Yearly meetings 2022 – to be held in Bergen, Norway

After two years of virtual meetings due to Covid-19 pandemics, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen will be hosting the traditional Yearly Vircamp Meetings 2022.

Teachers team will meet on June 13th. The Steering Committee (SC) will meet on June 14th, and the Consortium Management Group (CMG) will meet on June 15th.

All Vircamp partners are excited with the idea of being able to meet  in person again. The visiting partners are warmly thankful to Western Norway University of Applied Sciences for their kind hospitality.

 

Preparations for yearly meeting  

On Friday June 3rd an online Teachers meeting was held, chaired by Course Coordinator Wim Wouters.  This meetig intended to serve as a preparation for the Teachers meeting in Bergen soon to be. The meeting addressed the most important topics that will be later discussed and presented in Bergen, such as the evaluation of the courses or the suggestions for future improvements. Also, the meeting served as an introduction  and welcome of a set of new teachers, who will  join the Vircamp team next academic year.

Summary from the yearly meetings 2021- also this year as digital meetings

VirCamp held its usual meetings in the beginning of June 2021.

Once again, due to Covid-19, the meetings ought to be held online. The meetings were run perfectly well digitally, although all teachers and the management group hope to be able to meet face to face next spring 2022.

The teachers team met on June 3rd. The meetings were divided in separate sessions where all four VirCamp modules and the E-pedagogy module were evaluated.

The Steering Committe (SC) meeting took place on June 7th, and the Consortium Management Group (CMG) met on June 11th. In both these meetings we had the pleasure of welcoming University of Wolverhamton (UK) as a new member of the VirCamp Consortium from September 2021.

VirCamp is proud to introduce a new module: Social and Impact Entrepreneurship in an International Perspective, spring 2021

Social and Impact Entrepreneurship in an International Perspective, 10 ECTS (Pilot) 

See Curriculum Plan Social Impact Entrepreneurship

 

Social & Impact entrepreneurship is an online course that allows students from social sciences and entrepreneurship in various countries to learn from each other and to share information, knowledge, skills and values about social innovation. The course brings together diverse professional and cultural backgrounds of students, who will cooperate and learn from each other and together.

Social entrepreneurship is defined by doing business for a social purpose. Social entrepreneurs combine social and economic actions in a way that improves the lives of people connected to the cause. They don’t measure their success in terms of profit alone or dominantly. They measure their economic performance just on a slightly positive breakeven. Whereas, success to social entrepreneurs is measured outside the social start-up whether they have improved the world and have had a positive impact on society based on the common good.

 

How to apply and further information:

Students from VirCamp partner Institutions: please contact the VirCamp person of reference in your Institution

Students from other Institutions: please contact Winfried Weber  w.weber@hs-mannheim.de

Application form for students from other institutions: Application Form Social and Impact Entrepreneurship in an International Perspective

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.

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