The main objective of CBVE is to enhance the professional skills of students by lifelong open and flexible learning approaches, with a specific focus on the development, extension and expansion of entrepreneurial skills. CBVE is to pilot entrepreneurship as prospective part of the curriculum for students not (longer) part of traditional cohorts. CBVE addresses the training of trainers as well i.e., the upgrading of entrepreneurial skills of the academic staff involved. CBVE has a clear operational focus on cooperation between higher education institutions and relevant stakeholders in the field: Regional Entrepreneurial Networks, Chambers of Commerce, Investment Banks and other Professional Organisations. This has been acknowledged to be a major lifelong learning priority.
By developing pedagogically-rich learning content and recruiting non-traditional learners, CBVE directly engages the stated target group and offers them a unique opportunity to lever entrepreneurial training. Such learners also benefit from third-party engagement and interaction through stakeholders outside the university, when being confronted with a (critical) assessment on their proposed business ventures.
European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Estonian Information Technology Foundation - Tallinn University, University of Miskolc (NHRDEC), Marie Curie Sklodowska University, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED)