The main project idea was to develop the concept of international mini-companies, to test students’ international mini-companies and to work out on-line tool for similar initiatives.
The project supported development of students’ key competences, critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, analysis, interpretation, synthesizing information, research skills and practices, curiosity, imagination, innovation, personal expression, perseverance, self-direction, planning, self-discipline, adaptability, initiative, public speaking and presenting, listening, leadership, teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, virtual workspaces, information and communication technology (ITC) literacy, media and internet literacy, visual interpretation, data interpretation and analysis, computer programming, conomic and financial literacy, etc.
There were 34 students and 21 teachers taking part in the project activities directly. The international learning activities were milestones of the project that allowed the international mini-companies establish contacts, work together, have learning sessions on business-planning, product development, marketing, financial planning, etc. Each project year there were 3 international companies of 4 members (one from each country). Members of the first year companies became mentors for the second year companies.
The main results were increase of students’ interest in entrepreneurship and their better ability to apply their knowledge to real-life situations and being equipped for full participation in society.