- Ulla Alexandra Mattl
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TNAM Initiative / project description
- Entrepreneurship mindsets
We need to develop a more entrepreneurial culture, starting with young people and from school education. Also there is too often a stigma attached to failure. Second, the administrative requirements – are often a major factor in putting entrepreneurs off. Third, entrepreneurs need to find it easier to attract investors.
The Commission is working with Member States, in particular by facilitating the sharing of experiences and fostering entrepreneurial attitudes. In addition, campaigns such as the European SME Week have been launched to promote the image of entrepreneurship. Adopted in June 2008, the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) reflects the Commission’s political will to recognise the central role of SMEs in the EU economy and for the first time puts into place a comprehensive SME policy framework for the EU and its Member States. It aims to improve the overall approach to entrepreneurship, permanently anchor the ‘Think Small First’ principle in policy making from regulation to public service, and to promote SMEs’ growth by helping them tackle the remaining problems which hamper their development.
Europe needs more entrepreneurs, more innovation and more high-growth SMEs. This is why it is necessary to stimulate the entrepreneurial mindsets of young people. The important role of education in promoting more entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours is now widely recognised. Entrepreneurship refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action. It includes creativity, sense of initiative, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. The entrepreneurship competence includes therefore transversal skills and attitudes as well as more specialised knowledge and business skills. In a broad sense, entrepreneurship should be considered as a mindset that supports everyone in day-to-day life at home and in society, and provides a foundation for entrepreneurs establishing a social or commercial activity. Entrepreneurship is a key competence for lifelong learning, as defined in the 2006 European Framework for Key Competences.
Education for entrepreneurship is already high on the agenda in most EU Member States. A wide variety of programmes and activities exist across Europe. However, there is a need of promoting these initiatives more systematically. The European Commission is committed to promoting education for entrepreneurship at all levels, from primary school to university and beyond.
The European Commission has published a number of policy documents on how to implement entrepreneurship education (e.g. ‘The Oslo Agenda on Entrepreneurship Education in Europe’) and has initialised debates among policy makers in a series of ‘High Level Reflection Panels’. In all these documents and discussions, activities regarding the initial education and continuing professional development of teachers across Europe played a prominent role.
In 2012, DG Enterprise and Industry and DG Education and Culture initialised two transnational events targeting teachers’ preparation for entrepreneurship education. The events took place in May 2012 (Dublin, Ireland) and in September 2012 (Brdo, Slovenia). The aim of the events was to bring together actors involved in teacher education and training in entrepreneurship to present good practice, exchange ideas and learn from each other.
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- Keywords / TAGS
- entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, transversal skills
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- Continuous training
- Enterprise and SMEs
- Higher Education
- Labour market
- Methods for Training of Teachers/Staff
- New Skills Network
- General secondary
- Vocational/Technical secondary
- Higher education
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1. LLP project or related resource
- EMPLOY: Design Your Future Employability (EFVET)
- EMPLOY (2012-2014) aims to offer educationalists, employment services and students, graduates and jobseekers with a toolkit of activities which promotes intelligent, engaged and creative acquisition of key non -academic or technical competences.
2. LLP project or related resource
- Student Advancement of Graduates Employability (SAGE)
3. LLP project or related resource
- SEPHE (EURASHE)
- The objective of the second SEPHE study is to make a comparative description (and analysis) of the way in which professional higher education institutions as educational organisations and as business organisations in 10 selected European countries), contribute to promote sustainable entrepreneurship (SE) or corporate social responsibility(CSR) in particular and sustainable development (SD) in general.
4. LLP project or related resource
- Acro Jump – social media for recruitment (FREREF)
- AcroJump allows Young Adults who pile up situations of idleness, loosely targeted trainings, non-steady employments, etc., to build for themselves a profile of experience ("my e-profile") as an interactive web-based tool. This "e-profile" becomes the support of a positive self-esteem; of a reflection in the construction of professional objectives in a lucid and coherent way; of mediation in the relationship with the different actors able to accompany them; more generally, the support of fruitful and positive exchanges with the world of employment and training.
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