The 8th school ‘Minimarket’ promotes the entrepreneurship between more than 2.500 students in the Region of Murcia

In this Minimarket, the 120 cooperatives and business projects launched through ‘Empresa Joven Europea’ (EJE) and ‘Emprender en Mi Escuela’ (EME) programs have presented their artisan products and have been shown to the customers.

About 2.600 students exhibited and sold their artisan products in the eight-edition of the school ‘Minimarket Región de Murcia’. This jumble sale represents the end of the educational programs ‘Empresa Joven Europea’ (EJE) and ‘Emprender en Mi Escuela’ (EME), organized by different regional government institutions and where the European Business and Innovation Centre of Murcia and Cartagena (CEEIM and CEEIC) are actively involved in.

As a novelty in this edition, held in the shopping centre Nueva Condomina in Murcia, 60 students conformed the ‘ECO patrols’, that encouraged recycling and were responsible for maintaining a pleasant and clean environment

The main aim of these projects is to promote the entrepreneurship at early ages. This way, primary and secondary students from 75 schools of the Region have learned how to create and manage a business. A total of 1.278 high school students and other 1.315 from primary school have participated in this eight-edition, that represents 300 more students than last edition. The students, divided in groups have created 120 enterprises in the form of cooperative societies.

minimarket winners

This ‘Minimarket’ took place for the first time in the shopping centre Nueva Condomina in Murcia and it was an excellent opportunity for students to learn first-hand that his effort and commitment had a special reward. They all put into practice their economic, business and marketing skills learned throughout the course and they gave value to their products in a competitive market.

This year, as a novelty, more than 60 students formed the ‘ECO patrols’, which were responsible for keeping the environment cleaned and thereby, promote the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility and the circular economy concept.

The school ‘Minimarket’ plays an important role in achieving the goal of fostering entrepreneurship in early ages in the Region of Murcia. Thanks to this project, based on experience, self-reliance, decision-making and risk-taking, the students develop abilities and values associated with the entrepreneurship. It helps them to improve their creativity, sense of initiative, leadership and teamwork.