Entrepreneurship in education

Promoting an entrepreneurial mindset and nurturing the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is a key policy objective for the EU and Member States.

What is it about?

Entrepreneurship is a key competence for lifelong learning. It refers to the capacity to act upon opportunities and ideas and to transform them into values for others.

Entrepreneurship education prepares people to be responsible and enterprising individuals. It includes a wide range of learning outcomes and helps develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to generate creative ideas, achieve goals, manage projects of cultural, social or commercial value.

Promoting an entrepreneurial mindset and nurturing the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is a key policy objective for the EU and Member States.

Opportunities for Educators and Education Institutions

Entrepreneurship education is about enabling young people to develop the skills they need for life and work. This is a priority widely supported throughout Erasmus+, both for people who study or train abroad or in strategic partnerships projects.

There are guidelines at EU level that can support you to embed entrepreneurship in your teaching and learning, or tools to support the entrepreneurial potential of your education institution, such as HEInnovate for higher education.