National HUBs

Participating countries

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

The objective of the National HUBs

The goal of the establishment of the first national HUBs in these countries is to promote entrepreneurship education as a means to change peoples’ mindset, improve the local ecosystem and reinforce the strategic importance not only for skills development, but also for jobs creation and economic growth. The National HUBs are working primarily at a policy-level, implementing a well-targeted “top-down” approach to achieve its goals. On the other hand, the they will also help to map the differences and better read the landscape, collect data, collect input on Europe’s priorities based on the national context and spread of information.
The national HUBs will work on the ground by combining experts’ meetings following the key priorities identified and outreach events to raise awareness and advocate for more and for better entrepreneurship education in the pilot countries.

First achievements

Bulgaria - the launch event of the HUB took place on 29 November 2017 as part of the celebration of JA Bulgaria’s 20th Anniversary with 450 participants and a range of high level speakers.
Czech Republic – Has already identified over 50 national stakeholders and is in the process of establishing the national HUB.

Hungary - The national HUB was established with representatives from 19 organisations including Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Human Resources, several business organisations, universities and teachers and parent associations. The launch event took place on 12 December 2017 to raise awareness for the national HUB and the importance of the collaboration between different stakeholders.

Romania - The national HUB was established with representatives from 10 organisations including Ministry of Education, several business organisations and other agencies linked with entrepreneurship and digital education.

Slovakia - The launch event took place within the conference “Education has a sense: entrepreneurial skills for the 21st century” organized on 8-10 November with the first meeting of the working group where the current state of entrepreneurial education in Slovakia was discussed.

Turkey: The launch event took place on 8 November within a networking event that gathered 48 people with the objective of disseminating the project and raise interest from other stakeholders to join the national HUB.

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