Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

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Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

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European Commission/EACEA, 2016
Eurydice Report
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

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Developing and promoting entrepreneurship education has been one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States for many years. There is a growing awareness of the potential of young people to launch and develop their own commercial or social ventures thereby becoming innovators in the areas in which they live and work. Entrepreneurship education is essential not only to shape the mind-sets of young people but also to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are central to developing an entrepreneurial culture.

This report captures all the latest developments in this regard in European countries, following earlier Eurydice reports (2006, 2012). It covers school education (primary, general secondary and schoolbased IVET) in all Eurydice network countries/regions, except Germany, Ireland and Liechtenstein. The sections below summarise the main findings of the report, focusing notably on the national definitions and contextual indicators (see Chapter 1) as well as on strategic actions and funding mechanisms that support entrepreneurship education (see Chapter 2). The report also looks at integration of entrepreneurship education into national school curricula and learning outcomes (see Chapter 3) as well as the curricula of initial and continuing teacher education (see Chapter 4). Finally, the last chapter (Chapter 5) provides an overview of the elements that European countries have already put in place as well as those that need to be further developed in order to make advances in this field.