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Projects

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Below You will find a brief overview of recent projects of YSBF.

Hopework

The aim of the „Hopework“ project is to promote entrepreneurship and to create more micro-entrepreneurship possibilities in Ukraine for individuals and companies willing to provide their services to foreign markets via internet. At the same time we help to reduce acute shortage of skilled workforce, which a number of companies in Estonia face. The planned project aim to set up infrastructure, which enables (1) Estonian (and other) companies to provide long-distance work opportunities to people from Ukraine; (2) companies to hire workforce remotely on pay-per-hour and pay-per-project basis (3) Ukrainians to provide their skills and services to potential customers in Estonia via internet (4) to transfer money and monitor remote workforce more conveniently than any single company alone could do. The project is financed by Estonian Development Co-operation Program of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

CRUCIAL Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a new emerging way of finding financing for projects in science, business and culture. This project is aimed at analyzing, which are the best ways of  conducting crowdfunding campaigns. We look at experiences of various European countries and provide interesting insights on how to organize a successful crowdfunding campaing. How to entice investors and what to promise them, which platforms to use for different kind of capIn addition to a comprehensive online training materials there will be also a course developed for offline use for lecturers of crowdfunding.  teaching and promoting entrepreneurship for young people in various European countries. Particular focus is on understanding how is entrepreneurial spirit nurtured among young people in schools in different parts of Europe. Entrepreneurial aspirations are one of the tools of paving a better future for Europe. The project is financed by Leonardo Da Vinci Program of EU and includes partners from France, Italy, Estonia, Turkey and Romania. The project is financed from Erasmus+ program of European Union.

IDEA-C

Considering the alarmingly low turnout rate in EU elections in some countries where voting is not compulsory and the democratic deficit it causes across Europe, this project aims to restore electoral faith among EU citizens.
It addresses the four main causes for low electoral participation found in collaboration with the project partners:
- lack of interest and of knowledge of the democratic workings of the EU
- mistrust towards EU institutions
- lack of sense of belonging to Europe.

The project is financed from Europe for Citizens Programme.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

YSBF is the contact point for Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program in Tallinn, Estonia. We hope that we foster interesting co-operation relationships between Estonian host enterprises and aspiring new entrepreneurs from abroad and vice versa. EYE program helps new entrepreneurs to learn from their experienced counterparts and existing entrepreneurs to find new motivated potential future co-operation partners abroad. 

More information available at: www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu 

 

Promoting Entrepreneurship

This project is aimed at analyzing, which are the best ways of teaching and promoting entrepreneurship for young people in various European countries. Particular focus is on understanding how is entrepreneurial spirit nurtured among young people in schools in different parts of Europe. Entrepreneurial aspirations are one of the tools of paving a better future for Europe. The project is financed by Leonardo Da Vinci Program of EU and includes partners from France, Italy, Estonia, Turkey and Romania.

 

European Network of Science Websites

European Network of Science Websites (ENSW) intends to facilitate co-operation and information sharing between European websites about science, scientific achievements an novel technologies and technological developments. ENSW network includes science websites from all over Europe. ENSW helps to disseminate information about new technologies and new interesting science and business developments in Europe.

 

YOSCIWEB

Aim of the project was to analyse how web sites dedicated to the popularisation of science build and renew the social representation of science and scientists, particularly towards the young people. YOSCIWEB brings a contribution by offering guidance / innovation / reference and best practices in order to improve communication of science and to make science and scientific careers more attractive to young people. The
project was financed from European Commission Framework Program 7. Project partners were from France, Spain, UK, Iceland, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Estonia.

 

ProYouth

This project aims at promoting youth employment by establishing a European network of exchanging best practices between relevant stakeholders ranging from education providers to policy makers. The project also intends to provide an environment for brainstorming different novel approaches to reducing youth unemployment. ProYouth partners are from 12 organizations in 6 countries and the project has received financing from EU Progress Programme.

 

E-com +45

The first aim of this project was to explore a multidisciplinary approach to ICT (Information and Communication Technology) education for people from their mid-to late forties and seniors. E-seniors project was supported by EU Lifelong Learning Programme (GRUNDTVIG). The participants of the 6 institutions from all over Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and Estonia) were exploring subjects together and sharing ideas on teaching methods and techniques and on topics regarding what this population segment wants to learn and which were the best practices carried out by this project partners in this area.
 

Innovation Policy Test-lab

 

This project was striving towards creating a better and more informed dialogue between different innovation stakeholders for more successful policy development. We have created a comprehensive handbook of innovation policies in different parts of the world; gathered innovation platforms of Estonian political parties and asked various interest groups to comment the platforms and give their own suggestions regarding innovation policies.

 

Innopia Creativity Olympiade

 

The project was aimed at promoting and enhancing creativity and gathering ideas. We organized various seminars and creativity trainings in different educational institutions in Estonia, created a comprehensive web-solution for ranking and commenting the ideas and created teaching materials supporting creativity teaching in Estonian schools.