YETI meeting in Brussels

The home stretch for the Young Entrepreneurial Teachers Initiative (YETI) is in sight. On August 31, 2023, the Erasmus+ funded EU project will end. In addition to Univations, six universities and organizations from the Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Poland and the Netherlands are involved.

Over the past three years, all partners have jointly developed a wide range of methods to promote entrepreneurship education within practical teacher training at schools. At the last transnational meeting of the project partners at the end of July in Brussels, the agenda was once again well filled.

"Our primary aim was to talk once again in person about the project goals we had already achieved and any open points," says project manager Sandra Bier from Univations. "We checked whether everything we had recorded in the project concept had been processed, so as not to forget anything for the final report."

YETI survey freely available

Univations was responsible for a survey for student teachers within YETI. The core of the survey is the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp). The European Commission's Joint Research Centre published the reference framework in 2016. The document contains 15 key competencies identified by the experts as essential for promoting entrepreneurship.

"Our survey is about questions like: Are students familiar with the competencies? Can they imagine teaching them in schools during their traineeship? Is that what they want?" explains Sandra Bier. "Colleges and universities are already free to use the survey. All other outputs created on the occasion of YETI can also be downloaded free of charge after completion."

Best practices for the legal clerkship

At the end of the project, a collection of methods, including best practices, will be produced. While the previous PIETE project focused on the theory of teacher training, YETI is deliberately concerned with the practical part. "It was important to us that it doesn't stop after PIETE, but that you go into depth in a follow-up project," says Sandra Bier. "The teaching of entrepreneurial skills should not only take place in the course of studies, but also in practice, in the teacher traineeship at schools. That's what we wanted to push as a project team."

Due to the Corona pandemic, working together on YETI was by no means a matter of course for the partners, and the meeting in Brussels was something special. One third of the partner meetings had to take place digitally. However, the quality of the outputs did not suffer at all. These are freely available for download for all student teachers as well as universities and colleges after the end of YETI.

Contact persons

Sandra Bier

Mail: bier@univations.de

Phone: +49 345 13 14 27 06