PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2013-1-GB2-GRU06-11176

Art of the Start

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Czech Republic
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Age UK Lancashire

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Voluntary body

    ADDRESS

    61-63 st. Thomas's Road, Chorley – Lancaster

    CONTACT PERSON

    Christine Zaltowski

    Art of the Start

    The project aims to build a bridge between the worlds of academia and business, offering young adults the essential tools and skills needed to move into the world of business. As much as young adults need to know academic fundamentals in core school subjects such as maths, science and English as a foreign language, they also need to become aware of and master a series of life and basic business skills which are at the heart of personal and business success. In order to do this the project seeks to build a motivating intergenerational learning environment which brings together active and retired business people and entrepreneurs with younger generations to share their knowledge and experience through motivational talks, competitions and/or workshops. Both parties will benefit from the ongoing process of personal and business mentoring, with the added potential of raising the relevant level of entrepreneurial skills in Europe. Teachers and partners will take part in mobility exchanges to share experiences and best practices on a transnational level. The targets of this project are primarily those representing the vulnerable social groups such as NEET adults, older adult learners and vulnerable groups with special needs. There will be competition at the heart of local activities with results to feed back into the other activities and materials. The START project aims to support and encourage vulnerable and isolated learners to progress as individuals and to give them confidence and skills to create their own opportunities. This will contribute to creating value by 'basing growth on knowledge, empowering people in inclusive societies and ensuring that citizens can access lifelong learning and up-skilling throughout their lives'

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Czech Republic
  • Art of the Start Survey and Case Studies

    The aim of this survey of case studies was to find projects which promote business start-ups for adults. The survey first focused on organisations in Moravian-Silesian Region in the Czech Republic and the other partners added local and regional initiatives in their own country. These initiatives, projects and ideas serve to motivate the reader to run their own activities in entrepreneurship between younger and older adults and help to foster the spirit of enterprise needed in Europe.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Trainees, Adult learners, Trainers, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes