What is the EU doing to promote entrepreneurship education?

We quote what the European Commission says and is doing to foster entrepreneurship education in youths.

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Being entrepreneurial is a valuable skill for EU citizens, both for their personal and professional development. Entrepreneurship education plays a key role for Europe’s competiveness and for the continuous growth of Europe’s economy.

Promoting entrepreneurship in education as a key competence encourages EU citizens to be enterprising and to formulate innovative solutions to societal problems and to design products of added socio-economic value.

 Entrepreneurship is supported through a number of actions under the Erasmus+ programme, both for those studying, training and participating in strategic partnerships projects abroad. The EU has created a set of guidelines to support the fostering of entrepreneurship in education and training.

In addition, a number of tools have been created to support the development of an entrepreneurial mindset among EU citizens,among which HEInnovate for higher education institutions.
The most important European documents, reference framework and active players:

1) Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning

2) Entrepreneurship education at school in Europe, Eurydice report

3) HEInnovate, European Commission and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

4) Supporting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education,

5) HEInnovate reports

6) EntreComp: the Entrepreneurship

7) Competences Framework

8) European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

9) School Education Gateway


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Written by
Erika Gerardini – JUMP Team Leader and Project Manager

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