2. A tricky question because…
• What is Entrepreneurship? What is Innovation?
• What is Education?
• Who is « we »?
• What is ALL?
• And even, what does it mean to « have »?
3. Let’s take a look at the future…
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4. Two key words…
• INNOVATION is the process of translating an
idea or invention into a good or service that
creates value or for which customers will pay.
Other words come to mind: collaboration, creativity, trust…
• ENTREPRENEURSHIP is an individual’s ability to
turn ideas into action.
7. “The best way to find out if you can
trust somebody is
to trust them.”
- Ernest Hemmingway
Try the “trust fall”!
11. Challenges faced by entrepreneurs in Europe
Only 37% of Europeans would like to be self-employed,
compared to 51% of people in the US and China
12. Some of the challenges to be tackled include:
• Education should offer the right foundation for an
• Difficult access to finance and markets
• Difficulty in transferring businesses
• The fear of ‘punitive’ sanctions in case of failure
• Burdensome administrative procedures
13. Therefore entrepreneurship education is based on…
• Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt.
• You don't have to be born an entrepreneur to run a successful
• You can become one by developing an entrepreneurial mind
set and skills.
• As Europe needs more entrepreneurs creating jobs, it's
necessary to support this type of education in all EU countries.
17. « Berg » - Oil on canvas - 130x130cm - Title: « du coté de Sutton Place – 2011- www.bergpainter.com
“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are
The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of
making them changes both the maker and the destination.”
- John H. Schaar
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Ties back to Collaboration and Creativity; Trust others (collaboration) and trust yourself (Creativity)!
"Trust" according to Merriam Webster Online Dictionary means, "assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something." Think about it – trust is not just relying on someone or something; it is assured reliance, a reliance that is deep and convicted, a reliance that has no doubts.
Who’s who? Who’s here? By a show of hands: university, research center, etc; students, any level, Masters, PhD; SMEs, enterprises, freelancers; governmental actors; others (who?!).
So, now we can pay a favorite: the Blame Game. Is it THEM? Not me! Or is it those others?!
But, I am not saying that you are not doing anything – if you are here today you most assuredly are. But we are all responsable = response-able, able to respond; respond better, more to create better, more outcomes, results. That is all that counts. We have the ability to respond, let’s see some ways that might work for us all.
The EIP aims to collect internationally comparable statistics to enable the "measurement" of entrepreneurship i.e. to measure entrepreneurial performance and its determinants and impact. Furthermore, it aims to develop a list of indicators and standard definitions and concepts to facilitate the collection of statistics on entrepreneurship. It is important to produce statistics and develop policy relevant indicators on entrepreneurship because entrepreneurs are crucial sources of innovation, economic growth and employment creation in modern economies.
The great challenge of the EIP is to provide information and improve understanding of the multifaceted phenomenon of entrepreneurship and its different aspects. From the beginning the EIP program stated that no single indicator can ever capture different facets of entrepreneurship, therefore a set of measures has been developed. The 18 most important indicators are presented in the table below.
Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt. You don't have to be born an entrepreneur to run a successful business. You can become one by developing an entrepreneurial mind set and skills. As Europe needs more entrepreneurs creating jobs, it's necessary to support this type of education in all EU countries. The main objective of the European Commission is to promote entrepreneurship education and stress its importance at all levels from primary school to university and beyond.
What is entrepreneurship education?
Entrepreneurship education prepares people to be responsible and enterprising individuals. It helps people develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to achieve the goals they set out for themselves. Evidence also shows that people with entrepreneurial education are more employable.
The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework proposes a shared definition of entrepreneurship as a competence. The framework develops 15 competences along an 8-level progression model and proposes a comprehensive list of 442 learning outcomes.
Why is entrepreneurship education important?
Young people with entrepreneurship education are more likely to set up their own companies. Up to 20% of students who participate in a mini-company programme in secondary school will later start their own company. That is up to five times higher than in the general population. Businesses started by these students are also more ambitious.
How to learn to be an entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurial mindsets and skills can be:
effectively built only through hands-on, real-life experiences, and project work;
taught across all subjects as a separate subject or combined with another;
important for ‘intrepreneurs’ who fulfil the role of entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators within a group or organisation;
promoted beyond educational institutions to businesses and the wider community.
Key issues and challenges for entrepreneurship education in the EU:
a good strategy at policy level;
training of teachers - see a Guide for Educators (available in all languages);
assessment of entrepreneurial skills learnt by young people.
Commission actions and support to entrepreneurship education
Education policies are the competence of EU countries but the Commission acts as a catalyst and a facilitator to support:
making entrepreneurship education a basic feature in education systems;
sharing of ideas, knowledge, experience, and best practices among countries, stakeholders, and practitioners;
developing models, common instruments, and projects with a high added value at EU level.
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.
CPD: Continuing Professional Development
ITE: Initial Teacher Education
For entrepreneurship education to be fully mainstreamed this would imply that a strategy has been in operation for several years, is being monitored systematically, that robust funding mechanisms exist, that learning outcomes are assessed, and that it is fully integrated into ITE and CPD for all teachers. Progress is most needed in two areas – learning outcomes and teacher education. The development of comprehensive and consistent learning outcomes, applied across several levels of education and specifically assessed is essential. Furthermore, the integration of entrepreneurship education into ITE and CPD for all teachers, irrespective of the subject and the level of education at which they teach, is crucial if high quality provision is to be made for students.
“Employment Alliances” are an innovative new approach which involves bringing together stakeholders in education, training, local government and economic development – such as Universities and Colleges, VET providers, Enterprise Development Agencies, Local Governments, Banks, and Chambers of Commerce – to jointly contribute to tackling the growing rate of unemployment and under-employment among recent graduates. These Alliances involve dialogue, exchange of best practice and construction of a common agenda for action – working to improve the local employment and self employment situation for young unemployed graduates – particularly in arts and humanities.
Research shows generally low levels of participation in practical entrepreneurial learning at school and a need to further develop the entrepreneurial skills of young people.
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