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  • 19
    Sep

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

    Ulla-Alexandra Mattl, Project Manager, Lifelong Learning Platform

    “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, this debate is more important than ever if students are to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the 21st Century.

  • 19
    Jul

    The importance of “Learning by doing” in Entrepreneurship Education

    Yann Camus, President, JADE

    In the recent years, entrepreneurship education has become a key priority at European level. Indeed, to counter slow economic growth, insufficient company creations and a high unemployment rate (especially for young people, reaching 17.2 % in the EU281 ), the European Union needs to give the right tools and support to its people so they can become better skilled and even create their own company. 

  • 24
    May

    Research on the impact of the Junior Achievement Company Program (mini-company method)

    Jarle Tømmerbakke, SOENT, Belgium and Norway

    The JA Company Program (CP) has been in Europe for more than 50 years. Today it is the largest programme available to schools, with 320,000 students per year across more than 35 countries.

  • 11
    Apr

    Entrepreneurship education – time to make a leap

    Slavica Singer, Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at the J.J. Strossmayer University

    Caroline Jenner in her blog from April 2015 asked the question “Entrepreneurship education – can we make the leap?” Two years after, just browsing through the titles of blogs provided by educators, policy-makers, business people, we can say YES, we can and YES, we will do it.

  • 09
    Mar

    A helping hand to our entrepreneurs

    Ivan Štefanec, Member of the European Parliament

    Starting a business becomes nowadays an attractive path for more and more people. Nevertheless, not all of them give it a shot. I have devoted much of my time to entrepreneurship and SMEs and have been in contact with many entrepreneurs and start-ups.

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