Thomas Farnell, Entrepreneurial Learning Expert, South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL)
Despite significant political, economic and social challenges, the EU’s pre-accession countries of South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia) and Turkey have begun to address entrepreneurship education systematically, including through regional cooperation and peer learning. And some countries are already achieving inspiring results.
Martina DLABAJOVÁ, Member of the European Parliament
Many people might think that entrepreneurship is only about setting up one's own company. This is not so much the truth. It is also about the citizen's mind-set to act actively in an ever changing world which beside opportunities brings also many threats. Of course, we all are not meant to be entrepreneurs, but we need to acquire an entrepreneurial spirit, an entrepreneurial attitude towards crucial choices in our lives.
Professor Dr. Radmil Polenakovikj, Business Start-up Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
"Entrepreneurship and Innovation is for all" - This is my motto.
Manfred Polzin, Senior Policy Advisor International Affairs, EUproVET
How to ensure that education delivers the right skills for the labour market and the growth of entrepreneurship, while delivering support to young people to secure their economic future and enable businesses to grow and create new jobs. Can we learn entrepreneurship and why is it so important?
Karin Jaanson, Adviser at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
In a rapidly changing world driven primarily by technology, the calls for changing education paradigms and the ways in which we educate our children get louder and louder. This is mainly because neither children nor teachers are happy at school, and employers are unsatisfied with the skills of graduates when they enter the labour market.