VET colleges are able to apply for the quality label by passing the self-evaluation certification test - the questionnaire. The quality label helps schools to self-assess their international entrepreneurship activities.
Key benefit of the I-STEP Quality label is that schools can use it to promote their own institution and announce their advances in international entrepreneurship.
You can complete the self-evaluation online through the form below. An automatic email with your results will be sent to your Project Officer.
Alternatively, you can fill the self-evaluation through this file: Quality Label Questionnaire.
Only required for countries within the European Union other than The Netherlands
Accreditation Project Manager
General statistics and information on the institution
Should the institution be founded less than 10 years ago, please provide a financial statement, for example from your most recent annual report, showing your institution’s financial stability
1. Orientation and strategy
By filling the below question, VET school will describe the institution’s ability to develop and implement strategies, activities fostering international entrepreneurship; also, will show VET school’s position in the regional, national and international context with respect to promotion of international entrepreneurship.
2. People and organizational capacity
VET school will describe the institution’s structure, involvement of stakeholders and practitioners (especially from business) and rewarding programme for the initiatives to promote international entrepreneurship. These staff include personnel who hold an academic rank with such titles as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer, or the equivalent of any of these academic ranks. The category includes personnel with other titles (e.g. dean, director, associate dean, assistant dean, chair or head of department), if their principal activity is instruction or research. Expenditure on teaching activities, excluding continuing professional development (CPD). Expenditure on management and organisation of teaching is to be included.
3. Drivers and enablers
In this section VET school will describe the institution’s curricula based student projects in external organisations, operating the information of graduates which are working in the region, on a partnership with other science and education institution (or part of it) and one or more external organizations with which a long-term agreement is reached for sharing of physical and/or intellectual resources in the achievement of defined common goals.
4. Education, R&D, third mission activities
VET have developed a study process and programmes are related to the entrepreneurship and internationalization promotion, and will provide information on joint study programmes that are defined by the following characteristics: the programmes are developed and/or approved jointly by several institutions; students from each participating institution typically study parts of the programme at other institutions (a joint degree or certificate); knowing the information of student internships that were carried out in an enterprise or another organisation (public organisation; non-profit organisation, hospital, etc.).. The minimum length of an internship should be 3 weeks and of students who are going abroad to another higher education institution for a period of at least three months within the framework of an official international exchange programme.
5. Innovation and impact
The VET school will describe the institution’s ability to work on improvement of its' activities in international entrepreneurship promotion, collaboration with the stakeholders making the national, regional and international impact: projects, activities organised within the framework of entrepreneurship and internationalization, and other activities aimed at disseminating the knowledge and expertise of the institution to businesses, the public sector, or cultural and community partners. This includes conferences, exhibitions and art related events. Knowledge transfer includes research commercialisation, this category includes all activities resulting from intellectual property rights owned by the institution as well as development and support of start-up/ spin-off firms.