A compilation of reference documents about entrepreneurship education drawn up the by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry.

    The Guide “Entrepreneurship Education – A Guide for Educators”  was prepared in 2013 for the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.

    The aim of this study is to assess the impact of entrepreneurship education on four dimensions: 1) the acquisition of the entrepreneurial competence 2) intentions towards entrepreneurship; 3) employability; and 4) impact on the society and on the economy.

    The report consists of both a comparative overview and national descriptions. The comparative overview shows that the great majority of European countries address entrepreneurship education through national strategies or initiatives.

    The report is a repository of information and good practice, for both policy makers and practitioners, on how to enable teachers to take on a new role in the classroom (as “facilitators” of learning), use innovative and entrepreneurial methods of teaching, help young people to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and skills.

    The document includes a framework for mapping the area of entrepreneurship education, building strategy, priority setting and action, using a progression model developed from the discussions of the Panels. Good practices show how to address key areas within the progression model.

    This report focuses on existing policies and programmes that promote learning about entrepreneurship within vocational training systems.

    This report explores key issues regarding the teaching of entrepreneurship in higher education, identifies existing obstacles and proposes a range of solutions, taking into account the different levels of responsibility (public policy, institutions, educators and relevant stakeholders).

    The ideas advanced at the Oslo Conference on “Entrepreneurship Education in Europe: Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning” by a broad representation of stakeholders resulted in a detailed catalogue of initiatives. The Agenda is a menu of proposals, from which all responsible actors can pick actions at the appropriate level, and adapt them to the local situation.

    The Commission has outlined a set of recommendations aimed to enhance the role of education in creating a more entrepreneurial culture in European societies.

    The report on the role of student companies in secondary education looks at the different methods and providers of such programmes.

    This report by a group of national experts of 26 European countries, co-ordinated by the Commission under the Multiannual Programme for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (2001-2005), is the follow-up of a previous “Best Procedure” project

    The “Best Procedure” project on education and training for entrepreneurship tries to identify and compare initiatives from across Europe that aim to promote the teaching of entrepreneurship in the education systems, from primary school to university.

    A compilation of good practices put forward and of ideas exchanged by actors involved in teacher education and training in entrepreneurship education.

    An overview of activities and documents put forward by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry.

    Description: The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry action plan for the promotion of entrepreneurship includes entrepreneurship education as one of its core elements. You can find here a compilation of important documents about the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan.  

    Die Homepage der nationalen Junior Achievement ® Organisation, die Sie über das Angebot an Programmen und Aktivitäten sowie die Neuigkeiten von JUNIOR Enterprise Austria informiert.

    The national Junior Achievement ®organization’s homepage informs about the organisation’s programmes, activities and news of JUNIOR Enterprise Austria.

    Mit dem Unternehmerführerschein® zu Wirtschafts- und Finanzwissen und unternehmerischer Kompetenz: Finden Sie nähere Alles zu dieser „Entrepreneurship Education“ Aktivität.

    The Entrepreneur’s Skills Certificate® as a path to business and financial knowledge and entrepreneurial skills: Everything about this entrepreneurship education activity.

    Die Homepage der Österreichischen Servicestelle dieser „Entrepreneurship Edcucation“ Aktivität: Der Übungsfirma.

    The homepage of the Austrian Centre for Training (practice) firms provides you with information about this entrepreneurship education activity: The practice firm.

    Auf der Homepage des Impulszentrum für Entrepreneurship-Education finden Sie alle Aktivitäten des Zentrums in Österreich und den österreichischen Bundesländern wie die „Entrepreneurship Week“ und die Sommerhochschule.

    The homepage of the “Centre for Impulses in Entrepreneurship Education” where you can find all activities in Austria and in all of its regions such as the “Entrepreneurship week” or the summer high school.

    Das multilateral Leonardo da Vinci Pilotprojekt entwickelte einen Test, mit dem man das “Europäische Zertifikat für Unternehmertum” erhalten kann. Der Test kann zur Messung, zum Vergleich und zur Verbesserung von Aktivitäten in der „Entrepreneurship Education“ eingesetzt werden.

    This mulitlateral Leonardo da Vinci pilot project developed a questionnaire resulting in a “European Certificate in Entrepreneurship (ECENT)” which can be used to measure, to compare, to improve activities in the field of entrepreneurship education.

