NEWS

FINAL MEETING UNDER THE ENDURANCE PROJECT WAS HELD IN ITALY
14.09.2022
On September 14, 2022, in Pescara, Italy, a final meeting under the "ENDURANCE" project was held, which is implemented in partnership with eight partners from seven countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Slovakia and Spain). During the meeting, the online interactive e-learning platform for athletes, which includes modules such as project management, administration and reporting, guidelines and practical recommendations for future entrepreneurs, practical tasks and forms of creating and administering business projects, was discussed. The platform is free and can be used by active and former athletes at: https://enduranceproject.eu//

The links between sport and entrepreneurship are numerous, but are sporadically recognized and rarely capitalized. The two sectors are rarely found together in VET Vocational Education and Training as effectively linked domains with synergistic links: hence the need for much-needed entrepreneurial competencies due to the low level of entrepreneurial modules in sports-oriented disciplines and the lack of personalized entrepreneurship training. ENDURANCE rethinks the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship based on the complementarities and commonalities between sport and entrepreneurship, such as determination, perseverance, self-confidence, stamina, respect of rules, team play, self-reliance, competition, success/failure, etc.

ENDURANCES OBJECTIVE IS TO REIGNITE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND MODERNIZE THE WAY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS TACKLED IN VET AND TO:
1) Map dynamics of sports and entrepreneurship, common traits and links for sustainable careers for learners in VET and sport systems;
2) Develop ENDURANCE entrepreneurship custom-made training and tools;
3) Establish online interactive OER platform for ENDURANCE training (virtual and blended-learning);
4) Sustain results and promote their uptake in VET and sport ecosystems;
5) Advance the entrepreneurship discourse at policy level with the ENDURANCE Green Paper.

ENDURANCE project is co-funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ programme.