Bridging the Gap


Bridging the Gap (BTG) project's main aim is to transfer and adapt an innovative methodology of training and developing entrepreneurship, "The Bridge Model (TBM)”. The project will involve 6 organizations from different EU countries. Thus, the TBM will be used and tested in new economic, socio-cultural and linguistic contexts. 

The project is co-financed with support of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), Leonardo da Vinci (LdV), Tansfer of Innovation.


The BTG Project will produce a training methodology and materials to enable business incubators, VET trainers and employment centres, to work alongside local entrepreneurs so they can engage also with marginalized/disadvantaged learners in order to empower them to develop the qualities, skills, experiences and attitudes necessary to initiate their own enterprises.


The model’s overall objective is to bolster participants’ enterprises and entrepreneurial competencies and aspirations through on-going support from individuals who have taken the same journey.


The latter is to be achieved through the Bridge model, an enabling and empowering training methodology consisting of practical group and 1-on-1 coaching sessions, workshops, access to contemporary information and continuous support from active business experts. TBM consists of delivery led by a successful entrepreneur and a VET trainer and a series of one-on-one coaching sessions, business scenarios and learning materials.


Project partners:

  • Bridging to the Future Project Coordinator (United Kingdom)

  • Merseyside Expanding Horizons (United Kingdom)

  • Academy of Entrepreneurship (Greece)

  • Business Incubator-Gotse Delchev Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre (BI-GD) (Bulgaria)

  • Everis (Spain)

  • Business Development Friesland (BDF) (Netherlands)

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