    Die Partner dieses Comenius Regio – Projekt enwickelten Tests um herausfzufinden, ob und wenn ja, wie sehr, Entrepreneurship Education Aktivitäten positiv die Kreativität, das Sozialkapital und Unternehzmergeist der Teilnehmer/innen an dieser Aktivität beeinflussen.

    The partners of this Comenius regio project developed test procedures for testing whether and if yes, to which extent, entrepreneurship education activities contribute positively to the creativity, social capital and entrepreneurial spirit of its participants.

    Das Projekt Young Entrepreneurship Developing in Action (YEDAC) entwickelt eine didaktische Modell, das von den universellen Einsatz in Schulen in ganz Europa sein kann.

    The project Young Entrepreneurship Developing in Action (YEDAC) develops a didactic teaching model, which can be of universal usage in schools all over Europe.

    An der Schumpeter Handelsakademie sind Maßnahmen zur Förderung unternehmerischen Denkens, der Persönlichkeitsbildung und der Erziehung zu mündigen Staatsbürger/innen integrativer Bestandteil von Unterricht und Schulalltag.

    At the Schumpeter commercial college measures to promote entrepreneurship, personality development and education to empower citizens are integral part of teaching and school life.

    Entrepreneurship Education – Unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln: Die Definiton laut dem Österreichischen Ministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur.

    Entrepreneurship Education   Thinking and acting entrepreneurially. The definition of “Entrepreneurship Education” according to the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture.

    Entrepreneurships for Engineers – A Guide: Ein Leitfaden über Entrepreneurship und Entrepreneurship Education und ihre Rolle in den Höheren Technischen, Gewerblichen Und Kunstgewerblichen Schulen in Österreich.

    Entrepreneurship for Engineers – A Guide: A guide about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education and its role in higher upper-level secondary technical and vocational schools.

    Jugend Innovativ ist der größte österreichweite Schulwettbewerb für innovative Ideen.

    “Jugend innovativ” (Innovative youth) is the largest Austria-wide school competition for innovative ideas.

    Центърът за развитие на човешките ресурси организира, консултира, координира и осъществява проекти и изследвания в областта на образованието, професионалното образование и обучение, пазара на труда и човешките ресурси в България, в сътрудничество с Министерството на образованието и науката, Министерството на труда и социалната политика и с други институции, юридически и физически лица.

    HRDC organizes, advises, coordinates and carries out projects and research in the field of education, vocational education and training, labor market and human resources in Bulgaria, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and other institutions, corporate bodies and individuals.

    КРИБ (Комисията на Работодателите и Индустриалците в България) е “Гласът на българския бизнес”, който произвежда три-четвърти от БВП на България, дава работа на над 700 000 души, обединява над 10 500 компании, колективни и индивидуални членове

    KRIB is “the Voice of the Bulgarian Business” that produces three quarters of the GDP of the country, provides for over 700 000 jobs, unites over 10 500 companies through collective and individual membership, accounts for more than three quarters of the exports of Bulgaria

    Това училище е пример за въвеждане на предприемаческо образование от начално до гимназиално образование. Това е и пилотно училище, в което за пръв път се въвежда дигитално обучение – от учебното съдържание до учебните помагала. Проектът е осъществен с участието на Джуниър Ачийвмънт България, SAMSUNG и 23 СОУ.

    This is a school that implements entrepreneurship education in all levels – from 1st to 12th grade. It is a pilot school with the first classroom that is completely digitalized – from the educational content to the educational devises. This is a joint project between JAB, Samsung and 23 SOU.

    Национална стратегия на Министерството на образованието за развитието на образованието

    The national strategy of Ministry of Youth and Science for development of education, youth and science in Bulgaria

    Интелигентен наръчник за насърчаване и подпомагане на обучението по предприема-

    чество за младежи с помощта на структурните фондове на ЕС

    Smart guide to encourage and promote the teaching of entrepreneurial education for youngsters using the EU Structural Funds

    Link to Fact sheet about Careers Education in Denmark
    Provides a description of targets and learning goals connected to Careers Education in Compulsory Schools.

    National news forum, connected to the advisory body, established by the Ministry of Education. Links to National Knowledge Centre in Educational and Vocational Guidance

    Provides information about on-going development project and project reports in the area of carer guidance and CMS.Links to Institutional Knowledge Centre in Educational and Vocational Guidance

    Uddannelses- erhvervs- og arbejdsmarkedsorientering, Faghæfte 22.
    Beskrivelse af indhold og læringsmål, samt undervisningsvejledning
    Careers Education/development of CMS.

