Project-based learning – learn through a real-life scenarios

Project-based learning is an enjoyable and engaging way to learn and to develop success skills and learning-competences for student’s future professional and personal life.

Our online platform is part of the project: “EntrepreneurshipXchange through project-based learning”, co-financed by Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, “Capacity Building in the field of youth”. The activities under this key action made it possible for organisations from different countries to work together, to generate, exchange and transfer effective practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth. The platform gives one an inside look of the project, methods of project-based learning, entrepreneurial education and the new methodology for developing entrepreneurial competences among young people through project-based learning (which will be based on the project’s results and will be available in 2018).

What does the project want to achieve?

The main goal of the project was to encourage entrepreneurship, as a tool to combat youth unemployment and social exclusion, through:

*exchange of good practices between Bulgarian Memory Foundation (BGMF) and Project-based learning Institute (PBL Institute), Lithuania – on youth entrepreneurship, in particular on entrepreneurship for social benefits;

*transnational cooperation and establishment of networks between both organizations, focusing on development of youth entrepreneurial spirit through generation of new methodology: project-based learning for promotion of youth entrepreneurship competences.

Why the project idea is trending?

The project idea was based on the analysis of the following EU core documents:

  1. “Europe 2020” Strategy’ priorities for inclusive growth related to a high-employment economy to deliver economic, social and territorial cohesion;
  2. 3/8 areas of action in the EU Youth Strategy – 1)Employment & entrepreneurship; 2)Education and training; 3)Social Inclusion;
  3. Key accent of State of the EU 2016 speech of EC President, Jean-Claude Juncker, highlighting that: “Europe must invest strongly in its youth, jobseekers, and start-ups”;
  4. “Erasmus+” objectives to boost skills and employability of young people with a strong focus on entrepreneurship – taking into account its 30th anniversary.

A new methodology was be developed: Project-based learning for promotion of youth entrepreneurship competences, based on the exchange of good practices, the conducted events and learning activities.

This methodology has a long term potential to be implemented with a great impact also in formal education by introducing entrepreneurship education into non-business disciplines and improving the transition between education and job market through PBL for promotion of youth entrepreneurship competences.