Tuesday 16th November 
10:00 – 13:30 
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  • The YOUCOOPE project, in which Bantani Education participates together with nine European partners, will present the blended learning methodology developed by the project on 16th November. 
  • The methodology combines digital teaching with face-to-face sessions and aims to foster cooperative entrepreneurship education in secondary and higher education. 

Brussels, 1 November 2021 – Registrations are now open for ‘Entrepreneurial education through the cooperative lens: Get inspired, make it happen!’, an international event organised by YOUCOOPE. The Youth Cooperative Entrepreneurship Education Initiative (YOUCOOPE) project, co-funded by the European Commission DG Grow, in which PARTNER NAME participates together with nine partners from Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain , will present the methodology for the promotion and encouragement of cooperative entrepreneurship among young Europeans to educators, institutions and cooperatives.  

The event will be held in Brussels on Tuesday 16th November from 10:00 CET, in person and with a very limited capacity, but those interested can participate in the event free of charge online, by registering on the YOUCOOPE website.  

In addition to presenting the results of the programme and learning methodology developed, the agenda includes a presentation on the growing importance of cooperative entrepreneurship for the European institutions, given by Patrick Klein, Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission. 

The day will be rounded off with various discussion forums in which attendees will be invited to participate online and a presentation of the COOPower project, a project aimed at raising public awareness of the impact of the social economy and cooperative enterprises as an alternative and improvement to problems such as youth unemployment which is supported by the British Council

Together with Bantani Education, the consortium that has developed YOUCOOPE is composed of nine other institutions from five EU countries: Project lead, the Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento – CISE (Spain), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain) Co-operative College CI (UK), Ciudad Industrial del Valle del Nalón (Spain), Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy), European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Italy), Bantani Education (Belgium), Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione (Italy), Escuela Andaluza de Economía Social (Spain) and Awel Aman Tawe (UK). 

YOUCOOPE methodology for the promotion of cooperative entrepreneurship in classrooms 

YOUCOOPE has developed an innovative blended learning methodology to train European Secondary and Higher Education educators in cooperative entrepreneurship, with the aim of enabling educators themselves to integrate concepts, skills and real experiences of cooperative entrepreneurship in their classes, including integrating the cooperative model into their curricula and promoting it among young students and entrepreneurs across Europe.  

The YOUCOOPE methodology, which has already been successfully tested with European educators through the different workshops that the programme has been developing over the last year, is now available to all educators and teachers who wish to implement it in their curricula and can be downloaded from the YOUCOOPE website.  

Register now for Entrepreneurial Education Through The Cooperative Lens: Get Inspired, Make It Happen! 
Tuesday 16th November 
10:00 – 13:30 
Online registration