External News

  • Business-Education Partnerships

    03 July 2018

    The European Commission published a report on ‘The State of University-Business Cooperation in Europe’. The project has been conducted between 2016-17 with the aim to get a more profound, comprehensive and up to date understanding of the state of University- Business Cooperation (UBC) in Europe, from the perspective of both the higher education institutions (HEIs) and the business sector. 

  • OECD: Developing entrepreneurship competences

    16 May 2018

    This policy paper was prepared as a background document to the parallel session on Developing entrepreneurship competencies at the OECD Ministerial Conference on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, that took place on 22-23 February 2018 in Mexico.

  • EntreComp into Action: get inspired, make it happen

    05 March 2018

    The "EntreComp into Action: get inspired, make it happen" has been published. This guide is a tool for those individuals and organisations who wish to explore why, when and how they can use the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp).

  • Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning

    23 February 2018

    On 17 January 2018, the European Commission has published Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning together with the Annex to the Recommendation.

  • European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships

    05 October 2017

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. The Commission has identified 14 key criteria that EU countries and stakeholders should use to develop quality and effective apprenticeships. 

  • Taking the future into their own hands

    04 September 2017

    This report presents the contribution that youth work makes to young people's entrepreneurial learning.

  • “Switch on Europe” to bring entrepreneurship to education [New Europe]

    25 April 2017

    While 3 out of 4 European teachers do not feel encouraged to bring innovation into the classroom and 4 out of 10 companies across the EU have difficulty finding staff with the skills they need, students step up and ask for a change in education. Wearing white masks and holding signs, students who have had an entrepreneurial experience are asking for a change in education.

  • Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe - 2016 Edition

    29 February 2016

    This latest EURYDICE report provides the most recent information on strategies, curricula and learning outcomes, and also covers themes such as funding schemes and teacher education.  The analysis focuses on primary education, lower and general upper secondary education as well as school-based initial vocational education and training. Information covers 33 countries participating in the Eurydice network. In addition, national information sheets provide an overview of entrepreneurship education in each country. The reference year is 2014/15. Full report here.


  • European Pact for Youth

    25 November 2015

    During the CSR Europe's Enterprise 2020 Summit, the European Commission and business leaders launched the 'European Pact for Youth' to improve partnerships between business and education to boost the chances of young people getting jobs. Read more here.

  • EC unveils 2016 Work Programme

    27 October 2015

    Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission said "2016 will be a year of real social progress" when presenting the EU Commission work programme for the year to come. Its first item, A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment aims to deepen Europeans' inherent capacity to work hard, innovate, to create and to sell their ideas to the world through a New Skills Agenda. Read more here

  • 'Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship through Education and Training' Report

    22 September 2015

    Approved on September 8th, the report is calling for the education systems to include entrepreneurship as a topic in the national education curricula at all levels and is inviting the EC to support and coordinate this process through the ERASMUS+ Programme. MEP Ambassador Michaela Sojdova is the driving force behind the initiative. More about the report here.

  • Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015

    10 September 2015

    The OECD published in August ‘Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015’ a report presenting key developments on entrepreneurship in 36 countries on the basis of harmonised indicators.

  • "Give me more!" says the Council

    05 May 2015

    It is a European goal that every young person should have a practical entrepreneurial experience before they leave school. Teachers should be confident in their teaching and well equipped for delivering the entrepreneurship education curriculum and the business community fully involved.

  • New generation – new businesses?

    21 January 2015

    New generations of young business owners are leading the way out of the downturn, according to the annual Simply Business Start-up Index, which reveals a 29% rise in firms started by 18–25-year-olds since the recession took hold in 2008

  • The road to success

    28 November 2014

    Entrepreneurship education has a significant role in supporting the main goals of the Europe 2020 strategy shows a new report from DG Enterprise and Industry. Students participating in entrepreneurship education are more likely to start their own business, are less unemployed and make more money

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