Riding on the importance of a number of issues considered essential in the field of innovation in the economic sector, the course no. 1) of the M.O.T.H.E.R Social platform for business of youths:
New skills for next generations of young entrepreneurs in the EU/Global labour market created by the Jump Association (team leader of the M.O.T.H.E.R. project) and supervised by expert trainer Alessia Simonetti, explores a number of aspects with the aim of promoting and strengthening an entrepreneurial mindset.
Developing the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations has been a key policy objective of the EU and Member States for many years.
There is a growing realisation that entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and attitudes can be learned and, in turn, lead to the widespread development of an entrepreneurial mindset and culture, benefiting individuals and society as a whole.
An entrepreneurial mindset is valued by employers, increases educational attainment and performance and is crucial for the creation of new businesses.
Precisely for this reason, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (or EntreComp) stands out among the new competences recently proposed by the new skills agenda for Europe.
Developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) on behalf of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL).
should serve as a tool to improve the entrepreneurial skills of citizens in various areas of life.
Indeed, entrepreneurial competence is increasingly recognised as an enduring and relevant competence for personal development and fulfilment in the world of work, as well as for new projects ranging from personal initiatives, community campaigns, social enterprises and start-ups.
By producing a common definition of what entrepreneurship as a competence is, this framework aims to establish a bridge between the worlds of education and work and to be taken as a reference point by any initiative that aims to promote entrepreneurial learning.
To develop a common conceptual approach that can support the development of entrepreneurial competences at European level, involving more and more individuals and/or communities of professionals across Europe to integrate these key competences into education, communities, work and business.
Specifically, EntreComp consists of 3 competence areas: ‘Ideas and Opportunities’, ‘Resources’ and ‘In Action’. Each area comprises 5 competences that together constitute the building blocks of entrepreneurship as a competence.
EntreComp defines entrepreneurship as a transversal competence based on the creation of cultural, social or economic value in the private, public and third sectors and in any hybrid combination of the three.
The key questions that the EntreComp framework addresses are:
What are the elements that define entrepreneurship as a transversal competence?
How can entrepreneurship be described in terms of learning outcomes from a lifelong learning perspective?
How can entrepreneurial learning outcomes be grouped into competence levels?
Young people who register on the M.O.T.H.E.R. social platform for business of youths and follow this course will benefit FREE OF CHARGE from an interactive learning pathway that will enable them to gain a clear understanding of “entrepreneurial competence” in today’s globalised labour market, useful to train themselves to identify and seize the right opportunities in different contexts, facing future challenges with more confidence and innovative spirit.
Francesco Tirinato – Junior Project Manager (Jump Team)