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The project is coordinated by the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (Germany). The other partners are the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago (Chile), 3s Unternehmensberatung, Vienna (Austria), the Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla (Colombia), the Fundación Imaginario, Bogotá (Colombia) and the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol (Cyprus).

Käthe Schneider

Käthe Schneider

Coordinator of the Project and Professor of Adult Education at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Professor Käthe Schneider, the Coordinator of this project, has done research and writing on fundamental capacities for many years. She has produced over 30 papers, book chapters and monographs in the field of research on meaning making and fundamental competences and has made contributions to self-development and presented a new model of self-development. The relevance of this model is shown by papers in peer-reviewed journals, invited book chapters, numerous presentations at International academic conferences and a Masters programme developed by the Department of Adult Education at FSU based on this model.


Among other activities, Professor Schneider participates on the editorial or advisory board of several international journals. At WHU, the Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, a leading European Business School, she was in charge of the executive development programmes for several years.


The model of self-development based on meaning making and identity is a major part of the theoretical foundation of this research project.

Website FSU Jena
Unternehmensberatung GmbH

3s is a consulting and research company, providing a wide range of products and services across the interface of education & training on the one hand and the labour market on the other. The experience, expertise and the interdisciplinary approach in the design and implementation of projects in the field of knowledge, learning and work made 3s one of the leading Austrian research institutions in this field. At European level, 3s is actively involved in the development of ESCO (the European Skills, Competences and Occupations classification), the development and implementation of the Austrian NQF (National Qualifications Framework) and the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and the implementation of ECVET (i.e. the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training). Jörg Markowitsch is the founder of 3s Enterprise consulting and was Managing Director from 2001 until 2008. He holds a Masters degree and a PhD in Humanities and a Masters degree in Science and Technology. His areas of research include: continuing vocational training and skills development; acquisition of competences; skill taxonomies; skill need analyses; European Educational Policy.

Website 3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH

Universidad del Desarrollo

Universidad del Desarrollo
Prof. Carlos Albornoz

Universidad del Desarrollo

In the project, UDD will contribute to developing the model of entrepreneurial learning and success and will help in analysing the data.


Carlos Albornoz is psychologist, with a doctoral degree in adult education and an master of science in business from Florida International University, USA. He got the 2008 Kauffman Dissertation award to fund his research of entrepreneurship instructors across USA. He has designed entrepreneurship programs for Children Trust (USA), Barbara Bush Foundation (USA), and the Inter-American Development Bank (USA).


In Chile, Dr. Albornoz has served as national coordinator of public policies related to entrepreneurship and human capital for the Ministry of Economy. Dr. Albornoz is full time professor, MBA faculty, and researcher at Universidad del Desarrollo. UDD has been the #1 in entrepreneurship for the past seven consecutive years in Latin America.


Research interests of professor Albornoz are related to the impact of entrepreneurship education in business performance. Recently, Dr. Albornoz finished a three years data collection to measure the effect of entrepreneurship education on college students at a national level in Chile. The Chilean agency for Scientific and Technological Research of Chile sponsored his research. Professor Albornoz is well known in Chile as venture capitalist, business advisor, director and owner of several small companies.

Website UDD
Universidad del Norte

The Universidad del Norte has an excellent research record in entertainment education. Jesus Arroyave is an Associate Professor and the Director of the School of Communication at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.


He earned his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Miami. His professional interest focuses on journalism and media studies, health communication and communication for development and social change.


Professor Arroyave has extensive experience with the entertainment-education (E-E) strategy. He has implemented several nationwide strategies in areas such as sexual reproductive health and adolescents, vector transmissible diseases and health literacy and unplanned pregnancy in adolescents.


Given the innovative approach of this project, the entertainment-education strategy is considered as a key component of the training in order to help participants to develop entrepreneurial identity.

Website Universidad del Norte
Fundación Imaginario
Comunicación para la Paz y el Cambio Social

In our project Imaginario will design and implement the video-series, for the educational and training programme.

Adelaida Trujillo, BA in Anthropology, and Filmmaking (BBC and London International Film School UK-British Council scholarship) is a TV and communication practitioner with 25 years of experience in media production, and developing strategic inter-sectoral and networking processes for communication and media support of health and development. Since 2013, she has developed a nation-wide multimedia–crossmedia edutainment strategy for youth – with the Partners UNINORTE and Uniandes.

Website Fundación Imaginario
Cyprus University of Technology

Professor Constantine Kontoghiorghes is a faculty member at the Cyprus University of Technology, where he is responsible for the Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour and Leadership curriculum. He has extensively researched the topics of learning transfer, motivation to learn, and motivation to transfer back to the workplace, and has developed the empirically validated “Systemic Training Transfer Model” (STTM).

The uniqueness of the STTM model pertains to the fact that it takes a holistic approach towards the learning transfer phenomenon and thus in addition to the immediate training transfer climate it also associates learning transfer effectiveness with systemic work environmental characteristics, as well as organisational performance.

The organisational characteristics that have been found to be strong predictors of performance measures are also part of the STTM model and thus incorporated in the research design of our project.

Website Cyprus University of Technology
Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organization supporting Irish companies to achieve global success, working in partnership with Irish enterprises helping them to start, grow and innovate.

Enterprise Ireland is our associated partner in Ireland. They kindly provide support for the purpose to conduct a survey located in Ireland. With their networks and expertise they will help us to recruit the sample of women entrepreneurs in Ireland.

Website Enterprise Ireland
Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen

The VdU is our associated partner in Germany. With their strong networks they will help us to recruit the sample in Germany.

VdU organises approximately 1.600 women entrepreneurs in 16 state associations. The women entrepreneurs generate together an annual turnover about 85 billion Euro and engage more than 500.000 employees in Germany. For more than 60 years VdU is distinguished by an active network as well as a strong representation of interests in economy, politics and society.

Website VdU
fGf Arbeitskreis Women Entrepreneurship

The working group is an association of FGF members who are connected through their common interest in the topic ofWomen Entreperneurship.

Website FGF e.V.