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Turiba University’s Department of Languages participates in Quality award winning project (0)

Start your own business and help reduce unemployment! This was one of the cornerstones of the Leonardo da Vinci project RELESE „RE-integration into Labour market through Entrepreneurship”. The project slogan was - „Learn to start your company – release your business skills!”. Turiba University’s Department of Languages was one of the six partners working on the project from 1st October 2010 till 30th September 2012.

The goal of the RELESE project was to contribute to the re-integration of socially vulnerable group of unemployed people into the labour market by enhancing their entrepreneurship skills and competencies, implement a realistic, competitive and sustainable Virtual Learning Community, which would promote a specific entrepreneurial training/mentoring programme offering an integrated guidance to entrepreneurs from the early stage of motivation and idea generation through a personalized support in implementing business projects.

An innovative entrepreneurial course was designed and implemented in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Finland during the project. The virtual learning course consisted of 10 modules. In addition to learning and completing online exercises, course participants were offered the opportunity of attending guest lectures at Turiba University. Participants could also present a business plan and test the extent of knowledge gained at the end of the theoretical course.

The Lithuanian National Agency (Education Exchanges Support Foundation) awarded the RELESE project the Quality award at the end of 2014 highlighting the contribution of the project towards adult education and the enhancement of entrepreneurial skills.

The main results of the project are available on a RELESE CD at the Department of Languages. The CD contains materials for the development and enhancement of entrepreneurial skills, tasks, case studies and links as well as recommendations and guidelines for course organisers. These materials are accessible in English, Finnish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish and Portuguese.

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