    Entreprenørskabs- og innovationsundervisning
    Inspirationsmateriale til udvikling og implementering af læringsforløb knyttet til innovation og iværksætteri.

    Entrepreneurship education

    Provides information about the general policy in the area of EE and of ongoing activities on the area.

    Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education

    Report on ongoing EE activities and initiatives in Denmark:

    Entreprenørskab fra ABC til ph.d. Kortlægning af entreprenørskabsundervisning i det danske uddannelsessystem.

    Kortlægning af iværksætter- og entreprenørskabskurser. ved de 8 danske universiteter – 2009

    Mapping and description of entrepreneurship courses provided by 8 Danish Universities:

    Government initiative, Design to Improve Life.

    Design to Improve Life is an initiative established by the Danish Government in cooperation with two foundations that invites student in compulsory schools and in the youth education system to participate in innovative development projects.

    Link to the entrepreneur’s incubator initiative at CSE.

    Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship

    Yearly competition for entrepreneurs – innovative ideas.

    Events for new entrepreneurs aimed at assisting in the start-up phase.

    Events for new entrepreneurs aimed at assisting in the start-up phase.

    Assistance for new entrepreneurs.

    Link to National webpage with an overview of different types of assistance offered to new entrepreneurs.

    Links to advice about starting own business – financing and planning.

    Web based forum for debate amongst new entrepreneurs.

    Παρατηρητήριο Νεανικής Επιχειρηματικότητα, Σχεδιασμός και εφαρμογή προγραμμάτων στο πλαίσιο του εκπαιδευτικού συστήματος με στόχο την καλλιέργεια επιχειρηματικής συνείδησης στα παιδιά και την ενθάρρυνση της επιχειρηματικής δράσης.

    Youth Entrepreneurship Observatory; planning and implementing programmes within the context of the educational system aiming to promote business spirit in schools and universities and encourage young people to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

    Ο Ο.Α.Ε.Δ ασχολείται με την προώθηση της Απασχόλησης, με προγράμματα μείωσης του μισθολογικού κόστους εργασίας, του μη μισθολογικού κόστους εργασίας μέσω της επιχορήγησης των ασφαλιστικών εισφορών, διευκολύνοντας τη μετάβαση στην εργασία, με έμφαση στις ομάδες που πλήττονται περισσότερο από την ανεργία, καθώς και σε ευάλωτες πληθυσμιακές ομάδες και με  υπηρεσίες Συμβουλευτικής.

    Employment Promotion through programmes aiming to reduce wage labour costs, non-wage labour costs, by subsidizing social security contributions, facilitating transport from and to work, with special emphasis placed on the population groups most severely affected by unemployment, as well as vulnerable population groups and organization of Counselling Services.

    Ο Εθνικός Οργανισμός Πιστοποίησης Προσόντων και Επαγγελματικού Προσανατολισμού (Ε.Ο.Π.Π.Ε.Π.) είναι επιτελικός φορέας διοίκησης του Εθνικού Δικτύου Διά Βίου Μάθησης. Αναπτύσσει και εφαρμόζει ολοκληρωμένο εθνικό σύστημα πιστοποίησης της μη-τυπικής εκπαίδευσης (αρχικής και συνεχιζόμενης επαγγελματικής κατάρτισης και γενικής εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων) και παρέχει την επιστημονική υποστήριξη των υπηρεσιών του Επαγγελματικού Προσανατολισμού και Συμβουλευτικής στη χώρα μας.

    EOPPEP (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance) develops and implements the National Accreditation & Certification System for non-formal education, including initial and continuing vocational training and adult education, and provides scientific support to Vocational Guidance & Counselling services in Greece.

    Η ΕΛ.Ε.ΣΥΠ., η Ελληνική Εταιρεία Συμβουλευτικής και Προσανατολισμού στοχεύει στην κατά το δυνατόν έγκυρη και πολύπλευρη επιστημονική κάλυψη του πολύ σημαντικού τομέα της συμβουλευτικής και του Προσανατολισμού. Στους στόχους της ΕΛ.Ε.ΣΥ.Π. περιλαμβάνονται η διοργάνωση εκπαιδευτικών σεμιναρίων, ημερίδες και ενημερωτικές εκδηλώσεις, η συνέχιση της έκδοσης της Επιθεώρησης Συμβουλευτικής και Προσανατολισμού και η ηλεκτρονική έκδοση του αγγλόφωνου International Review of Counseling and Guidance

    The Hellenic Society of Counselling and Guidance has three objectives: a. Reinforcement, promotion and establishment of Counselling and Guidance, b. Fortification of qualification of the Counsellor – Guide in Greece. Knowing, helping, cooperating and communicating with each other of all Members of the He.S.Co.G.

