The 30.6 million of people who were self-employed in EU in 2013, only 9.6 million were women and 774 000 were youth. Eurostat and GEM data show that two-thirds of young people and women in EU believe they do not have the knowledge or skills to start a business. The report “Entrepreneurship in higher education, especially within non-business studies” confirms that the lack of entrepreneurship skills is one of the most significant barriers to business creation. It also emphasizes that the majority of entrepreneurship courses are offered in business and economic studies, so in fact, most students have no possibility of taking part in entrepreneurial courses and programs.
According to the above, within the framework of Erasmus+ programme «Open Mind – gamified platform and open online course in Social Entrepreneurship for female learners and students from diverse fields of study», the 2nd transnational meeting took place in Lodz of Poland. The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development and partner’s from Bulgaria, UK, Turkey and Poland, set out the implementation strategies of the gamified platform.
The interactive platform will be available in September (platform languages: English, Greek, Polish, Turkish and Bulgarian), and will contain online categories courses in a variety of business and entrepreneurship issues, such as The business Plan and The fundraising, etc. Students can be enrolled on the platform, as well as people who are interested in acquiring knowledge of Social Entrepreneurship, acquiring skills or enhancing existing ones.