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Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world. A European Initiative

Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world. A European Initiative

Objective

DOIT contributes to youth employment and to create new jobs in the social economy by nurturing in young pupils seeds for active social innovation: entrepreneurial mind-sets, knowhow and skills. The project empowers primary and secondary school pupils (6-16 years) alongside educators to apply open innovation methods, digital maker tools and collaboration skills to tackle societal problems. It will develop ground-breaking DOIT toolboxes for children as well facilitators, which provide complementary knowhow and support. They are designed for experiencing being a social innovator in mobile and fixed child-friendly makerspaces and are easily accessible at the interactive DOIT webplatform. Co-created with help of the Children’s Advisory Committee, DOIT novel resources cover inspirational experimentation, design, prototyping and basic business modelling knowhow needed for sustainable product and service innovation. The DOIT children’s social innovation and entrepreneurship programme is piloted and evaluated across 10 European countries (AT, BE, DE, DK, ES, FI, HR, NL, RS und SI), reaching 42.000 children and 20.000 facilitators in schools, innovation labs, maker spaces and social enterprises. It offers intergenerational workshops and training events targeted at different learner needs and learning settings. DOIT showcases how its child-friendly, intergenerational maker approach enables young people to acquire the manual, technological, intellectual and social skills they need to be active and initiate social good. DOIT’s online idea competition, open to all children in Europe, will inspire them to pursue an entrepreneurial career path. The project consortium comprises experienced actors across the social innovation value chain with links to related European initiatives fostering young entrepreneurship education. DOIT’s ambassador Network (currently more than 80 supporting institutions) and open educational resources will drive DOIT’s long-term sustainability and impact.
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Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Address

Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 628 500

Participants (13)

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STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 338 425

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 277 400

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 327 375

MEDIALE PFADE.ORG-VEREIN FUR MEDIENBILDUNG EINGETRAGENER VEREIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 139 475

EDUCENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 152 975

ZAVOD ZA KULTURO, UMETNOST IN IZOBRAZEVANJE KERSNIKOVA

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 83 750

DRUSTVO SA OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU POLYHEDRA BEOGRAD-ZVEZDARA

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 59 937,50

COC OFFICE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 44 097,45

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU ARHITEKTONSKI FAKULTET

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 76 625

INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 91 125

EUROPOS SOCIALINIS VERSLUMO UGDYMO IR INOVATYVIU STUDIJU INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 92 875

YOUTH PROAKTIV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 84 400

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SYDDANMARK

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 82 462,55

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770063

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 524 008,91

  • EU contribution

    € 2 479 422,50

Coordinated by:

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Austria