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Description of the project


This European project aims to build a more sustainable future for young generations of students, mostly located in small towns, and share innovative practices among the 9 partner schools so as to help improve the quality of education, lifestyles and future working opportunities for our students. 


From previous partnership cooperation, we have found out that entrepreneurship in schools is little encouraged in the traditional curricula, still too closely based on theoretical learning but with few and fragmentary chances of supporting the acquired knowledge with a proper training outside the classroom. There is a need to consolidate a strong and permanent link between school and the world of work. These two worlds have to start speaking a common language and transfer competences that can be easily read through.


In terms of teaching, entrepreneurship and exchanges of innovative best practices are needed for staff involved in education to improve their professional competences and enhance the quality of their teaching in a new designed innovative school system, rich of educational opportunities leading to students’ success.


Besides, the increasing risk of school dropouts needs to be tackled properly. Too many young people leave school prematurely and run a high risk of unemployment. The same risk threatens a high number of adult workers with low skills. This situation is even stronger in small cities or communities than in big cities. A strong and well performing education, together with an efficient training system can help deal with these challenges by providing pupils with the skills needed and the innovative creativity required by the labor market and by a competitive economy.  With the support coming from schools, students ‘ confidence on their success will grow. Therefore, the risk of school failure and drop out will be reduced.


Students do not seem to be aware of the inalienability of the European key competences to be successful. Foreign languages are generally spoken and technology commonly used by digital natives. But they are intended mainly for social interaction and not viewed as tools to have better access to academic and job positions. Therefore, the project aims to offer pupils opportunities to especially improve their digital competences and the use of foreign languages, including English as a communication and global language.


Finally, full equity among students needs to be achieved. There are disadvantaged students in the school coming from immigrant families or low income families that are not used to competing to rich higher social positions. With this project, all students will be equally seen as social capital and issues such as equity, social cohesion, active citizenship, democratic values, as well as integration of migrants and new inhabitants will be targeted. Our small towns context will facilitate this process.


The objectives of this project will be:


1. To promote entrepreneurship education among our pupils, reinforcing links between education, youth and the world of work.


2. To promote the professional development of the staff by acquiring project management skills through project work, sharing best teaching practices and getting to know different school systems.


3. To produce a more efficient education and training system that enables quality learning for all and may grow students ‘ confidence on their success with the result of reducing dropouts.  


4. To strengthen students’ digital competence and language skills and to increase students´ interest and motivation for foreign language learning and ICT as tools to have better access to academic and job positions.


5. To foster equity and inclusion in education and promote cooperation and interaction through an attentive study of small European towns and so to strengthen intercultural dialogue among the participating schools and their communities.



Being carried out transnationally in 9 different countries, the project will provide wide and exhaustive information and planning on future studies and careers outside the metropolitan regions and establish links between schools and the work sector. Students will be able to observe educational and working systems in north, central and south Europe. As a result, they will be able to achieve a better understanding of new industrial, business innovation, social entrepreneurship, educational opportunities as well as classroom culture in their own and other countries.