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Learning Objectives

Today’s world is characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Technological developments, demographic trends, globalization, climate change, are contributing to rapid transformations of labor markets. Both individuals and organizations need to develop new competences that secure their resilience in the face of fast-changing economies and societies. Being able to adapt to change, working effectively in teams, using softwares for remote working, solving problems, communicating well, being creative and able to prioritize and managing projects are often listed among much needed skills for the future.

In 2018, the European Union issued a Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, focal not only to cope with fast changing labor markets, but also to be active contributors to more resilient societies. In particular, such Recommendation relates to digital and entrepreneurship competences. To support them, the European Commission has published two reference frameworks, the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp), and the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp). The latter, in particular, defines "entrepreneurship" as the capability to act upon opportunities and ideas to transform them into value for others. EntreComp consists of 3 interrelated and interconnected competence areas: ‘Ideas and opportunities’, ‘Resources’ and ‘Into action’. Each of them is made up of 5 competences, which, together, constitute the building blocks of entrepreneurship.

Starting from this framework, this training programme focuses on 6 transversal competences (Creativity; Vision; Mobilizing Others; Planning and Management; Coping with Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Risk; Working with others). They are aimed to help participants in becoming promoters of change in their work, communities and life contexts, to face the challenges of our time with new methods and adequate tools, to create added value and improve the world in which we live.

In particular, this programme has the following aims:

- learn how to develop ideas and identify opportunities (including better solutions to existing and new challenges) to turn them into a project, a product, a service that meets specific needs

- work following one's own vision of the future and transform ideas into action

- learn and experiment innovative approaches to work and new tools for project design

- learn how to combine knowledge and resources to achieve higher quality effects

- learn to inspire and engage others and get the support needed to achieve valuable results

- develop communication, persuasion, negotiation, leadership skills

- learn to identify needs, priorities, medium and long-term objectives, design, plan, organize (and organize)

- learn to work in a team and cooperate with others to develop ideas and transform them into action

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Participating into this programme will allow students to gain useful knowledge and skills to access self-employment as a valid professional choice, and will provide a deep knowledge of the new world of work, and new working places. Class attendance will also help participants to be active in their positions as employees inside companies or public institutions and active citizens in their communities. Hence, this programme is aimed to provide skills useful for a range of professional positions in which a degree of autonomy is needed.

This programme will be entirely held online through technological platforms and tools provided by the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. Lessons will be held between March and May 2021. 

The programme is based on 225 hours of training activities, of which n. 42 hours of lectures, n. 28 of training and n. 155 of individual study.

There are 6 teaching modules, organized into 3 interconnected areas: “Ideas and opportunities”, “Resources” and “In action”. In each module, teaching hours will be connected to a project work and individual study.

Area 1. Ideas and opportunities

Module 1. Developing creative and purposeful idea (Business administration and Management, 1 ECTS)

Module 2. Working towards your vision of the future and transform your ideas into action (Management, 1 ECTS)

Area 2. Resources

Module 3. Inspire and engage the others (Economic sociology and sociology of work and organisations, 2 ECTS)

Area 3. In action

Module 4. Prioritize, organize and follow up your goals (Business administration and Management, 1 ECTS)

Module 5. Making decisions, dealing with uncertainty, ambiguity and risks (Management, 1 ECTS)

Module 6. Team up, collaborate and network (Economic sociology and sociology of work and organisations, 1 ECTS)

The modules include project works, intended as assessments of the acquisition of key skills and competencies. At the end of the training course, there will be a final exam, via a summary report on the outcomes of project works.

Lecturers will be held via learning platforms in use at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. A tutor will be available

This programme is part of the project "Face the Work 2.0", funded by the National Association of Italian Municipalities within the call "RESTART"

How to apply for Ideas into Action: Soft Skills for the Development of Entrepreneurship

Course with limited number of positions
Number of positions
30 available
Admission deadline
Applications due by 04/02/2021
Useful information

Candidates must submit their application together with a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation. If the number of applications exceeds available positions, a commission will rank applications according to: (1) Qualifications; (2) Experiences and professional achievements; (3) Motivation letter.

A priority is given to residents in the provinces of Ancona and Macerata, as the project which this programme is part is aimed primarily at those territories.

Registration form
Application procedure
You can apply from the 12/02/2021 to the 26/02/2021 . Using the online procedure you can register to fill in the application and pay with PagoPA (Credit Card, PayPal) to complete the payment of the admission fee.
Online registration
Online registration Registration guidelines
Tuition fees

Tuition fee: € 66.00, to be paid by February 26th 2021

Useful documents and materials

Elenco ammessi download
Scheda del corso download

Information on teaching and research activities


Programme Director: Eduardo Barberis

Programme Co-director: Nico Bazzoli

Scientific Committee: Eduardo Barberis, Nico Bazzoli, Francesca Maria Cesaroni, Annalisa Sentuti

A chi rivolgersi

For information, please e-mail facethework@uniurb.it

Eduardo Barberis
 +390722305745   +390722540409   eduardo.barberis@uniurb.it
Nico Bazzoli
 +390722305745   nico.bazzoli@uniurb.it

Administrative contacts

See above

 0722.304634-304635   corsi.postlaurea@uniurb.it

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