Make SENSE – (Social Entrepreneurship for School Education)
Project No: 2020-1-IT02-KA201-079793
The Make Sense Partnership is currently working within the travel restrictions and a range of measures taken by our partner countries to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are all experiencing big changes to how and where we work; we need to look after ourselves and support our colleagues – we are all in this together. Whilst these restrictions have prevented us from meeting face-to-face, we have been able to utilise online tools such as video-conferencing to ensure that we have held our kick-off meeting and other project planning activities to ensure that the Make Sense project does not experience any delays. We are hopeful that we will be able to meet face-to-face in the near future; until then we will continue to progress the project workplan and meet regularly using online resources. Eulab Consulting, Rome, Italy; Make Sense Project Co-ordinator
The UN ‘World Youth Report’ (2019) sets out the importance of promoting Social Entrepreneurship
The Make Sense project (34 months) will support teachers to promote social entrepreneurship by providing them with the tools and educational methodologies based on an integrated use of two models:
The main goal is to develop 5 key skills for social entrepreneurship, identified through a comparative analysis of the EntreComp and Competitive Arena models:
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Eulab Consulting operates in Knowledge Management, offering services within the entire knowledge cycle through four areas of intervention: Training, Research, Consulting and Technologies. Eulab’s Knowledge Area is experienced in supporting customers in the knowledge production process, aimed both to self-growth (individual and group coaching activities) and business growth (social and market research).
Eulab Consulting is leader in Italy in social research, studies and marketing surveys (Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Brand Positioning and Benchmarking). Our staff uses an integrated approach between quantitative methods (CATI, CAPI and CAWI interviews) and qualitative ones (narrative interviews, focus groups, participatory observation).
Eulab’s Knowledge area helps companies to grow by offering specialized on-demand consulting services (HR management, communication and marketing), also through temporary management. Eulab specializes in individual coaching (top and middle management) and group coaching (to support the achievement of the objectives of the production team or the sales team). The interventions that are carried out are inspired by positive psychology to improve well-being, define career plans and career guidance.
EULAB belongs to a strong corporate group, named “CONSORTIUM”, which is based in different Italian cities, like Rome (headquarters), Milan, Florence, Pescara, Campobasso, Naples, Bari, Cosenza and Palermo
DAY PLOT – Diagnosis and Actions for Young People Looking for a Better Future”, Erasmus+, KA202 – Agreement Number 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005585 (COORDINATOR). The project has proposed a Gamified Learning Platform, to help young migrant and refugees in their integration in Europe and in the new country, while learning valuable competences.
CALLING – An Innovative Approach in School Guidance and Vocational Orientation”, Erasmus+ KA201 – Agreement Number 2019-1-IT02-KA201-063112 (COORDINATOR). The project aims to implement an innovative Orientation method for school-aged people, based on a Digital platform.
ITER – Improving Transitions, Enabling Results”, Erasmus+, KA202 – Agreement Number 2019-1-UK01-KA202-061465. The project aims to implement a Digital Platform with a Gaming Assessment activity, for NEET people
The Monnalisa Onlus Foundation, was born by will of the family of President Piero Iacomoni in November 2006, in Arezzo, an Etruscan Tuscany town.
The Foundation emanates from the Monnalisa Company, a leading kids wear company,
Its Mission is implementing original suitable educational model for kids and young people.
Main projects: Arezzo Ethic Academy, a program that provides useful, practical content to assist teens in the transition from being students to productive members of society as future entrepreneurs, Road Safety Education for reduction of road casualty for kids aged 3/15 years, Music for kids, helping them in teaching and renting music instruments. S.Y.N.C Set Your Natural Creation, who promoted educational activities and cultural initiatives targeted to young people attending secondary school, through the realization of short films.
Our organisation’s main activity is providing general education at secondary level, offering our students a comprehensive general education, i.e. it covers theoretical aspects as defined by the national curricula in the fields of language and communcation, mathematics and sciences, IT and technologies, social sciences, and arts, as well as intensive education for foreign languages, specifically English, German and French to about 40% of students.
The other learning programmes available in our school are not part of the compulsory system, yet they are available to all our students and they enjoy a significant popularity among our learners, focussed mainly on sciences: IT, programming, robotics, biology, astronomy, mathematics and physics.
The vast majority of our students pursue higher education studies upon graduation, either in Romania or abroad. Almost 80 percent of our students choose science oriented careers: engineers, doctors, computer specialists, economists, marine engineers, architecture, law, etc.
