Young Entrepreneurship – Developing in Action (YEDAC)


In the new project YEDAC (Young Entrepreneurship – Developing in Action), teachers become qualified to teach children and young people to be entrepreneurial and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. YEDAC will ensure that 1.000-2.000 teachers and approximately 24.000 students throughout Europe work with entrepreneurship in school. The participating schools will be exchanging teaching methods and testing these in diverse settings. The project, in which PLATO is involved, was initiated in December 2012, and will last for three years.

Project partners

The project is a collaboration between participants from Finland, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria and Denmark:

1.University College Lillebaelt (DK)

2.Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu (FI)

3.University of Teacher Education Styria (AT)

4.PLATform Opleiding, Onderwijs en Organisatie B.V. PLATO, Leiden University (NL)

5.South Denmark European Office (DK)

6.Scientific Research Centre of Sofia University ''St. Kl. Ohridski'' (BG)

7.Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville (ES)


The objectives of the project are:

  • Development and redesign (adjustment) of tools and methods with explicit learning outcome which can encourage and improve the work with innovation and entrepreneurship in education and learning for students and teachers in secondary schools.

  • Testing the tools on a small scale (for example having a small number of teachers apply the tools or method in their classrooms), for possible fine-tuning and improvements

  • Training school teachers across Europe in how to use the tools and methods developed

  • Disseminating the pedagogical methods and materials produced, so that they are accessible to and can be used by a vast number of teachers in Europe.

Application schools

Primary and secondary schools that are interested in participating in the project can apply at PLATO to Joost de Zoete.

Extra information

For more information on the project you can visit the website of YEDAC (, or contact Jaap van Lakerveld.

Last Modified: 16-01-2013