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Entrepreneurship in Initial Primary Teacher Education

The EIPTE project is a strategic partnership between eight European institutions: six higher education institutions, one science center and one foundation. EIPTE is funded as part of the EU Erasmus + program and carried out in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD.

The overall objective of EIPTE is to get higher education institutions to implement entrepreneurship education and/or enhance the quality of entrepreneurship education in their initial primary teacher education.
The project is based on the following definition of entrepreneurship education: “Entrepreneurship is when you act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into value for others. The value that is created can be financial, cultural, or social ”.

Therefore, the main outcome of this strategic partnership is a toolbox for higher education institutions with initial primary teacher education. The toolbox is multilingual and consists of existing national and European learning resources and is complemented by new material that is created in the course of the project through the partnership. Nine further intellectual outputs aim to improve or implement entrepreneurship education in initial primary teacher education at various levels.

The eight partner institutions are:

  • Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
  • Fonden for Entreprenørskab
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg (coordinating institution)
  • Mid Sweden University
  • Technichus Science Center
  • University of Deusto
  • University College Absalon
  • Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences