Project " Stop Dreaming Start Doing" originated
from the idea to involve students from senior classes into the novel and exciting
business world so as to broaden their understanding about the importance of
entrepreneurship education, to introduce students to the essentials of
successful business and, while engaging with proposed project activities, to
take the entrepreneurial plunge which will encourage students to assume
responsibility and command in their future businesses.
Contemporary students will have to live and work in a completely different
fast-changing world surrounded by sophisticated technologies and competitive
environment of economics and politics. They will face many daunting challenges
and the lack of experience makes it particularly difficult to see and seize
business opportunities. As many schools do not offer in their academic paths
parallel vocational courses or workshops to help students in making a choice
for their future career, the proposed idea of this project will be addressed to
discover another field of studies in order to undertake new challenges with
The partnership for the project between two schools was established after the
Inter-School Competition dedicated to the theme “Online Shopping”, financed by
the General Directorate of Health and Consumers of the European Commission when
the winners of the competition from Lithuania and Austria, met in Brussels in
2014. Connecting links for future projects between teachers and schools were
discussed and the initial topics and ideas for Erasmus + project were
to develop and stimulate students’ natural and gained abilities, such as creativity, self-motivation, confidence, responsibility and determination;
to develop competences in leadership, logical thinking, analyzing problems and finding solutions;
to evaluate risks and to endeavour stated aims;
to build up a productive collaboration among students and teachers in the field of high education;
to promote cultural diversity and mutual understanding, improving students' knowledge of history and cultural heritage of two countries.
students from senior classes.
During the project the participating students are going to
plan, fulfill and transform their innovative ideas into reality. What is
important, the students represent two countries having diverse social
backgrounds as well as different experience in entrepreneurship and
understanding of it. The participants are going to check their entrepreneurial
skills and abilities which may help them in choosing their future careers. This
fact makes the main idea of the project more valuable and challenging.
As the first step of the practical approach, the students will create
questionnaires on the topic of the entrepreneurship and will use them
interviewing entrepreneurs. At this stage they will also create a computer game
or a quiz on economics.
The second step will provide the young people with opportunities to check their
entrepreneurial skills and abilities which may help them in choosing their
future careers or giving an opportunity to make their dream and ideas a
reality, for instance, starting big or small businesses of their own. In the
Year 2 of the project they will brainstorm small business strategies and plan
innovative ideas. After that they will fulfill and transform innovative ideas
into reality. These activities will be conducted in both countries separately
and through technologies and virtual mobility Lithuanian and Austrian students
will exchange implemented innovative ideas.
During the project lifetime both partner schools are expected to discover new
forms of teaching and learning and to broaden students' understanding about the
importance of entrepreneurship education. The direct communication while being
engaged in project activities will be extra motivation for learning foreign
After the project lifetime partners will improve the
curricula offered to their students and will strengthen cooperation between
educational institutions and project stakeholders.