The Ministry of Economy runs the StARTs project annually. It is aimed at establishing training firms in art schools and sports schools. The StARTs project aims to develop the entrepreneurial potential of students in art and sports schools so that entrepreneurship training can gradually become an integral part of these schools' curriculum. Training via the project is implemented by setting up training enterprises. Students undergo entrepreneurship and intellectual property protection training and mentoring, and participate in training enterprise conventions at national level. The StARTs project also includes the "Brandico" national contest, which focuses on intellectual property protection. The contest aims to encourage students from training enterprises to understand the nature and significance of establishing and protecting intellectual property, and brands, in particular. Students are trained to register a Community Brand. This approach was selected as an undertaking, because with a Community brand an enterprise can protect its trade mark within the European Single Market area.
Two national art schools participate in the project.
Introducing training enterprises practice into art and sports schools: establishing training enterprises, training managers for these enterprises, training students, participation in various educational initiatives and contests.
From the State budget.
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Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth and Sports, "Junior Achievement" – Bulgaria