    Το Εθνικό Πλαίσιο Προσόντων είναι ένα πλαίσιο ταξινόμησης των προσόντων, δηλαδή των τίτλων που κατέχουν οι πολίτες. Οι τίτλοι αυτοί έχουν αποκτηθεί μετά την ολοκλήρωση μίας διαδικασίας μάθησης.

    The Hellenic Qualifications Framework is a tool for the classification of qualifications in terms of knowledge, skills and competences that are acquired by people on completion of a learning process.

    Μελέτη για τα Πράσινα Επαγγέλματα στην Ελλάδα και τις νέες απαιτούμενες δεξιότητες, με στόχο την αποτύπωση των τάσεων και προοπτικών ανάπτυξης πράσινων θέσεων εργασίας ή ευκαιριών πράσινης επιχειρηματικότητας και της πράσινης διάστασης που μπορεί να αναπτυχθεί σε υπάρχοντα επαγγέλματα στην Ελλάδα.

    Η μελέτη εξετάζει την ανάπτυξη δεξιοτήτων για την αντιμετώπιση της πράσινης ατζέντας σε εθνικό, περιφερειακό και τοπικό επίπεδο στα κράτη – μέλη της Ε.Ε. Πρόκειται για την ελληνική έκδοση της ευρωπαϊκής συνθετικής έκθεσης που εξέδωσε το CEDEFOP το 2010 με τίτλο «Skills for green jobs-European synthesis report».

    Εγχειρίδιο Συμβουλευτικής Κινητικότητας: Επιστημονικό Υποστηρικτικό Υλικό για Συμβούλους Σταδιοδρομίας

    Συμβουλευτική και Επαγγελματικός Προσανατολισμός για την υποστήριξη των επίδοξων επιχειρηματιών της Ευρώπης – Πολιτική και πρακτικές για την αξιοποίηση των μελλοντικών δυνατοτήτων

    «Βασικές Αρχές Επαγγελματικής Συμβουλευτικής. Διαδικασίες και Τεχνικές»: Το βιβλίο διαπραγματεύεται βασικά ζητήματα τα οποία διαχειρίζονται οι σύμβουλοι σταδιοδρομίας κατά τη διάρκεια της συμβουλευτικής διαδικασίας. Ως στόχο έχει να προσφέρει τη δυνατότητα σε κάθε σύμβουλο να αποκτήσει μία ολοκληρωμένη εικόνα για τις μεθόδους και τεχνικές που μπορούν να αξιοποιηθούν στο πλαίσιο της επαγγελματικής συμβουλευτικής, σε ατομικό ή ομαδικό επίπεδο. Παρουσιάζονται επίσης, βασικές θεωρίες επαγγελματικής συμβουλευτικής, με έμφαση στην πρακτική αξιοποίησή τους, η οποία αναδεικνύεται μέσω αντιπροσωπευτικών μελετών περίπτωσης.

    «Οδηγός Συμβουλευτικής και Επαγγελματικού Προσανατολισμού στον τομέα της Απασχόλησης»

    Ο ΕΟΠΠΕΠ (πρώην ΕΚΕΠ) προκειμένου να υποστηρίξει τις δράσεις των φορέων και των στελεχών που παρέχουν υπηρεσίες ΣΥΕΠ προέβη στην εκπόνηση δύο Οδηγών ΣΥΕΠ για την Εκπαίδευση και την Απασχόληση. Μέσα από το περιεχόμενο των Οδηγών προβάλλονται μεταξύ άλλων, οι στόχοι και οι προτεραιότητες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης για τον θεσμό «Συμβουλευτική και Επαγγελματικός Προσανατολισμός» και οι τρέχουσες διεθνείς επιστημονικές εξελίξεις, γεγονός που επηρεάζει και σε κάποιο βαθμό διαμορφώνει τις εθνικές πολιτικές και δράσεις στο αντικείμενο ΣΥΕΠ.

