Institute of Entrepreneurship Development IED is an NGO that was founded in 2005 in Larissa, Greece. Its vision is to create an environment that promotes entrepreneurship, research and the entrepreneurial spirit and mindset of businesses, creating long-lasting relationships with society and the academic community.
The IED provides assistance and services in the field of education, economic and social development, promotes human rights and democracy and offers consulting and training services to organizations and individuals in the field of entrepreneurship, social economy, informal qualifications, vocational education and training… etc, through forums, publications, conferences/seminars, networking, collaboration with other institutions and other such activities.
Its experience over the years, in both national and international projects, has been in the aforementioned fields, while it has built a vast network of contacts globally over the years, which will be used towards the dissemination of the project and sustainability of impact and results.
The IED has implemented a number of national and EU projects, with a focus on entrepreneurship, gender equality, employment, the certification of informal qualifications, the social economy and social entrepreneurship. It has participated in a large number of Lifelong Learning Programme projects, including the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme and Grundtvig Programme, both as partner and leader and thus has the experience and know-how to successfully implement such projects.
In the context of the projects materialised, it has completed a large number of studies and research, organized and materialised workshops/conferences/meetings, developed innovative tools in a number of fields and has developed methodologies of certification of informal qualifications in a number of projects and sectors.
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The IED has vast experience in the implementation of national and EU projects, with a focus on the Lifelong Learning Programme. It has implemented a large number of projects on the certification of informal certifications in a number of different fields and will therefore bring forth this experience and know-how to the specific project by exploiting the methods and processes developed in these previous projects and further developing them to meet the specific needs of the specific project and target group.