Gimnazija Celje – Center was founded in 1912 and is nowadays one of the most active grammar secondary schools in Slovenia. The school excels in the field of introducing innovative learning environments with emphasis on merging formal and informal education. The school is a proud recipient of the Kumerdej award (the highest national recognition for exceptional achievements in the educational system). In 2019 the school was also rewarded with a silver plague of the City of Celje and with the Apple of Quality from NA Slovenia for its international work and achievements. More than 70% of more than 900 pupils are involved in extracurricular activities, projects and youth research work and they are also very successful in various national and international competitions. The school has been granted the title of Cultural School 2015 - 2020 due to its diverse and stimulating cultural activities. Within the international networks such as Unesco APSnet, Confucius Classroom, MUN/MEP, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, European Parliament School Ambassador, Healthy schools, Eco-garden schools, the goals and vision of the school gravitate towards sustainable development and providing skills of the 21st century to its pupils and teachers. Gimnazija Celje – Center is also a national reference school for work with talented children and a European talent point within the European Talent Support Network. Pupils can choose between three programs that are offered: general grammar school, art grammar school in kindergarten pedagogics (vocational programme).
GEMS is a small Charity and Social Enterprise with 25 staff based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We work to promote social inclusion in employment for people of working age who experience labour market disadvantage. We deliver employability services and programmes that support NEET young people (aged 16-24), families at risk of inter-generational unemployment and provide access to training and employment opportunities for 2,000+ people per year. We also provide culturally competent Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to people from n new communities who do not have English as their first language including conversation classes and learning language for work programmes. We have extensive experience in Erasmus+ projects and are delighted to be a partner in the Make Sense project and to have the opportunity to work with our partners including the Belfast School and School of Sanctuary, Malone Integrated College.
Malone Integrated College is an all-ability school set in south/west Belfast. It was established by parents in 1997 to educate children of all religions and none together and is now one of the most diverse schools in Northern Ireland. Educating young people from 11-18, there are now over 650 students and 91 staff members working each day in the college. Children of all abilities are welcome at Malone College and are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Through the curriculum and the extracurricular life of the college, students participate in an outstanding educational experience that facilitates their all-round development, enabling them to play an active role in society when they leave the College as young adults. The sixth form also reflects the all-ability nature of the College and offers traditional A-levels as well as Applied A-levels.
Malone College is committed to developing confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline in all students. There are high expectations of all students and the College has a caring environment where pupils are encouraged to work to the best of their ability.
We will share results and key project milestones here
This will include updates on our work, partners activities and events, news, interviews and links.
The Make Sense Project will be delivered through the completion of 4 Intellectual Outputs. These are summarised here:
Lead: Eulab Consulting
5 Teachers from each school (20 in total) will participate in training workshops in their countries on the Competitive Arenas Model
Lead: Liceul Teoretic Ovidius
5 teachers from each school (20 in total) will participate in online training workshops focusing on the Entrecomp model and the European Council recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning
All partners will design a 5-hour Training Module on the 5 common competences of the Entrecomp Model
Short videos will be developed to introduce the module and/or provide examples and in-depth views with links on the Make Sense website
Led by Liceul Teoretic Ovidius, the schools will develop an Evaluation Toolkit to support the assessment of student abilities in the 5 competences
An expert-led workshop/webinar will be held in each partner country
Online workshops/webinars will be developed to support 20 teachers/trainers in the monitoring and evaluation of the 5 Entrecomp competences in the students and how to use them in social entrepreneurship
Competitive arena path guidelines.
Lead: Gimnazija Celje-Center
The Competitive Arena Path guidelines will be a framework for the implementation of the social entrepreneurship path; the result of the integration of the Entrecomp and the Competitive Arenas models.
Handbook for social entrepreneurship at school.
Lead: Fondazione monnalisa
Following 12 months testing an evidence-based handbook will be developed that will demonstrate the results in relation to skills acquired by the students and the functionality of the tools and exercises provided by the course.
We are currently experiencing a Global Covid-19 Pandemic and living with travel restrictions and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
We hope that these restrictions alleviate during 2021 and our Make Sense partnership are able to meet and host multiplier events which are face-to-face.
We note that decisions on travel and face-to-face meetings will be based on the guidance available to partners at the time.
22nd-23rd February 2021 Belfast UK Hosted by GEMS NI (online)
6th -7th October 2021, Rome Italy, Hosted by Eulab Consulting
31st March – 1st April 2022, Costanza Romania, Hosted by Liceul Teoretic Ovidius
29th – 30th September 2022, Celje, Slovenia, Hosted by Gimnazija Celje-Center
March 2023, Belfast, UK, Hosted by Malone Integrated College
May 2023 Arezzo, Italy Hosted by Fondazione Monnalisa
31st August 2023, Online, hosted by Fondazione Monnalisa