INNOVENTER (2017-2020)




Duration: 2017-2020


  • National Federation of Employers of Disabled People (Bulgaria)
  • University of Ruse (Bulgaria)
  • Marie Curie Association (Bulgaria)
  • Albania Community Assist (Albania)
  • Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Cyprus)
  • DYEKO – Support Network for Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (Greece)
  • Management Consulting Association (FYROM)

Aims and objectives

  • Develop joint training curriculum and tailor‐made learning modules raising competitiveness of the small and medium enterprises through practitioners’ field visits exchange.
  • Apply new innovative education and training methods/tools (online/mobile‐learning) through technology and knowledge transfer.
  • Support trainings targeted at start‐up businesses.
  • Promote and mediate in joint efforts among educational institutions and business communities in the Balkan-Mediterranean area (incl. transfer of best practice & know-how) to improve the quality of vocational training to better fit the required skills on the labor market.
  • Support strategic partnerships’ establishments between education/training centers, targeting entrepreneurship skills’ up‐date and development through joint programs tailored to the needs of the small and medium enterprises.
  • Organize joint vocational training schemes fostering entrepreneurial mindset, skills and capacities, addressing equally unemployed and other disadvantaged groups.
  • Establish transnational link between entrepreneurs, improving competitiveness by sharing best practices and knowledge, develop joint methodologies and promote peer mentoring among practitioners of the small and medium enterprises.
  • Set up transnational mentors network, willing to participate in development of newly established or young businesses.
  • Provoke participation of local, regional and national authorities, aiming at initiating involvement of poor or disadvantaged groups.

Target groups

  • Students in mainstream secondary or vocational schools on business management and economy subjects
  • Teachers in economy oriented schools
  • Trainers on entrepreneurial topics in vocational centers
  • Practitioners and entrepreneurs
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Business owners, social enterprises
  • Decision and policy makers


  • Training curriculum on Social Entrepreneurship, ECVET compliant
  • Learning course on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Trainer’s handbook on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Online and mobile training platforms
  • Interactive tool-kit for small and medium enterprises
  • Supporting knowledge database with case studies, incl. good, bad and best practices, testimonies, videos, etc.
  • Mentoring program with entrepreneurs across the Balkan-Mediterranean area
  • Analysis and ways of accreditation of new profession “Social entrepreneur” in compliance with national regulations in vocational education
  • Induction learning sessions in every partner country with local trainees and young entrepreneurs by local trainers and facilitators
  • Joint training sessions in every partner country with local trainees and young entrepreneurs by joint team of trainers and practitioners from the partner countries
  • Joint local employment events incl. public authority and representatives of organizations of small and medium enterprises
  • Summary of the trainers and experts feedbacks and evaluations
  • Knowledge transfer provided by the Observer Partner (Belgium)
  • Raising public awareness regarding development of entrepreneurial skills by information and dissemination events
  • Memoranda of understanding or Charter on setup of a Entrepreneurial learning cooperation scheme

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