Development of a new VirCamp Module: Social Entrepreneurship from an international perspective

Social & Impact Entrepreneurship:

Course development starts together with international partners

Social work and Social entrepreneurship require a global perspective from the very beginning in order to meet the challenges of humanity in a holistic and cross-border way. It all starts with the individual – with a personal vision of a better world: “What is really important to me!” – embedded into a team with a shared vision. Social Entrepreneurship ventures also start with building a vision around social challenges and to develop a more balanced and solidary society. This reflection and the introduction to the idea of meeting social problems in an entrepreneurial way require inspiring and professional didactics. Vircamp has launched the design of a new course, that will be online as a pilot course at the beginning of 2021. The Coordination Board Meeting held 02.07.2020 mandated Prof. Dr. Winfried Weber (University of Applied Sciences Mannheim & Peter Drucker Society) and Prof. Dr. Harald Bolsinger (FHWS University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt & Impact 4 Entrepreneurship gGmbH) as head teachers in the first pilot course to come.

Summary from the yearly teacher meetings 2020 – digital in Kaltura

Yearly teacher meeting May 2020

Due to the Covid-19 virus ufortunately the yearly teacher meetings could not be held in Bergen, Norway. Instead, a digital version were held during the planned dates 27th – 29th May 2020.

Our platform was Kaltura and both theacher meetings, Steering Comittee meeting and Consortium management group meeting were completed.

In addition to VirCamps`already existing three modules, the teacher group is working on the development of a new module: “Social entrepreneurship (1o ECTS-credits).” A pilot will be offered in 2021.

It was also decided that VirCamp will offer a new E-pedagogy course through autumn/spring 2020/2021. Exact dates are to be announced under the heading e-courses.

Even though the yearly meeting were run perfectly well digitally, all teachers hope to be able to meet physically next year.


Yearly Meetings 2020 – Bergen in Norway

This year, partners in VirCamp will meet each other during the days 27 – 29 (week 22) May 2020. Host this time is Western Norway University of Applied Sciences – Campus Bergen in Norway. Teacher meetings, Steering Committee meeting and Consortium Management meeting will be held these days.

Short summary from the teacher meetings in Würzburg, Germany

Teacher group

The VirCamp Yearly Meetings took place at Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany from 27-29 of May 2019.

The teachers evaluated the courses arranged during the study year 2018-19, and worked on revision and changes of the three VirCamp courses.

Professor Achim Förster gave the teacher team an informative and amusing guided tour through Würzburg

On May 28th, the Steering Committee had their meeting and worked out the year report and program and suggestions for the CMG meeting, including number of hours for workshare and the roles of the SC members.

During the Consortium management Group meeting on May 29th, and the CMG members had the year report presented by Inge Vervoort. Then a report from the teacher meeting were shared and the next year´s workplan and budget was agreed upon. Ideas for potentially new courses were presented and discussed.

The next teacher meeting in 2020 will be arranged in Bergen, Norway.

To see the minutes go to: For partners


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