The Commission, together with the Joint Research Centre (JRC), has developed the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework — known as EntreComp.
EntreComp is a tool to support a common understanding of entrepreneurship competence and to enable people to develop entrepreneurial competences to support their life chances and employability.
EntreComp is a common reference framework that identifies 15 competences in three key areas that describe what it means to be entrepreneurial.
Entrepreneurship competence is a key transversal competence. To be entrepreneurial means more than business start-ups and commerce – it also means to have a strong sense of initiative and act upon ideas and opportunities to create value for others. EntreComp establishes the importance of entrepreneurship and initiative and sets out the how people can develop this competence to make a contribution to economic, social and cultural challenges.
EntreComp has the potential to be used in a variety of ways including:
EntreComp can be used across sectors and be a key support for collaboration and development work by educators, trainers, employers, professional bodies and policy-makers.
The Commission wishes to explore and widen the use of EntreComp by all potential users.
EntreComp is ready to use and free of charge. You can also find key outputs and information on any updates to EntreComp.
You can also access a helpful brochure with further information on the structure and use of EntreComp.