ACEEU successfully presented the Intermediate Quality Assurance report for the WeRin Project on the last 10th of June in Amsterdam. Through this report, all the consortium partners were updated on the progress of the project, discussed the outputs in progress, and celebrated the success of the already published results.
The project is finishing work package 4, Design and Deployment, which covered the macro and micro-designing of the innovative and inclusive Learning Approach for Women Entrepreneurship, conceptualised as the WeRLearnIn Approach. The WeRLearnIn Approach includes:
a) the identification of relevant guiding principles for designing inclusive entrepreneurship education and support programs that foster the embedding of female entrepreneurs into the local ecosystem.
b) the design of a set of “Nudges” to nudge female students towards participating in events organised in the entrepreneurship ecosystem and the incubation of their ventures.
c) the design and development of the WeRIn Knowledge Port to be used for storing Open Access Educational Resources. The WeRIn Knowledge Port will be used by Entrepreneurship Educators/Mentors/Sponsors for the delivery of the Pilot Testing sessions.
d) the design and development of a Toolbox to support educators and managers of supporting programs in implementing the general WeRLearnIn Approach.
With the closing of work package 4, work package 5 Capacity Building and Community of Practice (CoP) starts. The goal of this work package is to prepare the educators at higher education institutions and entrepreneurship mentors from non-academic institutions for the pilot testing of the WeRLearnIn Approach and the WeRIn Toolbox. Additionally, it aims at designing and consolidating the WeRIn CoP by:
a) preparing and delivering a Capacity Building Programme for Entrepreneurship Educators/Support program managers to develop the pedagogical skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to use the WeRIn and to deliver the WeRLearnIn approach.
b) designing and launching the WeRIn - CoP.
c) develop virtual study tours among partners’ best practices in the form of webinars.
With this transition, the project is heading to its second part and to further exploit its results.