Student Talent Bank Erasmus Project

General information for the Student Talent Bank Erasmus Project

Student Talent Bank Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Project Title

Student Talent Bank

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 school education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Project Summary

Rates of early leaving from education and training are falling since 2002 in the European Union. Despite this positive trend, early leaving remains a serious issue in many Member States (Eurydice, 2016) as the number of young people leaving school before completing upper secondary level is still high. EUROSTAT (2015) reports an 11% of early school leavers (either man or woman). Young man, ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents are more likely to leave education. In particular, foreign-born residents are twice as likely to leave formal education than natives (19 % vs 10,1 %). This is mainly due to problems related to languages skills, underachievement, and lack of motivation. In addition, about 60% of early school leavers are subsequently either inactive or unemployed, illustrating the long-term and negative repercussions of the issue (Education and Training Monitor, Eurydice, 2015).

School Talent Bank is a project aimed at promoting entrepreneurial education in secondary schools in order to prevent early school leaving, facilitate the transition from school to work and increase students’ engagement especially in those schools which register a high percentage of ethnic minority and foreign born students. Entrepreneurial education is an empowering method that enables students to take the future in their hands, by promoting learning by doing, self-efficacy, resilience and motivation (Bacigalupo et al, Entrecomp, JRC, 2016).

The project wants to target teachers in secondary schools, who play a central role on learners’ attainment, talent valorisation, motivation, and engagement. The project aims at enriching school teachers with entrepreneurial competences and mind-set in order to foster school engagement, and to inspire them to apply entrepreneurial methods across a variety of subjects. The indirect target group is represented by secondary school students.

– Development of a training course: increase the entrepreneurial competences and mind-set of school teachers with a particular focus on Diversity and Talent management and Emotional Intelligences delivered through “learning snacks”.
– Creation of a Student Talent Bank Platform which will host the “learning snacks”, a community of practice and a Student (Time) Talent Bank.

The project methodology is based on 3 principles:
1. Develop products that are tailored to the needs of the target group identified.
2. Ensure that the products and outputs of the project are sustainable and usable, making them available to a large number of stakeholders even after the end of the eligible period.
3. Develop a learning process based on “active learning” and “learning by doing” principles.

In order to achieve its results, the project foresees the participation of 7 partner organisation gathering teachers, students, teachers’ networks, and other relevant shareholders (training centre, incubators, city halls, NGO, and universities).
School Talent Bank wants to address the EU2020 target of reducing the rates of early schools leavers below 10 %, which is currently challenged by the increasing migratory flows throughout Europe. In particular, the project will be focused on “Education and training 2020” (ET2020) challenges of: 1) Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; 2) to promote equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; and 3) enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.
In the long term, the project aims at developing a more integrated society based on active citizenship and mutual respect for diversity. The talent (time bank) community and the teachers’ community of practice will work as drivers for the sustainability of the project even after the end thanks to the empowerment of the primary and secondary targets and the virtuous cycle that these communities will create.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 272798,59 Eur

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Project Partners

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