WHAT IS SdE
SdE is an European project, carried out by partners coming from Finland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom and Spain. The partnership consists of four vocational schools (VET), two higher education institutions (HEI), one high school, one enterprise and one regional ministry of education. The key target groups of the project are students, teachers, trainers and local small and medium sized companies.
Sustainability-driven Entrepreneurship (SdE) project origins from the need of VET schools to involve sustainability in their education plans. Entrepreneurship education has been on the agenda of pedagogical development in all levels of education for years. Nevertheless, it seems that sustainability is not so often included in entrepreneurship studies and initiatives applied at educational institutions.
Sustainability, considered both from cultural, social, ecological and economical points of view, has an increasing importance in the labour market, because it manages and addresses the problems rising from growing inequalities, scarce resources, environmental issues. Therefore, SdE project regards as a priority that those who are considering starting a business understand the value and potential of sustainability, both for their own business, for their communities and for the planet.