In the framework of the Intellectual Output n. 2, an analysis on existing VET programmes in the three countries has been performed in order to understand what is already present on the market. The analysis lead to the result that there is t a clear picture of what cultural entrepreneurship is; different countries have different understanding of the concept as well as different needs, issues and peculiarities.

Based on this assumption and on the case studies developed, partners have designed the EQF for the cultural entrepreneur, which contain knowledge, skills and competences by individuals working in existing cultural heritage organizations.

In the framework of EMPHOS project, the EQF developed served as the basis for the common structure for the two pilot sessions, which were designed based on the following outline:

  1. General introduction: what’s going on in the world, continuous change, selfscan
  2. Relation to the audience/clients: costumer focused organization, customer journey, hospitality
  3. Context/social impact: networking , stakeholders, politics, society
  4. Financial sustainability: BMC, income gap, cost-sensitivity, raising money
  5. Internal organisation: HR, Internal processes, how to inspire - bottom-up and top down, your own role in the institution
  6. Support change: what’s next, transfer of ideas and proposals into your organization, pitching, strategy, reflection and empowerment

Although the common structure, the two pilots sessions presented different elements (eg. length, methodology, materials used, etc…).


The methodology applied allowed the partnership to compare in an easy way the results of the two pilot sessions but also to respect countries needs and peculiarities An evaluation report is available for consultation.

The EQF and training materials can be consulted by external stakeholders wishing to learn more about cultural entrepreneurship, by VET and universities wishing to use them to shape, integrate and design successful training courses and by employers to assess knowledge, skills and competences in the field.

Based on the EQF developed and on the two pilot sessions delivered, an accreditation template has been drafted. The structure is designed to enable institutions who wish to design and deliver courses in Cultural Entrepreneurship within the sector.