CENTRES (Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools) is a multi-country project co-funded by the European Commission, British Council and eight organisations across Europe.
A New Direction is the UK partner; the other participating countries are Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, and Slovenia. The project is led and managed by British Council Poland.
The project seeks to explore the teaching of entrepreneurial skills in schools, with an emphasis on creativity and the creative industries, given their importance as a growth industry and potential area of employment.
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A New Direction worked with the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) to pilot the delivery of the Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) in London. The project gave five schools the opportunity to take a group of students through the SEQ to Bronze or Silver level, and to work with a number of expert professionals from the creative industries to shape their project and develop their skills.
Pilots also took place in all but one of our partner countries, findings and best practice can be found at http://centres-eu.org/
Following completion of the
international pilots, the project partners worked together to create a set of Policy Recommendations for creative
entrepreneurship education. You can find these here
To find out more about the project and the international project partners, and to explore the Knowledge Bank, visit the CENTRES website: www.centres-eu.org
CENTRES (Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.