It is important for economic and social development in Europe to offer more and better EE opportunities as well as to have more women pursue entrepreneurial activities. The European Commission has initiated a project with the main objective to “help increasing coordination between different actors, as well as, the exchange of experiences between countries, and to facilitate the setting up or improvement of strategies to promote entrepreneurship” in the areas of Entrepreneurship Education (EE) and Women's Entrepreneurship (WE).
The strategic objective of this project is “the cross-European dissemination and transfer of best practice in developing national and regional strategies and actions to offer young people effective education in entrepreneurship, and to support women entrepreneurs”.
All countries in the COSME programme are invited to join (COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs).
JA Europe is leading the consortium in charge of the entrepreneurship education stream and will during 2019/20 organise 3 peer-learning workshops for public administrations and key public and private stakeholders.
EY will lead the consortium in charge of women entrepreneurship and organise 3 workshops for a similar target group.
This will be fulfilled in the following operative objectives:
In addition to the workshops, the project aims to enhancing mutual learning and to explore possible collaborations in specific areas both between countries and between stakeholders and contributing to designing new European and national strategies for the promotion of EE and WE.
In order for countries to join the peer learning activities, the national (and where relevant regional) administrations need to explore their interest. The main contact will be the ministry responsible for enterprise, SMEs and entrepreneurship / ministry for education. Once a first positive contact is established, other key stakeholders from the same country – both public and private – will be invited. ( 5 – 8 from each country)