Entrepreneurship and Communication in Multicultural Teams
ECMT+, Entrepreneurship and Communication in Multicultural Teams
ECMT+, Entrepreneurship and Communication in Multicultural Teams, is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership project. In this project, seven higher education institutions from seven different European countries are working together to develop teaching practice, entrepreneurship teaching research, and students’ and teachers’ entrepreneurial mindsets, practices and multicultural communication skills. This is a European cooperation project promoting collaboration and sharing across the continent.
The project website is here.
The universities are:
- Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland – the project coordinator
- Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany
- Jean Monnet University St Etienne, France
- Poznan University of Technology, Poland
- Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina
- University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
- Vives University of Applied Sciences, Kortrijk, Belgium
This project includes three two-week intensive workshop for around 50 students from the seven universities, dedicated to entrepreneurship education and preparing participants to face future challenges by enhancing their knowledge of the business world and developing essential skills and attitudes including creativity, initiative, tenacity, teamwork, an understanding of risk and a sense of responsibility. We understand entrepreneurship as the willingness and ability to develop new ideas, working with others to create them and make them workable. This can be both ideas for new companies and organisations and ideas for change within existing companies and organisations, where intrapreneurship thinking is much needed. Forging the entrepreneurial mindset will help future entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs turn ideas into action.
The first intensive programme took place in Joensuu, Finland, in 2017. The second took place at TUAS Wildau from 25 February to 8 March 2018, and was conducted by project members in the Faculty of Business, Computing, Law, our international partners, and the TUAS Wildau VINNLab (Venture Innovation Lab).
Wildau project coordinator: Dr. Greg Bond, bond(at)th-wildau.de