Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education


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.



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    The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce its contribution to the consultation put forward by the European Commission on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027.

    During summer, the European Commission had suggested modifying the legal base of the EIT to align it with the EU’s next research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027). In the words of Commissioner Navracsics, the renews strategy would serve three objectives: 1. […]

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    On June 27-28 IN-QUAL partners
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    IN-QUAL project aims to support entrepreneurship education providers in the implementation of quality assurance systems and to promote a EU-wide culture of quality inspired by the EQAVET standards.

    Since the project kicked off in November 2018, partners have been busy conducting research on the status quo of quality assurance provisions for entrepreneurship education at national […]

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

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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 […]

  • 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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  • Entrepreneurship 360

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  • Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015

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    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.

  • Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe

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