In the month of November VUM participated in a training for university lecturers from Italy, Greece, Indonesia, Iceland, Ireland, Philippines, in the framework of the project “Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Enhance Higher Education Value-Added for Better Graduate Employability” (BEEHIVE), where Varna University of Management is a leading organization.
Host of the seminars and workshops was UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI GUGLIELMO MARCONI (USGM), Italy. Among the topics were Online education and teaching, Presentation of platforms for e-training in the frameworks of the universities and work on the content development in them. Within the practical part of the event there was also a demonstration of the host university multimedia studio. A digital storytelling for successful entrepreneurs was another part of the workshops for the participants. After the end of the theoretical and practical part, the participants received certificates of participation. For VUM certificates were presented to dr. Violina Ratcheva – lecturer in the School of Business and Marketing and to Mrs. Christina Armutlieva – Director of the International Cooperation Department.
The main goal of the project, which is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, is to develop sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems on a university level in the partnering countries with the participation of educational institutions, as well as to support the student employability after graduation. Another common goal is to support the transformation of the higher education institutions into entrepreneurial universities.
The project introduces a whole new holistic approach / model of the entrepreneurial ecosystems, that sees entrepreneurship not only as individual efforts, but also as a process of cooperation and creation of synergy systems between different interested parties. This way, through BEEHIVE the universities will be engaged and associated with a wide area of external interested parties, including business partners, investors, risk capital, social entrepreneurs, politicians.