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Developing a Common Approach to Education

in Entrepreneurship at School

What’s the goal?

To increase the capacity of the educational institutions through collaboration within the cross-border region. 

What’s the budget?

145,020.62 euro, out of which 123,267.52 ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 60,338 euro for Lead Beneficiary and 28,731 euro for Beneficiary 2.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): First Elementary School “Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov”, Berkovitsa (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Gimnasyum School „Zaharia Stancu”, Roșiori de Vede (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Regional Management of Education Montana (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 07.06.2017

End date: 06.12.2018

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Berkovitsa, Montana,Montana District, Bulgaria

Roșiori de Vede, Teleorman County, Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Creation of cross-border web-portal named “Entrepreneurship Spirit at Schools” and virtual manual for entrepreneurship training at school;
  • Coordination of instruments, methods and best practices for assisting teachers in their classes of entrepreneurship;
  • Development of joint innovative entrepreneurship curriculum and textbook suitable for training in elementary schools;
  • Modernization of school facilities in designated entrepreneurship zones at school;
  • Information and publicity: t-shirts, posters, leaflets, brochures, , indoor banner, notepads, pens, folders, information boards; organizing 2 conferences in Romania and Bulgaria;

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

- 6 supported cross border mechanism to enhance cooperation capacity –1 joint curriculum, 2 joint textbooks printed, 1 web-based virtual manual jointly developed, 1 joint web portal, 1 joint network between two educational institutions created;

Programme results: increased level of co-ordination of the public institutions in the eligible area.

Project status

The implementation period of the project was finalized on 06.12.2018.

The following objectives have been achieved:

A joint partnership has been established by the project partners;

A web portal ( ) was created, which provides comprehensive information about the two partner schools and reference information for the relevant education ministries and regional education inspectorates in the Montana and Teleorman district centers in three languages - English, Bulgarian and Romanian.

The experts and teachers in entrepreneurship learnt about two interesting models and European practices that have not been applied so far in the field of professional training of teachers in entrepreneurship in school.

The curriculums and the textbooks have been developed and they can be found on: . The content of the curriculums enables the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship and new business management.

The curriculums has been developed in three parts:

1. Curriculum in ceramics

2. Curriculum in weaving and embroidery

3. Curriculum in wood carving

Along with the curriculums modernization of the two schools which are partners within the project have been performed, namely B22, has equipped the existing cabinets for teaching entrepreneurship with furniture, air-conditioning system, TV, 1 computer, 3 laptops, refrigerator, info board, exhibition stand, video projector with projection screen, 3 security cameras, 2 mobile phones, 20 flash memory storage devices, 1 laser printer, 1 multifunctional device, 1 magnetic board and 1 flipchart, while the LB have designated the following areas in entrepreneurship called "New Old Crafts" - pottery, carpet weaving and embroidery, wood carving and have equipped them with furniture, exhibition stand, wall with creative paint, CCTV system, roller for clay boards, ceramic oven, laboratory island, lathe, mobile laboratory, demonstration table, 10 Digital scales, 6 Vessels to extract dye, 2 Portable stand for brochures, 2 air-conditioning systems, binding machine, paper cutting machine, laminator and machine for embossing and cutting;

A web-based virtual manual has been elaborated and it could be found on: ;


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