• Increasing the number of female entrepreneurs is a key priority in the EU for reasons linked to economic and social development. The lack of female entrepreneurs is particularly evident in the field of Engineering. In this context, EMERGE has a clear goal: increase the number of female entrepreneurs in engineering by transforming their access to and the quality of the training they receive from Entrepreneurship, VET & HEI institutions.


  • At a time when digital technologies have revolutionised the way we live and work and all aspects of our lives, we believe it is more crucial than ever to provide high quality, sector-specific training opportunities which allow business advisors to update their skills and embrace effective digital teaching and learning. For this reason, Digital Changemakers aims to increase the ability and motivation of Business Advisors to use digital tools in their training.


  • Ambition to employ is a project that developed a new training model to enable self-employed owner-operators to hire their first employee with knowledge, ability and confidence. This requires teaching the practical, legal and financial aspects of employment and sustainable business growth, but also applying new insights into overcoming the psychological barriers and risks involved.


  • This project aims to increase the availability and quality of entrepreneurship education for young people from all backgrounds in order to combat the unacceptably high levels of unemployment which many countries face.


  • BIOCOMP aims to describe and prioritize specific skills/competences in the Biobased economy (BBE), additional to the existing ESCO skills description and to develop an on-line tool based on Learning Scenarios to create personalized training programs for workers in the circular economy.

    This project is primarily aimed at Vocational Education and Training (VET), with a focus on further training of workers in the Biobased (circular) economy. After this project, workers can create their own individual training scheme, for their unique situation. This will lead to optimizing their training pathway and to better economic results of the companies.

    Further objectives are:

    • to have a view on the present and future needs of VET trainers and SMEs for BBE-materials;
    • to facilitate VET schools and training centres and local businesses to intensify their cooperation in the field of BBE (training);
    • to have an inventory of existing data bases for BBE learning materials in Europe, including information how these databases are built up;
    • to have the 40 most relevant competences regarding BBE at hand, according ESCO systematics;
    • to use different learning scenarios to set up individualised training programs to improve learners’ competences and skills regarding BBE;
    • to explain and to promote the possibilities of BioComp to VET teachers and trainers, to stimulate them to use the communication platform and to look for international cooperation in further circular economy activities;
    • to develop a sustainable business plan for the exploitation and dissemination of BioComp, also after the project.