Ecoprise

Future-oriented social entrepreneurship through Ecovillage Design – Ecoprise

Description

Current challenges at international level, such as climate change, environmental degradation, rising unemployment rates, have shown the urgent need to adopt more sustainable approaches in our lifestyles and productive systems. Yet, a real transition to a culture of sustainability can only take place if people are equipped with proper skills and encouraged to come up with innovative entrepreneurial initiatives. Within this context, Ecoprise intends to promote a new entrepreneurial model and skillset for a new professional figure, the Ecoprise Designer, able to contribute to local regenerative development, promoting a harmonious coexistence between human life and nature within enterprises. To this aim, the project will create a multi-sectoral alliance bringing together Higher Education Institutions, VET providers, enterprises and non-profit associations to develop a multi-disciplinary course on Ecopreneurship, i.e. future-oriented social entrepreneurship through ecovillage design, inspired by the 4 dimensions of sustainability, and recognised through micro-credentials and through a European certification. The international pilot-testing of the newly-created course and its impact analysis will ensure its efficacy and transferability, while fostering new professional interactions. Additional opportunities for peer-learning and exchange of
knowledge will be offered throughout the project, in order to stimulate people’s willingness to take action for a real change in lifestyles and production systems. The participatory and collaborative approach at the basis of the project will contribute to its long-term sustainability, supported by the use of different communication channels, reaching out to a multi-sectoral community at local and international level. Tailored actions are envisaged for stakeholders’ engagement and exploitation of results, including the creation of local incubators, formed by learners completing Ecoprise course, acting as project ambassadors.

Objectives

  1. Identify successful examples of social enterprises and ecovillages and analyse existing skill gaps in the two fields in order to design a tailored entrepreneurial model and a new professional profile able to support its deployment: the Ecoprise Designer.
  2. To develop an online Ecoprise design course, as a cross-sectoral international study programme inspired by Ecovillage Design Education, and to identify related Learning Outcomes paving the way for its European recognition.
  3. Pilot test the Ecoprise course to ensure that its final version fully responds to real needs and fills existing gaps, thus contributing to create a new generation of Ecopreneurs through a diversified learning approach, including work-based learning experiences.
  4. Ensure effective evaluation of the project activities and enhance the transferability and international recognition of the newly-created Ecoprise course, by finalising it based on a thorough impact analysis and certifying it through Micro-credentials.
  5. Stimulate more sustainable business practices, raise awareness on Ecoprise core topics and mainstream its results and approaches with key stakeholders and policymakers.

Consortium

  • Coordinator:
  • CESIE (CESIE)
  • Beneficiaries:
  • Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte)
  • GLOBAL ECOVILLAGE NETWORK OF EUROPE EV (GEN EUROPE)
  • UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU (UNS)
  • UAB THEORIA (The Critical),
  • EUROTRAINING EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION (EUROTRAINING)
  • CANDIDE INTERNATIONAL BV (CANDIDE),
  • CSI CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION LTD (CSI)
  • GRANTXPERT CONSULTING LIMITED (GRANTXPERT),
  • MB ZALIASIS JUDEJIMAS (MB Zaliasis),
  • ECQA GMBH (ECQA GMBH),

At a glance:

Ecoprise
Co-Funded by the EU

Project Duration:

36 Months

Project Start:

01/02/2024

Project End:

31/01/2027

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Project Number:

101140200

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