The Oslo Agenda for Entrepreneurship Education in Europe
Entrepreneurship Education in Europe: Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning
Oslo, 26-27 October 2006
The Conference on "Entrepreneurship Education in Europe: Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning" - an initiative of the European Commission jointly organised with the Norwegian government - took place in Oslo on 26-27 October 2006.
There were over 300 participants from all over Europe; policy makers and representatives from different public departments, organisations promoting programmes and activities, business associations, relevant stakeholders and representatives from schools and universities, experts and researchers in this field. They discussed policies and practices at all levels of education, from primary school up to university.
Through a number of workshops and presentations of Good Practice cases, the conference elaborated concrete initiatives on how to put the recommendations of the recent Commission Communication into practice.
- The Final report [1005 KB]
Copies can be also requested by sending an e-mail to: ENTR-ENTREPRENEURSHIP-AND-SOCIAL-ECO@ec.europa.eu
- The Flash Report [63 KB] (with executive summary)
- Proposed Conclusions & Recommendations and over 40 presentations are published here
The main outcome of the Oslo Conference is the "Oslo Agenda for Entrepreneurship Education in Europe". The ideas advanced in Oslo by a broad representation of stakeholders result now in a detailed catalogue of initiatives. The Agenda is a menu of proposals, from which all responsible actors can pick actions at the appropriate level, and adapt them to the local situation.
Commission communication: plan to promote entrepreneurial mindset in schools and universities
Plan to promote entrepreneurial mindset in schools and universities
Europe needs more new firms, more entrepreneurs willing to embark on innovative ventures, and more high-growth SMEs . The Commission has outlined a set of recommendations aimed to enhance the role of education in creating a more entrepreneurial culture in European societies. Starting from an early age, school education should stimulate young people's awareness of entrepreneurship as options for their future, and help them to be more creative and self-confident in whatever they undertake. At a later stage, universities and technical institutes should integrate entrepreneurship as an important part of the curriculum.
- Communication from the Commission COM/2006/0033 final: Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: Fostering entrepreneurial mindsets through education and learning