Ecobusiness.eu Erasmus Project

General information for the Ecobusiness.eu Erasmus Project

Ecobusiness.eu Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Ecobusiness.eu

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Environment and climate change

Project Summary

Our project titled “Ecobusiness.eu” unites the efforts of teachers in 5 countries to tackle the key competences – communication in foreign languages, digital competence and entrepreneurship, which are part of the eight competences according to the EU Commission of education.
The background for our project was lack of knowledge about entrepreneurship and economics we had previously detected in a large percentage of our students. Our objectives were to group a series of essential issues in one single project. We wanted our students to learn about economics, entrepreneurship, new technologies and develop a lasting respect for our environment. That is the main reason why we came up with the idea to create a virtual company which would produce advertising campaigns for real life businesses with explicit environmental values.
About the participants, more than one hundred students and 30 teachers took part in mobilities and/or activities directly related to the project. We involved several real life companies in our project (Apivita, Euroglas, Mëtsa Group, La Fageda, Bioshell. Llagurt) either having our students preparing advertising campaigns for them, or by having experts from these companies visit us to help with their expertise and insight.
The activities we have carried out during these two years can be divided into 2 sections: the advertising campaigns designed for each of the four mobilities on one hand, and all the training and research involved to create those campaigns on the other. This second set of activities took part between mobilities, when students could share and exchange their ideas and feedback internationally.
The results we have attained are four full-fledged advertising campaigns, where students have created (for each one): a video advertisement, a website, several examples of graphic design (posters and brochures), radio advertisement, media advertisement (internet ads) and an environmental impact study. Apart from all this, we have produced presentations on each country’s economics and another with instructions on how to set up a company in each city.
We can also prove that our students have reached a much deeper understanding of what the European Union means and have learned and shared about theirs and other European cultures. Families have been highly supportive and local entities have also been key in the project.
The impact of this project can be measured in the knowledge acquired by the participating students, but also with the feedback of the companies involved in the project and the materials created by the students, which will be used in the future in all schools which ask for it.

All in all, we think we have attained our objective and our students are more knowledgeable on economics, new technologies and entrepreneurship. We are positive this knowledge will be extremely useful in the future to come.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 126170 Eur

Project Coordinator

Institut Ermessenda de Girona & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • Zespol Szkolno-Przedszkolny w Smardzewicach
  • Aleksis Kiven koulu
  • 2nd Peiramatiko Gymnasio Athinon
  • Coláiste Chomáin