Teacher 2020 – on the road to entrepreneurial fluency in teacher education Erasmus Project

General information for the Teacher 2020

– on the road to entrepreneurial fluency in teacher education Erasmus Project

Teacher 2020  
– on the road to entrepreneurial fluency in teacher education Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Project Title

Teacher 2020

– on the road to entrepreneurial fluency in teacher education

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 2014

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Pedagogy and didactics; Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Project Summary

Teacher 2020: a commitment to entrepreneurship education

Teacher 2020 is an Erasmus + project that promotes entrepreneurial education among the participating institutions, as well as all educators and future European teachers. Our team defines it thus:
“Entrepreneurial education seeks to support students to develop the capacity to do new, creative, innovative things that add value for themselves and the wider community, in response to opportunities or needs.”
We emphasize the active and participatory nature of entrepreneurial education, according to the approach of the European Commission’s (2011) guidelines.
The aim is to promote projects based on the detection and resolution of real problems, opening classes to other learning agents and chance, encourage creativity and decision-making, and involve all areas and disciplines. Therefore, we do not focusing only on business and economic education.

Promote entrepreneurial initiatives in all institutions involved in the project as inspiration scenarios for teachers and future teachers.
Define guidelines, advices, veines of intervention to help start entrepreneurial projects.
Detect future challenges of entrepreneurial education to improve their implementation and implementation.
Document and disseminate all initiatives and generated know-how useful to all European educational agents.

The team includes nine different organizations and six countries of diverse cultures and educational systems, and individuals with very eclectic professional profiles. This factor has made discussions and decision making more complex but also much richer.
1. University of Girona (Spain), Grepai research group, Faculty of Education and Psychology.
2. Escola La Draga (Espanya)
3. University of Glasgow (UK), School of Education.
4. Centro Studi Città di Foligno (Italy)
5. ITE Scarpelini (Italy)
6. Universitatea di Pitesti (Romania), Faculty of Education
7. Acta Center (Romania)
8. Global School Support (Denmark)
9. Střední průmyslová škola Otrokovice (Czech Republic)
Each of these institutions has led the European project in their communities and tried to involve other educational and social institutions.

To be consistent with the objectives, we have proceeded from practice to theory. First entrepreneurial projects were promoted. Documentation and analysis, as well as debates with all partners promoted the detection of common denominators, from which the theoretical contributions were made; and we started a second iteration. We faced common challenges at all educational levels: transfer more responsibilities to students by promoting activities and participatory projects, open to society and socially responsible, leting students make important decisions in the learning processes, be creative, take risks and assume errors.

Obtained results and impact
– Virtual Platform www.teacher2020.eu: 40 entrepreneurial initiatives led by teachers and future teachers, documented and collected on the web along with other theoretical orientations, resources and links to promote entrepreneurial education.
– Teacher 2020 + Fostering entrepreneurial learning and teaching at a European level: Implementation of a project of entrepreneurship education in the call KA2 2016 for higher education in the Romanian National Agency, with the aim of having an impact on future challenges detected: the implementation of ICT and design evaluation tools. This project has not been funded but is being redesigned..
– ‘Entrepreneurial education: Initiatives and guidelines’. Practical and theoretical book on entrepreneurship education for teachers and future teachers, with a selection of projects, explained in detail and reflection, and guidelines for organizing entrepreneurial initiatives.
– 2020 Teacher hub. Let’s shake education! Training activity at the University of Girona from 23 to 27 April 2016, which gave visibility to the project in society. It was conceived as a meeting for mutual training.

All these activities have been rigorously evaluated to improve them and have been disseminated to achieve their maximum impact.
Other products have been executed: a video about the entrepreneurial process; training activities on specific topics; communications and articles.

Long-term results
Entrepreneurial initiatives have generated debates and reflections on evaluation systems, methodologies and ethical issues, and have left a footprint transformation in institutions. Intellectual products derived from these initiatives may be useful to many centers in the coming years to also initiate change.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 200549 Eur

Project Coordinator


Project Partners

  • Global School Support
  • Stredni prumyslova skola Otrokovice
  • Escola La Draga
  • Asociatia Centrul European pentru Integrare Socioprofesionala ACTA