02 Jul ECOOPE presents its Co-operative Entrepreneurship Toolkit – now available for download
ECOOPE, a project co-funded by the European Union that intends to spread cooperative entrepreneurship as a viable tool for European youth, is proud to present the “Ecoope Toolkit“, an online library of guides and resources on cooperative entrepreneurship teaching developed by the ECOOPE consortium.
The pack will prove useful to teachers and Professors (vocational training and guidance, secondary schools, University, Business Administration, Social Economy, Entrepreneurship…), co-operatives, future entrepreneurs and individuals interested in alternative ways of creating employment. It includes the following documents:
1) Good Practice Guide of European Cooperative Entrepreneurship teaching initiatives (both Secondary and Higher Education) by PEEP (Portugal).
2) Evaluation Methodology Tool to assess Cooperative Entrepreneurship teaching programmes by LUT (Finland).
3) Educational Guide and printables based on ECOOPE’s Secondary Education pilot training programme, carried out in January 2018 to introduce a group of Portuguese and Spanish students to Cooperative Entrepreneurship and design thinking by Valnalón.
4) Guide of ECOOPE’s Higher Education Pilot Traning Programme by CISE. This training programme was developed in Feb-Mar 2018 with a group of graduates and undergraduates from different European countries (one week introductory course on cooperatives and entrepreneurship, and four weeks at a European co-operative solving one of their challenges).
The ECOOPE Project, co-financed by the European Union, has a budget of over €300,000 and was launched in May 2017 to improve European Secondary and Higher Education students’ employability by providing them with the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills for them to be able to create cooperatives or, alternatively, incorporate their initiatives in already-existing co-ops.
Together with the University of Cantabria, CISE (Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre) and Valnalón in Spain, the following European institutions are part of the consortium: LUT Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), EURICSE (Italy), Porto University and PEEP (Portugal), and Co-operative College UK (United Kingdom).