Entrepreneurship in education

Promoting an entrepreneurial mindset among EU citizens, companies and organisations is a core policy objective for the EU and its Member States.

What is the EU doing to promote entrepreneurship education?

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.