Start-Up Communities (STUPCOM) is a broad EU wide partnership project designed to identify core and innovative learning and delivery components of a service/programme/community that best encourages, inspires, supports and enables successful start-ups and entrepreneurs through life-long learning relevant and desirable for employability, enterprise and collaboration. Our project will research these components, each under the guidance of an expert, throughout our partner countries finding best practice, case studies, lessons learnt and future opportunities. We will then design a simple Start-Up Community model based on our findings to guide new SUC across the EU.
SUC is an environment in which entrepreneurship is supported and promoted by a team of key actors playing vital roles as training providers, inspirational models, mentors, possible investors, network facilitators and other feeders. All within the community are connected and all relationships are cooperative based and mutually beneficial in the long-term. In this environment, to foster entrepreneurship, in particular among young people, a number of learning/teaching/training processes happen and models/tools are applied.
Entrepreneurship education and the start-up era is happening all around Europe at different speeds and in different ways. There is a wealth of best practice, experience and innovation spread across the EU but not shared.
We want to propose a model containing all the learning elements that could be useful in a community ready to be engaged on entrepreneurship promotion and development
The project will search and highlight best practices emerging on entrepreneurship education (formal, informal, virtual, creative), make European wide research and comparison and create common guidelines.