BLUES PARTNERS MEET IN LISBON TO CONSOLIDATE THE ADVANCE IN THE INTELECTUAL OUTPUTS AND IMPLEMENT A TRAINING OF TRAINERS

BLUES PARTNERS MEET IN LISBON TO CONSOLIDATE THE ADVANCE IN THE INTELECTUAL OUTPUTS AND IMPLEMENT A TRAINING OF TRAINERS

BLUES PARTNERS MEET IN LISBON TO CONSOLIDATE THE ADVANCE IN THE INTELECTUAL OUTPUTS AND IMPLEMENT A TRAINING OF TRAINERS

This event was held at University Nova of Lisbon and also included a meeting of the BLUES European Advisory Board to validate the advances in the three intellectual outputs of the project.

Lisbon, November 23, 2018 – The partners of BLUES project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, met at the facilities of the University Nova of Lisbon (UNL) from November 19 to 23.
Five days in which more than 20 staff members of the BLUES’ consortium entities participated in a training activity that brought together key experts in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, innovation, and digital education aiming to train course tutors, teachers and coordinators in the set-up and follow-up of the pilot courses that will be hold in Spain, Slovenia, Portugal and Italy during 2019, and nearly 40 persons contributed to the discussion, enrichment of validation of the intellectual outputs the project is developing.

Constant search for a superior quality in BLUES intellectual outputs

The beginning of the week was focused in inspirational roundtables with renowned European entrepreneurship education experts such as António Grilo, from University Nova of Lisbon, Floriana Falcinelli, from University of Perugia, Iñaki Peña from Deusto Business School and Silvia Petocchi from Collège des Ingénieurs. Later, the attendees participated in a very dynamic series of workshops led by members of the European Advisory Board (EAB) in order to analyse the work done so far in the intellectual outputs and integrate and discuss the feedbacks, in order to improve the results and move forward to better tools and deliverables.

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After these collaborative workshops where the BLUES methodology developed by University of Ljubljana, the digital training developed by University of Cantabria and the face to face training modules led by University Nova of Lisbon, the validation process was culminated with an EAB members meeting that, after confirming the good direction of the work already implemented, consolidated some recommendations for an even better result of the future deliverables.

Getting to know the BLUES pilots

Also, in Lisbon took place a short-term staff training activity focused training future coordinators and tutors in the set-up and follow-up of the four pilot courses that will be implemented in situ during April and May 2019 in University of Cantabria (Spain), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University Nova of Lisbon (Portugal) and University of Perugia (Italy). During the different sessions, we focused in the concept of blended learning methodology in general and the one developed by the BLUES consortium in particular, as well as a deep understanding and debate about the two phases designed for the pilots: the digital training (MOOC) that will be available for the public next March 4th 2019, and the face to face modules.

About BLUES

The BLUES (Blended-Learning International Entrepreneurship Skills) programme started last October 2017. The project was born within the Erasmus+ European programme framework and is being carried out with the collaboration of partners from five countries: Spain, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, and Finland. This ambitious initiative has been financed by the European Commission with a budget of over €270,000 and will also involve local business representatives.

The project relies on the coordinated efforts from the University of Cantabria, Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE) and the business association CEOE-CEPYME Cantabria in Spain; Nova University of Lisbon and Madan Technological Park in Portugal; the University of Ljubljana and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia; the University of Perugia and Terni Chamber of Commerce in Italy, and Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland).

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