E-cool is a cross European project:

  • promoting entrepreneurship
  • identifying and exchanging examples of good practice
  • Developing actions to include in regional policies.


The objective of E-COOL is to improve the effectiveness of regional policies in promoting entrepreneurial spirit of young people, contributing to the future economic development and increasing EU competitiveness.

We aim to:

Improve and achieve more effective policies promoting entrepreneurial mindset.
Increase the knowledge of policymakers, professionals and public servants working on entrepreneurship and education.
Increase awareness on the advantages of an entrepreneurial education, as well as to promote cooperation between EU regions in the development of new policies.

What are we doing?

We will be sharing good practice via a series of study visits during the learning phase. Each partner will present a good practice piece to the group, from which three are chosen for closer inspection at the next meeting.

E-cool events

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Delivery Period

2018 – 2020 – The Learning Phase

2021 – 2024 – The Implementation Phase

Young entrepreneurship in the Heart of the South West

The Gatsby Benchmark and the Careers Hub Model

The Careers Hub supports schools in the achievement of their Gatsby Benchmarks via a team of Enterprise Co-ordinators who link each school with a senior manager form a local business (An Enterprise Advisor). These Advisors work closely with their school at a strategic level to plan a programme of changes which will improve the school’s score against the Gatsby Benchmarks, and hence deliver better Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance CEIAG to students.

E-cool case study Careers Hub

Young Enterprise – Devon and Exeter

Young Enterprise works in partnership with local schools, businesses and volunteers to inspire and equip thousands of young people each year to learn and succeed through enterprise. Together we ensure that young people grow up with the life skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in the changing world of work.

Young Enterprise

SEN.SE (Special Education Needs Somerset Expertise)

Entrepreneurship for special education needs.

SEN.SE (Special Educational Needs Somerset Expertise) is a partnership between the special schools and specialist provision within Somerset. The partnerships aims to work with a wide range of organisations, partners, parent/carers and families to equip students with the life skills and qualifications they need to reach their potential as, living as independently and autonomously as they can.

Read more about SEN.SE entrepreneurship
Read more about SEN.SE