ForEMLink brings together four institutions for whom inspiring entrepreneurial mindsets is a common challenge. Through sharing their knowledge and expertise and working together the four partners have the capacity to develop the envisaged outputs and implement all of the proposed project’s activities. Transnational cooperation is a necessary component of this cooperative approach but also a key feature of the two of the tools to be developed (methodology and digital platform – see below).
The ForEMLink Methodology which will define and describe an approach to co-creation that may be adopted by educators in HEIs to deliver curricula in entrepreneurship.
The ForEMLink Digital Platform which will bring together institutions, enterprises and students and provide a matchmaking service across the four partner countries to enable employers to upload genuine problems that students in the partner institutions will be able to access and attempt to solve as part of their learning.
The ForEMLink Handbook which will be developed with inputs from educators, enterprises and students using the ForEMLink Digital Platform and attending the transnational learning, teaching and learning events. This will be an output which may be used to support future users of the ForEMLink Methodology and/or Platform and as aidememoire for existing users
All three outputs will be developed through joint working by the four partner institutions supplemented by appropriate consultation with and inputs from enterprises, students and educators.
A further tangible output will be two separate learning, teaching and training events, one aimed at educators (C1) and one aimed at students and accompanying educators (C2). These will be attended by participants from all four partner countries and as well as providing an opportunity for user validation of the ForEMLink Methodology (O1) and Platform (O2), will generate input for the ForEMLink Handbook (O3).
Intangible outputs expect to comprise of an increased level of competence and usage of the developed digital resource (platform) among educators at the four institutions, increased confidence and competence among students, particularly those aiming to launch their own business and increases in the birth rate and survival rate of businesses in the four partner areas.
Whilst the anticipated results of ForEMLink will, primarily, be aimed higher education they are likely to be beneficial for other sectors of education including professional, technical and vocational; schools; and adult education and for practitioners in informal and non-formal education and training.