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Introduction by Andy Williams

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Introduction by Andy Williams

  1. 1. 1 CENTRES – Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools „FINDINGS AND FUTURES” International Conference Brussels, 15th May ANDY WILLIAMS CENTRES PROJECT DIRECTOR DIRECTOR BRITISH COUNCIL POLAND #FindingsFutures
  2. 2. 2 CENTRES – CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SCHOOLS • CENTRES is a European project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. It is led by the British Council in partnership with eight organisations from across Europe (Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, Slovenia and the UK) • The project has created a European forum for issues relating to entrepreneurship education specific to the creative industries, and for sharing innovation and best practice in this area.
  3. 3. 3 Pilot activities 8 countries were testing new methodologies in teaching creative entrepreneurship in schools. The methods included: • Mentoring schemes • Motivational tools • Competitions • Summer camp • Community based projects
  4. 4. 4 Online Knowledge Bank It is a resource for teachers and entrepeneurs, containing tools and methods developed by CENTRES and additional useful links.
  5. 5. 5 International Conferences Kraków 2012 London 2013 Brussels 2014
  6. 6. 6 State of Innovation Reports
  7. 7. 7 Policy recommendations
  8. 8. 8 Project’s reach up-to-date: Teachers: 780 Pupils: 2,220 Entrepreneurs: 130 Schools: 264 Stakeholders: 180 Policy makers: 90 Educators: 3,600
  9. 9. 9 THANK YOU #FindingsFutures

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