate existing OERs to other languages helping a wider audience to benefit from them.
With innovative ICT tools and combined institutional and cultural approaches, StartUP takes up the development of entrepreneurial competence by increasing the use of OER across Europe and will increase the range of languages such resources are available in (currently the majority of resources are in English).
Main target groups of the project: StartUP addresses a wide target audience, composed by secondary school, higher education teachers and students, VET trainers and trainees, adult learners and professionals.