Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee


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CenSE researchers: Bart Henssen, Karen Brabant
Duration: November 2011 – November 2014
Partners: Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia – Direzione Centrale Lavoro, Formazione, Commercio E Pari Opportunità (Italy) (Promotor); Enaip Fvg (Italy), Camera Di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura Udine (Italy), Azienda Speciale Ricerca & Formazione Cciaa Udine (Italy), Voka Kamer Van Koophandel O-Vlaanderen (Belgium), Translake Gmbh (Germany), Bsm - Bodensee Standortmarketing Gmbh (Germany), Ccissb - Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County (Hungary), Uni-Flexys University Innovation Research And Development Public Nonprofit Ltd. (Hungary), Scci Prc - Slovak Chamber Of Commerce And Industry – Prešov Regional Chamber (Slovakia), Pzpl - Pomorski Związek Pracodawców „Lewiatan” (Poland), Tnoik - Towarzystwo Naukowe Organizacji I Kierownictwa Oddział W Gdańsku (Poland), Azienda Speciale Imprese E Territorio - I.Ter (Italy)

The Go & Learn project draws up an international catalog of company visits, linked to learning content. The catalog offers added value for the professional growth of students and employees. The goal is to promote knowledge exchange between employees, experts, young entrepreneurs and students on the basis of (international) company visits. The project is carried out in Belgium by KAHO Sint-Lieven, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel and VOKA / Chamber of Commerce East-Flanders.

Content company visit
On the one hand, a company visit includes a presentation of the company and a tour. On the other hand, a thematic seminar is organized, in which topics such as the mission of the organization, company vision, SWOT analysis, HRM policy, logistics planning, etc. are discussed in more depth. The seminar is supervised by an expert or teacher from the school, together with an expert from the company. The dialogue between student, expert and teacher is central here.

The company visits are grouped by theme and clustered in circuits of 5 to 6 company visits over a period of a few days. The themes of the company visits therefore serve as a common thread throughout a circuit. The first two circuits are currently being worked out, with the following themes: (1) Food circuit: Young entrepreneurs and students become acquainted with entrepreneurship in their own country or abroad, (2) Logistics circuit: Experts delve into contemporary logistics themes, for example 'Track & Trace ". Other thematic circuits will be developed and offered in the future.

What does this mean for the host company?
The host company receives a group at least once a year. The company visit includes a presentation of the company followed by a tour. The thematic seminar is determined in consultation with the host company and integrated into a circuit. The visit takes about half a day. If the organization wishes this can take shorter or longer. The registrations, the transport, a possible interpreter, are not the responsibility of the host company. The size of the groups is determined in mutual consultation and can vary from 5 to 25 people.

Added value
Participation leads to knowledge enrichment through interaction with experts, students and young entrepreneurs. The company becomes a partner of KAHO / HUB, which means that it can use our possibilities with regard to internships, research projects, thesis and international exchange. The company is also presented to (inter) national (final year) students and young entrepreneurs. This makes the company interesting as a future employer or cooperation partner. The project offers European networking opportunities with companies from similar sectors, because it is included in an international catalog with a presentation of all participating companies.
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