In WP1 common excellence standards based on international best practices, gap analyses and exchange of experiences were agreed and customized institutional roadmaps were developed. Also, the core teams for Yabda implementation in partner universities: the Yabda Enterprise teams were formed and trained. The training methodology was based on the findings of the Gap analyses to develop innovative and flexible techniques that respond to specific education needs and promote collaborative learning, leaving room for learners to share and create. Multimedia resources were used, including video and interactive presentations. The value of peer feedback was promoted.

In WP2 one ‘Yabda Entrepreneurship Centre’ was established in each partner University, except from UCA. Their operation is based upon the knowledge transferred to the Yabda Enterprise teams during the previous WP. The teams cooperated with the EU Yabda partners for the preparation of an online, flexible and personalized Yabda Guide that provided faculty staff and students with the practical information they needed for building their own enterprise. The teams also organized and delivered training workshops to faculty and administrative staff for the creation of a pool of experts that can assist with entrepreneurial teaching and support. Finally, they designed and built the Yabda Hubs and Communities.

WP3 capitalized previous activities and experiences for mainstreaming Yabda in Partner Universities. This was achieved by:

  1. the development of a cohesive training programme, titled ‘Developing an entrepreneurial mindset’, combining entrepreneurship learning, regular coaching and mentoring, as well as access to the Yabda. The objective of the Yabda Training Programme, was to become a leading entrepreneurship programme in Maghreb region.
  2. stimulating the creation of start-ups and the establishment of the Yabda entrepreneurship prize, and
  3. creating a bottom-up commitment and sense of ownership to the Yabda project objectives.

Two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC), one for entrepreneurship trainers and one for trainees that contains the teaching and assessment material developed throughout the project. They promote collaborative learning and contain a ‘practice area’ for sharing entrepreneurial ideas.

Three horizontal WPs guaranteed the projects’ quality and evaluation, dissemination and exploitation, management and coordination.