The second week of October saw the PEDAL Consulting team in Bratislava, to organize the first project meeting of the €300,000 project to continue the YouNG Goes Euro work on enterprise education.

The work is being funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ fund and will see enterprise education principles being embedded within core curriculum subjects.

The project will also create a short professional development programme for teachers to help them better understand the principles of enterprise education and to embed them within their subjects. As well as developing a framework for work experience, mentoring guidance and a condensed version of the programme.

The meeting was enthusiastically attended by our the project coordinator NGi UK Ltd and partners from Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology; Junior Achievement Bulgaria and ZSL a technical school in Poznan, Poland. All of whom will be adding their own particular expertise to developments and adapting materials for use within their own countries.

The importance of developing enterprise skills within young people was emphasised by all partners as being a vital skill set that needs to be developed within young people to enable them to compete effectively in the workplace. All partners identified this as a missing component within the formal education systems of their countries, re-emphasising this as a global issue, not just a local one.

Regular updates about the project are available here.