SET to CLIL: technology-enhanced Social Entrepreneurship Training based on Content and Language Integrated Learning



    Skills in 3 key competences acquired in just 1 training course:
  • social entrepreneurship skills;
  • foreign language skills;
  • ICT skills.

What is social entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is about how to start, build and run a business that changes and improves the world.

Who are the social entrepreneurs?

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems.

What does CLIL stand for?

Content and language integrated learning is a term created in 1994 by David Marsh and Anne Maljers as a methodology similar to but distinct from language immersion and content-based instruction. It's an approach for learning content through an additional language, thus teaching both the subject and the language. This kind of approach has been identified as important by the European Commission, because it can provide opportunities for pupils to use their new language skills now.

Project Features


Contribution to the development of entrepreneurial, language and digital skills in VET, including for the rural areas.


In the rural areas of 5 European countries – Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Spain and Turkey.


By merging language teachers' expertise, social entrepreneurs' expertise and ICT expertise to achieve an important synergy: an innovative, open-access, cross-curricula VET solution with value added.


Social entrepreneurs, VET providers, trainers and learners, NGOs and decision-makers in the social sector, authorities and policy-makers.

Why Social Entrepreneurship?

In many cases social entrepreneurship is the main, if not the only, development potential in some areas of Europe, the rural regions in particular. The European Network for Rural Development reports that some 14 % of the population in the EU’s predominantly rural regions suffers from employment rates of less than half the EU average. At the same time the social economy is an important pillar of the European economy, representing some 10% of GDP. More than 11 million workers or 4.5% of the active EU population are employed in the social economy. One in every four new businesses set up each year is a social business. New educational courses for rural people, many of whom are at risk of exclusion because of geographic and economic disadvantages are seen as a driver for social innovation in the rural areas according to a report on social innovations and employment in rural communities.


It increases the opportunities for language learning and practice without increasing the curriculum time. It integrates a variety of ICT tools to facilitate "hands-on" trainings. „It opens doors on languages for a broader range of learners, nurturing self-confidence in young learners and those who have not responded well to formal language instruction in general education. It provides exposure to the language without requiring extra time in the curriculum, which can be of particular interest in vocational settings." (Wikipedia)



09 / 06 / 2017

On June 7th-8th in Bucharest, Romania, Fundatia Professional hosted the last SET2CLIL Project meeting.

Fourth Project Meeting in Bucharest, Romania


16 / 12 / 2016

Participants were welcomed to Mary Immaculate College by Professor Michael Healy, Associate Vice President for Research.

Newsletter II


06 / 12 / 2016

On November 24th-25th in Limerick, Ireland Mary Immaculate College (MIC) hosted the third SET2CLIL project transnational meeting.

Third Project Meeting in Limerick, Ireland


19 / 07 / 2016

Report on Social Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Spain and Turkey

Primary Research Report


19 / 07 / 2016

Preparations for the first Intellectual Output. What is Multiple Intelligence Theory about and why teaching English and SE together?

Newsletter II


28 / 06 / 2016

On June 23rd – 24th in Targu Mures, Romania, Fundatia Professional hosted the second SET2CLIL Project transnational meeting.

Second Project Meeting in Tirgu Mures, Romania


31 / 03 / 2016

Fifth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
31 March - 3 April 2016 Plovdiv, Bulgaria


18 / 01 / 2016

SET2CLIL Project First Newsletter.
Project information, CLIL and social entrepreneurship details.

Newsletter I


14 / 01 / 2016

On 9th–10th December 2015 the first transnational project meeting of the partners was held in Tryavna, Bulgaria.

First Project Meeting in Tryavna, Bulgaria

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