The EDUCCKATE project [ Education Cultural & Creative Knowledge Alliance for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs ] is a 18 month initiative co-funded by the European Commission, under the Directorate-General for Education and Culture. The project aims to develop an innovative training and mentored internship scheme for the support of Higher Education Institutions and businesses, the cultivation of entrepreneurial mindset of students and graduates and the promotion of entrepreneurship.

EDUCCKATE provides the students and graduates of Cultural and Creative majors with access to businesses in the sector as well as opportunities to develop business projects & discover new professional routes. Also, it benefits HE institutions through their connection with SMEs in the Cultural and Creative sectors with the aim to develop new customised products or services with commercial value based on academic research and knowledge. The EDUCCKATE objectives are based on 3 pillars:

  • Facilitate mutual exchange of academic & business knowledge A partnership between and within HE Institutions, creative & cultural business, students/graduates & stakeholders in 7 countries will support direct links between academic & business worlds for the exchange of knowledge.
  • Open the access to the business world to prepare tomorrow’s creative and cultural entrepreneurs HE institutes in CC fields prepare students academically but entrepreneurial thinking can only be injected through specific business competences & face-to-face contact with practitioners. The project will identify entrepreneurial competences most relevant to the creative & cultural sectors and will develop specialised training material to upskill students and also graduates.
  • Support sustainability of the project & of CC entrepreneurship CC academic staff will be trained in key mentoring and also entrepreneurial competences in order to contribute to project sustainability and continue to implement the mentored internship scheme after project end with the aim to support CC entrepreneurship in the long run.

EDUCCKATE has been developed by a transnational consortium specifically set up for the purpose of implementing the project. It involves eleven (11) partners from seven (7) EU Member States with complementary expertise. 

Length of Programme

29 September 2013 - 06 October 2014


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No fee to take part.

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