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The international YEDAC course

Adding New Quality to Learning: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset in School by Developing Subject Teaching. The YEDAC Approach.


How do we prepare children for the future in a rapidly changing environment? – Schools need to help them find their talents and strengthen their personalities and equip them with European key competences. For the labour market we need to provide opportunities for them to develop their sense of initiative and an entrepreneurial mindset. The European CIP-project YEDAC has developed a teacher training course and material that supports entrepreneurial acting in ordinary subject teaching. An entrepreneurial learning model shows necessary conditions in the environment and helps in this way to organize them. An entrepreneurial learning process model helps students to find their own ideas and turn them into action. As a positive attitude of the whole school is an important success factor we welcome school principals with members of teaching staff.

Participants will work on their own understanding of entrepreneurship and their own entrepreneurial competences as research shows that role model learning is an important element of entrepreneurial learning. Participants will be given ready to use tools and material to apply in their classrooms.  

One asset is that the course and material has been tried out in 6 different European countries and seems adaptable to different situations.

This course is about entrepreneurship education in the wider sense, meaning that it is not about students to found their own business and not about special courses at school. We aim at new qualities in (multi-disciplinary) subject teaching that allow entrepreneurial learning as part of subject matter learning for students from about 13 – 16 and older.  
We empower teachers, trainers, headmasters and other education staff to adapt their learning environment to foster an entrepreneurial mindset. The course will allow exchange among teachers from different European countries, foster networking, and gaining insight into European educational priorities.

Participants will:

  • Get an insight into European educational priorities;
  • Develop an assertive attitude towards entrepreneurial teaching and learning
  • Learn how to set up an entrepreneurial learning project in their own school
  • Learn how to apply the YEDAC process and material in the classroom;
  • Learn about evaluation of products and skills;
  • Get to know good practice examples and have an opportunity for exchange with colleagues from other European countries
  • Learn about approaches to entrepreneurship education in other European countries
  • Get to know cultural and educational “specialities” of the region

This course is open to: teachers, trainers, headmasters, school and education managers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, school psychologists, human resources managers, other school staff, non-governmental organization staff.

Please find below the daily programme.

  • Our programme lasts 3 days, including cultural activities. Participants are expected to arrive one day before the start of the course and leave one day after the end to make sure everyone can stay until the end of the course. Upon specific request we can organize longer versions of this course. Cultural activities are included in the course programme.

Day 1

  • Participants arrival
  • Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city 
  • Getting to know each other
  • Welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Educational priorities in Europe
  • Entrepreneurship workshop
  • Entrepreneurial elements in my teaching
  • Teacher competences for Entrepreneurship Education
  • Reflection about different approaches in Europe

 Day 3

  • Didactic approaches: the YEDAC entrepreneurial learning model
  • Thematic workshop
  • Idea workshop
  • Production workshop
  • Cultural immersion, visit of educational institutions and innovative enterprises in the region
  • Dinner in old Jewish Quarter

 Day 4

  • Presentation worksop
  • Learning from pilot projects
  • Evaluation of products/services/learning competences
  • Transfer to home situation
  • Typical (Polish/Croatian) social farewell dinner

Day 5

  • Optional trip to Auschwitz (not included in price)
  • Participants’ departure

Our methodology was tried out successfully in 6 different European countries and was found inspiring as well as practical. Theoretical inputs of high quality are interlinked with hands-on workshops. We foster collaboration among participants in groups according to interests and encourage learning from each other.
The trainer staff is multinational to ensure that different European perspectives will be made visible. The background of the project can be exploited to the full not only by making use of the material that will be given away for free (teacher guidelines as well as teacher handbooks and students’ toolkits), the website and the teachers’ facebook group.

Local contacts will make sure that the culture of the host country and especially the beautiful and interesting town of Krakow (or Opatija) can be discovered.   

You can find below the sessions planned. If none of these dates suits you please mind that we may add additional sessions (and cities like Beja, Portugal, Seville, Spain) if there are at least 8 participants interested so feel welcome to contact us at to inform us about your needs.
Sessions planned :
3/08 - 4/09/2016; Krakow, Poland

March 2017, Opatija, Croatia

April 2017, Graz, Austria

Course fee: EUR 70 per day per participant
Support, monitoring and certification: EUR 150 per participant
Accommodation, meals, guided visits: EUR 0-120 per day per participant (depending on the services required)
Teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant covering all the costs including travel, board and lodging and course fee. You can find more about Erasmus+ funding at meanwhile below you can see how you could cover all the costs to attend this course thanks to Erasmus+.
Erasmus+ Course Fees budget: EUR 70 per day
We charge EUR 70 per day per participant so you will be able to fully cover the course fee.
Erasmus+ Organizational Support budget: 350 EUR per participant
We charge EUR 150 for monitoring and support of participants, validation and certification of learning outcomes. This is less than your organization will receive, the remaining EUR 200 per participant can be used by your organization
Erasmus+ Individual Support budget: EUR 70-140 per day per participant
Each National Agency decides upon the daily Individual Support rate that will be granted. The Erasmus+ application form will automatically calculate the Individual Support you will receive.
For our standard all-inclusive options we charge from EUR 100 to 120 (depending on the services required) and we provide accommodation in single room, all meals, guided visits and local transport. Based on your needs and budget we can provide different options or you can choose to organize the subsistence by yourself. At you can read more about how we take care of your subsistence.

The University of Teacher Education Styria is the largest teacher training organisation in the South of Austria and has lots of European experience, especially also in key competence acquisition. It has been an active member of the CIP- project YEDAC on entrepreneurship education and responsible for the development of the teacher training and piloting projects. For this course it will team up with PLATO, an organisation of educational consultants within the University of Leiden, Netherlands. The pedagogical methods we use are interactive and based on learning-by-doing and reflecting best practices. We draw from rich experience in transnational quality courses.

Please find more about us:

- Rich experience in organizing international courses:  we will provide high quality information and guidance on mobility
- Competence orientation: we will provide competence-oriented learning activities and – on request validation and certification
- General preparation: Before the course we will make contact with participants to find out about specific needs or goals

- Linguistic aspects: Our course is in English but we can support  participants with material also in German, Bulgarian, Danish
- Logistical support: We will provide support on how to get to the respective venues
- Experienced trainers will provide coaching and guidance and social support if necessary to help participants before, throughout and after the course
- Feedback and evaluation: we run daily feedback sessions as well as a final evaluation to ensure learning on all sides in the training course and ensure its quality

We follow quality standards for adult education set up by the Ginco network (

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance including a description of training content and as well as its starting and end date. Upon request we can provide additional certification and reporting documents.


Ort: Krakow, Poland, or Opatija, Croatia

Sprache: EN; G; Dutch

Themen: Eigeninitiative und Unternehmergeist, Kreativität; Talentförderung

Schlüsselkompetenzen: Eigeninitiative und Unternehmertum; Lernkompetenz; Fremdsprachen;

Zielgruppe: Behördliche(r) und politische(r) Entscheidungsträger/-in; Lehrkräfte und Schulpersonal: besonderer Förderbedarf;  Lehrkräfte und Schulpersonal: Sekundarstufe; Mitarbeiter/-in einer höheren Bildungseinrichtung; Mitarbeiter/-in einer Nichtregierungsorganisation; Schulleitung

Preis: 360 Euro

Included in price: Course

Anzahl der TeilnehmerInnen: 10 - 20

Zertfizierung nach Abschluss: Ja


30.08.2016 > 04.09.2016, Krakow, Poland

March 2017 Opatija, Croatia

April, 2017 Graz, Austria