Second consortium meeting of the EEE Project was hosted by the University of Szeged (SZTE) Knowledge Management Center in the city of Szeged, Hungary. The meeting set the platform for the project representatives to share progress on their work packages, and discuss arrangements on the pilot-testing of the entrepreneurship courses in partner locations.
The two-day program gave the participants the opportunity to present their work in detail on the major agenda topics, i.e. the development of the EEE Alliance Road Map, EEE Teaching Toolkit, multimedia resources, and project dissemination activities, as well as exchanging ideas on the upcoming tasks, in particular, possible platforms for the pilot-testing of the courses in the partner universities- and potential challenges in implementation. The presentations overall have led to productive discussions on the nature of the ‘EEE Regional Alliance Development Roadmap’ (SZTE), and the teaching methodologies of the individual modules presented in the ‘EEE Teaching Toolkit for Entrepreneurship Education’ (MCI).
Szeged team has taken concrete steps to offer their 5-credit new EEE course ‘Entrepreneurship Education’ to USZ students from 11 study programs, starting from September 2017. The course is highly promising in its offerings. In the model, not only the business leaders will be involved with the course lecturing, but also the Department of Economics Master’s program students will provide mentoring to the enrolled students throughout the semester. Pilot teaching of the courses are foreseen to take place at the ‘Entrepreneurship Camp’ in the summer of 2017 at MCI, during which coaching and mentoring sessions are offered to MCI students, and at ‘Entrepreneurship Weeks’ in May 2017 at MLU, in collaboration with the Univations EEE Project representatives.
The meeting was a success in terms of its outcomes, supported by the generous hospitality of the host partners. The participants enjoyed a city sightseeing tour after the first day of the meeting, followed by traditional Hungarian dishes and drinks during a dinner organized by the Szeged project representatives.
The next partner meeting is planned to take place in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, on 17-18 October.