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The new approach in entrepreneurship education, a paradigm shift in the EU

This article was written by Ulla-Alexandra Mattl, with the contributions of Pauline Boivin, Andrew Todd and Brikena Xhomaqi as co-authors. It was originally published on the blog of the European Entrepreneurship Hub
“I am almost 18 and I have no idea about taxes, rent or insurance. But, I can analyse a poem. In 4 languages.” This tweet by the 17-year-old Naina sparked a debate in 2015 about the relevance of what students are learning in the classroom. Today, […]

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Almost half of upper Secondary Pupils in the EU enrolled in VET

Out of the 22 million pupils in the European Union studying at upper secondary level in 2014, almost 11 million (or 48%) were enrolled in vocational education. In twelve EU Member States, more than half of all upper secondary pupils studied vocational programmes. Vocational education at upper secondary level was somewhat dominated by men, who accounted for 56% of pupils, compared with 44% women. This pattern can be observed in almost all Member States. Ensuring that young people develop […]

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Getting Skills Right

Getting Skills Right: Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs. Shifts du to digitalisation, globalisation, demographic, as well as other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This OECD report identifies effective strategies for improving labour market information on skill needs and ensuring that this information is used effectively to develop the right skills.

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European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork

The European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-HUB) is a focal point for entrepreneurship education in Europe bringing together organisations and individuals from both the public and private sectors with strong records of accomplishment in entrepreneurship education at regional, national and European level. The EE-HUB is designed as the space where these stakeholders can work collectively to increase levels of entrepreneurial activities in schools across Europe. Through multiple channels, the experts in the EE-HUB will collect, analyse and recommend “best […]

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Entrepreneurship 360

Going back to the definitions of entrepreneurship in education and presenting the academic research’s state of the art, and ongoing debates about entrepreneurial education, this report sets the theoretical background to Entrepreneurship360.‌ This OECD paper aims to clarify some basic tenets of entrepreneurship in education, focusing on what it is, why it is relevant to society, when it is applied or not and how to do it in practice. The intended audience of this paper is practitioners in […]

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Wise Research #2 Entrepreneurship Education

The report explores the expanding role of entrepreneurship education in recent years, as entrepreneurship continues to gain momentum and visibility as an engine of global economic development. The report extends the definition of entrepreneurship to include a mindset gained in starting a new business, and in developing robust skill sets that support students of all kinds in creating and finding new opportunities, and in taking action.

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Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

Why is entrepreneurship education essential? Are European countries embedding it in their school curricula? What kind of strategies have been put in place so far? How are teachers trained for it? Following the 2012 Eurydice report on entrepreneurship education, this new analysis captures the latest developments in Europe. It provides updated and more detailed information on strategies, curricula and learning outcomes, and also covers new themes such as funding schemes and teacher education.

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