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Entrepreneurial centres of vocational excellence

This partnership aims at developing a joint vision and concrete actions to help vocational training centres to become more entrepreneurial.

A new concept of entrepreneurial centres of vocational excellence (CoVEs) has been developed to contribute to the international debate in the entrepreneurial learning community, and to inspire training centres to better respond to the changing needs of citizens, economies and societies. The concept is the result of a collective effort, through good practice exchanges, peer learning and experimenting new approaches.

Coaching has been provided to CoVEs in the partnership to develop new training products and services in the areas of internationalisation, sustainable development goals and women entrepreneurship, digitalisation, and support to business start-ups.

The partnership is inspired by EntreComp: The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework – the European Union’s reference framework promoting entrepreneurship as a key competence for lifelong learning across societies and economies. The ETF’s support to developing the entrepreneurial spirit in the Tunisian vocational training system has also inspired the partnership as a means of reflecting further and going global (see Tunisia case on ETF Open Space & ETF report Partnering for a more entrepreneurial Tunisia).

This partnership falls under the ETF’s Network for Excellence.

Members of the partnership

The partnership is co-facilitated by the ETF and the Centre for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology – Cardet, contracted by the ETF for this purpose.

To learn more about this partnership

More information

Entrepreneurial centres of vocational excellence – Factsheet