BLUES International Event

The aim of this event was to meet, learn, share and network with professionals from the academic, business and entrepreneurial worlds. To discover an innovative, blended-learning approach to teach entrepreneurship skills to university students from all backgrounds.

 

Active agents of change, shaping the future of a richer,

more professional job market and enhancing our youth’s  employability.

 

BLUES Programme successfully proved that a better connection between educational institutions and businesses and entrepreneurs enrich both of them reciprocally, and we made an open invitation for stakeholders to join us in November 2019 and get involved in improving what was already a win-win picture.

Santander, 25-26 November 2019

What did we offer to participants in the BLUES event?

We at BLUES have designed an international event for you that focuses on the education and business sectors joining forces in the promotion of entrepreneurial skills demanded by the current and future professional job market. So, we strongly believed that for the participants it would be a very interesting experience for theirselves but also for their environment. They would be able not only to learn about useful skills, the importance of innovation and agile methodologies, or new european frameworks like the ENTRECOMP, but to network and meet european experts and entrepreneurs that may become their future partners

 

If they were an university teacher, they would be able to help their students to be better prepared for their professional future

 

If they were a PHD or Erasmus student, they would incorporate innovation and creativity into their daily work and maximise their skills

 

If they were a Secondary education teacher, they would be able to teach their students how to visualise their potential

 

If they were an entrepreneur or a business manager they would share and receive knowledge and explore new possibilites

 

In the BLUES International Event, participants learned about an innovative open source teaching methodology, with online and face-to-face materials, tested with success in four European universities. They were able to know how to incorporate innovation and creativity to their skills and activities; widen their mind as they stretch their professional network; learn about ENTRECOMP, the European frame for entrepreneurial skills and education; get in touch with education centres that are talent incubators and promote employability…

Programme

AULA MAGNA – SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
University of Cantabria | Avda. Los Castros s/n.Santander, Cantabria (Spain)
25 – 26 November

Monday, November 25

15:00h – 16:00h Registration and accreditation

 

16:00h – 16:30h Welcoming

Javier León, Pro-rector of the University of Cantabria and

Federico Gutiérrez-Solana, Director of Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento – CISE

 

16:30h – 17:00h Introduction to the BLUES Programme

José C. Ceballos and José I. Rodríguez // Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE)

 

 


COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING


 

17:30h – 19:00h EntreComp: The new European framework for entrepreneurial skills and education

Cristina Armuña // CEO and founder of Rule Eleven, co-director of «101 Emprendimiento» and analyst at Business ADN

Tuesday, November 26

9:00h – 10:00h Talk: «Enhancing your entrepreneurship competences with EntreComp. Empowering your progress».

Edmundo Tovar // Executive Director Innovation Group in Education in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), coordinator of Entrecomp4all programme

 

10:00h – 11:00h Round table: «The practical benefits of creative thinking and innovation in European companies and universities».

Aneesh Zutshi // Expert of the BLUES project European Advisory Board

Isabel Rocha // Pro-rector Universtity NOVA of Lisbon

José I. Rodríguez // Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento

Raluca Diroescu // Coordinator Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

 


COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING


 

11:30h – 12:30h Introduction to the BLUES Intellectual outputs and pilots.

Antonio Picciotti // Universtity of Perugia

Carla Portela // Universtity NOVA of Lisbon

Dolores Kores // Universtity of Ljubljana

Priscila Parra // Universtity of Cantabria (CeFONT)

José Carlos Ceballos // Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento

 


LUNCH


 

14:30h – 16:30h Workshop: How to implement BLUES methodology in your entrepreneurial and/or academic reality using agile tools

Practical workshop driven by David Harrison // Teacher and founder of Welearn.es, occasional consultant and bilingual over-thinker, specialising in better learning, better thinking and better communication for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

 


COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING


 

17:00h – 18:00h Workshop: How to implement BLUES methodology in your entrepreneurial and/or academic reality using agile tools (continuation).

Practical workshop driven by David Harrison // Teacher and founder of Welearn.es, occasional consultant and bilingual over-thinker, specialising in better learning, better thinking and better communication for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

 

18:00h – 18:30h BLUES International Event closure.

Speakers

Aneesh Zutshi

Aneesh Zutshi

Passionise
Antonio Picciotti

Antonio Picciotti

University of Perugia
Carla Portela

Carla Portela

Univ. NOVA of Lisbon
Cristina_Armuna

Cristina Armuña

Rule Eleven & UPM
David Harrison

David Harrison

Welearn.es
Dolores Kores 1

Dolores Kores

University of Ljubljana
EdmundoTovar

Edmundo Tovar

Univ. Politécnica de Madrid
Isabel_Rocha

Isabel Rocha

Univ. NOVA of Lisbon
José C. Ceballos

José C. Ceballos

CISE
José I. Rodgez

José I. Rodríguez

CISE
Priscila Parra

Priscila Parra

University of Cantabria
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Raluca Diroescu

Youth@Work

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