Most European countries have been hit by the economic crisis, witnessing a decline in growth and a rising unemployment. As a result, there has been a shift in Europe, and further afield, to develop programmes that encourage entrepreneurship and initiative in young people, rather than adults, who are typically targeted. Whether a young person is entrepreneurial or not often depends on their mind set rather than them possessing particular skills or know-how, and usually begins early in life. How can a digital approach encourage young people to become entrepreneurs of the future and overcome the economic crisis? That is the challenge l’aNTIC Pays Basque has set with its six European partners to address.
The YESict programme will design and implement an innovative digital teaching method to help teachers encourage entrepreneurship to school children between the ages of 11 and 15.
The programme will use ground breaking teaching methods and technology, such as video games, to make learning fun to break down barriers.The project will coordinate and design innovative ways of preventing and removing obstacles to entrepreneurship and the piloting of the tools that will be developed. These are expected to include:
The partnership is formed by 7 organisations from 5 countries, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, and France.
The coordinating institution is aNTIC Pays Basque, France.