General information for the STARTUP ECO TRAINING FIRMS Erasmus Project

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Project Title


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 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Natural sciences; Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; Environment and climate change

Project Summary

The project “STARTUP ECO TRAINING FIRMS” aims to develop a responsible civic attitude towards the environment by practicing entrepreneurial skills, risk taking and responsibility within the training firms.
1. Expand students and staff abilities to implement European strategies for the development of the businesses related to the protection of the environments.
2. Engage the students from partner schools in specific activities and ecology-targeted programmes to build up a responsible attitude towards the environment;
3. Practice teamwork competences within multicultural groups by students and staff as well;
4. Use of various, new technologies for a successful European good practice exchange;
5. Improve the linguistic competences that are necessary for transnational communication and cooperation.

The project team brings together students and teachers from Romania, Croatia, Turkey, England, Italy and Greece. The project duration is 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2018 Number of participants: teachers – 90, students – 72
Description of the project activities:
1. Initiate the project website
2. Realization of support resources
3. Opening and running activities in the training firms
4. Establishing contact with mentors
5. Preparation of draft business plans
6. Realisation of the advertising materials for the training firms
7. Fair of the training firms
8. Campaigns for advertising the training firms activities
9. Realisation/Completion of the final products of the project (good practice guide, website, dissemination materials, business dictionary, CDs, poster)/each partner team coordinator/May 2018
10. Evaluation and dissemination

Methodology: To ensure the attainment of the project purpose, there have been established procedures that targets activities to induce the project results, monitorization and evaluation, revision of the operational plan, two main reporting actions (annually) and after each project meeting, dissemination and sustainability activities.
Expected outcomes:
1. The forum and the discussion group.
2. The support resources produced for the website English language on virtual library.
3. The drafts for training firm.
4. The students will set up 12 training firms, two for each partner school.
5. The Fair of the training firms.
6. The “Business Plan” Competition .
7. The project website.
8. Resources to advertise the training firms.
9. A multilinguistic dictionary in the English language but also translated in the languages of the partner countries.
10. Guide of good practice in successful businesses in the ecological field from partner countries.
11. 84 students will acquire knowledge and skills related to the protection of the environment.

Impact on students:
Increased motivation for learning and improved school results, self-esteem and responsibility, increased adaptability to new learning contexts, development of the teamwork abilities, improved initiative, linguistic competences as well as technological, entrepreneurial and intercultural education abilities. Increased active engagement in the local community environmental issues.
Result – 12 established training firms
– students who had the opportunity for the first time to set up a company, run it and carry out activities in it.

Impact on teachers:
Exploitation of the professional experience in new contexts formal/non-formal, methodical-scientific; improved knowledge regarding other educational systems and teacher-student and teacher-teacher cooperation.
Impact on schools: Extended cooperation among teachers and students, increased ability to manage problems, openness towards international cooperation and increased motivation among teachers to initiate European partnerships.
Result – At least 3 teachers in each school who now know how to use “training firms method”

Impact on local community: Increased interest from parents to involve more responsibly in the activities initiated by the school. Close cooperation with other local schools or institutions of local community. Improved relationships with other organisations engaged in activities related to education, at local/regional level and on long term, improving the dynamics of the social-economical domain.
At regional level: Increased capability to attract European funding by carrying out entrepreneurial projects related to the environment. Openness towards cooperation with European agencies and increased opportunity to benefit from the expertise of successful entrepreneurs.
At European level: Promoting good practice examples, expanding the communication area, being more noticeable within the European space, ensuring the equality of chances for teachers across Europe and maintaining the European unity and solidarity.
Results: Good practice guide, materials for exercise firms, virtual library, website with materials for training firms

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 116970 Eur

Project Coordinator

Liceul Teoretic de Informatica “Grigore Moisil” & Country: RO

Project Partners

  • Elektrostrojarska skola
  • IIS “F.Redi”
  • Tees Valley Collaborative Trust