entrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship education should prepare the students to obtain democratic skills and educate people for life promoting initiative, taking responsibility and analysing situations. ETUCE believes that developing skills and competences like creativity, initiative, tenacity, and teamwork are essential for all students and not only for future entrepreneurs to develop businesses. These skills are essential to equip a generation that will work effectively in all sectors and fuel the whole infrastructure for a successful European economy.  Entrepreneurship education cannot be considered as competitiveness training, for example as the case of school competitions.


ETUCE has been member of the Open Method of Coordination Working Group of the European Commission on Entrepreneurship Education (2012-2014, 2014-2016).


ETUCE Statement on the European Commission's Communication on Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan (2013) disagrees with the very narrow perception of entrepreneurship education conceived as a business development model as outlined in the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan.

More information
ETUCE Circular 3/2013: Entrepreneurship Education
ETUCE Circular 2/2013: Entrepreneurship spirit or learning how to make business?
ETUCE Circular 3/2012: Measuring the impact of entrepreneurship
ETUCE Circular 1/2012: Entrepreneurship education