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    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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    Building the ‘can-do, will do’ generation

    Anthony Gribben, Head of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, European Training Foundation

    I participated in a meeting in Brussels in December 2016 with youth workers and others involved in supporting youth development across Europe. The findings of a study, financed by the European Commission, which examined how entrepreneurship is promoted amongst young people, were shared at the meeting. There were no big surprises. 

  • 16

    Three questions for Michaela Šojdrová

    Michaela ŠOJDROVÁ, MEP and rapporteur of the EP report: ‘Promoting youth entrepreneurship through education and training’

    On 8 September, the European Parliament adopted the Culture & Education Committee report ‘Promoting youth entrepreneurship through education and training’ calling for education systems to include aspects of entrepreneurship in the curricula at all levels and inviting the European Commission to support and coordinate this process, notably through the Erasmus+ Programme.

  • 14

    The importance of teachers as mentors and role models for students

    Juergen Siebel, Head of International Business, Siemens Professional Education

    The European Commission has said that every young person should have a practical entrepreneurial experience before they finish school. As entrepreneurship education is yet to be embedded in the national education strategy of each member nation we need to look at teachers as important crusaders for this important objective.

  • 15

    Entrepreneurial Learning: formal vs. in- and non-formal education and training

    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.

    Entrepreneurs are made, not born. It is true that not everybody has the same entrepreneurial spirit, some people are more entrepreneurial than others.

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