Startup Project Conference for all new projects in Denmark was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science (UFM)

We are happy and proud to be invited to the Start Meeting of all approved Strategic Partnership Projects in Denmark. The meeting is organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Denmark (Uddannelses- og Forskningsministerietand) hosted at UCL University College (UCL Erhvervsakademi og Professionshøjskole i Odense).

The reason of our presence at the conference is our approved Strategic Partnership Project - "Entrepreneurship is the Key to Success".

The project aim is to develop relevant and high-quality skills and to support young adults (especially NEETs in age 20-30) in acquiring entrepreneurial competences with special focus on developing skills needed for the future entrepreneurs that will be inevitable for tomorrow’s jobs but are not considered crucial for the jobs today (with special focus on: complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management and coordination with others). This aim will be achieved through:

• deepen research of current training needs of young adults and skills needed for the future in area of entrepreneurship;
• creation of a virtual simulation game that allow to work innovatively on these skills, in order to foster people’s participation in the labor market and make them play an active role in society and achieve personal fulfilment;
• creation of didactic handbook for using the game;
• wide dissemination and exploitation;

Primary target group: young adults, students and NEETs in age between 20 – 30 years old.
Secondary target group: adult educators/facilitators including career advisors working in the non-formal education settings.
The new method that we propose is the use of an online game that can reproduce virtual, plausible or hypothetical situations in which the players can use and improve their skills. The game’s environment will ensure that the player does not feel pressured or judged, but feel free to act and put into practice his/her own abilities. The scenarios the game will be the result of a phase of research conducted by experts in the field of psychology, counselling, vocational guidance, coaching, etc. At the end of each level the game will produce a report that will make the player aware of the right and wrong moves he made, and how to implement the suggestions in real life.
Then the consortium will realize the EKS game with different level of complexity and a Handbook supporting teaching/learning process with the use of the game. The game and the Handbook will be piloted within the target groups (students, NEETs and adult educators) in order to collect feedback and realize the definitive versions.