Within the last ten years, the acquisition of entrepreneurship skills has been prioritised in the framework of EU cooperation in the field of education (DG EAC – ET2020) and beyond (DG Growth – Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan).
The LLLPlatform points out the need to better define the concept, approach and scope of entrepreneurship education as a condition for trust and collaboration between actors. It particularly stresses the need to have a broad understanding of the entrepreneurship competence as a set of transversal competences not only aimed at setting up a business. This broad approach is in line with the European Key Competences Framework that defines the entrepreneurship competence as a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes mostly aimed to make an individual capable of “turning ideas into action”.
The Platform also raises awareness on the need to develop social entrepreneurship, to support teachers/educators and better recognise (and validate) entrepreneurial competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning. The use of project based pedagogies and the involvement in (youth) voluntary-based organisations can also support the acquisition of entrepreneurship skills.