    «Οδηγός Συμβουλευτικής και Επαγγελματικού Προσανατολισμού στον τομέα της Εκπαίδευσης»

    Sitio Web de Andalucía Emprende. Cuya misión es promover el desarrollo de la cultura emprendedora y la actividad económica andaluza.

    Web site of Andalucía Emprende. Its main goal is to promote entrepreneurial mindset and economic activity all around Andalucia.

    Canal de televisión de nuestra organización.

    TV channel of our organization.

    Boletín mensual de nuestra organización con información interesante para emprendedores.

    Monthly Bulletin of our organization with interesting information for entrepreneurs.

    Portal oficial de programas educativos llevados a cabo desde el Gobierno regional Andaluz.

    Official Web Site for EE programs carried on by the Regional Government of Andalucía.

    Web del programa educativo dirigido a los estudiantes de formación profesional de Andalucía.

    Web site of the educative programm targeted to the Andalusian Vocational Trainign students.

    Programa de educación emprendedora dirigido a estudiantes de primaria, secundaria y bachillerato.

    EE Program targeted to students of primary, secondary and bachelor´s degree.

    Programa de Educación Emprendedora. Web de simulación empresarial.

    EE Program. Web site of entrepreneurial simulation.

    Programa de Educación Emprendedora. Web de simulación empresarial.

    EE Program. Web site of entrepreneurial simulation.

    Programa de Educación Emprendedora para fomentar el interés del alumnado por la ciencia y por la investigación.

    EE programme to foster, the students´ interest in science and research

    Principal evento de promoción de la cultura emprendedora en Andalucía. Dirigido a todos los emprendedores de Andalucía.

    Main event for the promotion of entrepreneurship mindset targeted to all kind of entrepreneurs in Andalucia.

    Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía..

    Andalusian Innovation and development Agency.

    Instituto de Crédito Oficial: banco público de ayudas financieras para la promoción de actividades económicas en España.

    Official Credit Institute: Public Bank for the financial support and the promotion of the economic activity in Spain.

    Cheque innovación: Ayuda pública que ofrece subvenciones para la contratación de servicios de asesoramiento especializado en innovación.

    Innovation check: Public support which provides grants for hiring of specialized assessment on Innovation.

    Proyecto andaluz para impulsar, fomentar y consolidar ideas y soluciones en el ámbito de las comunicaciones móviles.

    Andalusian Project to promote and to consolidate solutions and ideas in the field of mobile communications.

    Portal oficial de programas educativos llevados a cabo desde el Gobierno regional Andaluz.

    Official Web Site for EE programs carried on by the Regional Government of Andalucía.

    Portal official de la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Andalucía

    Official web site of the South Ministry of Education in Andalucia.

    Attraverso una serie di programmi si analizzano le diverse fasi della creazione e gestione d’impresa partendo dall’ideazione, passando per lo sviluppo del business plan fino alla realizzazione pratica della propria idea.

    Through a series of programs are analyzed the different stages of creation and business management starting from concept, through development of a business plan to the practical realization of his idea.

    L’educazione all’imprenditorialità fa progressi, ma non in Italia.

    Entrepreneurship education is making progress, but not in Italy.

    Educazione All’Imprenditorialità: una guida per gli educatori (disponibile in Inglese)

    Entrepreneurship Education: A Guide for Educators (in English)

    Formaper, ente della Camera di Commercio di Milano. Offre corsi di Educazione all’Imprenditoria per studenti

    Formaper, agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan. Offers courses in entrepreneurship education for students

    Formaper, ente della Camera di Commercio di Milano. Offre corsi e seminari di Educazione all’Imprenditoria per insegnanti

    Formaper, agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan. Offers courses and seminars in entrepreneurship education for teachers

    Promuovere lo “spirito di iniziativa e imprenditorialità” nella scuola: una competenza chiave per tutti.

    Promote the “spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship” in school: a key competence for all.

    Educazione all’Imprenditorialità (articolo di Antonella Zuccaro)

    Entrepreneurship Education (article by Antonella Zuccaro)

    Forum di discussione: Promuovere l’educazione all’imprenditorialità tra i giovani

    Discussion Forum: Promoting entrepreneurship education among young people

    Orientare all’imprenditorialità (di Paolo Mazzoni)

    Guide to entrepreneurship (by Paolo Mazzoni)


    relativa a competenze chiave per l’apprendimento permanente

    COMUNICAZIONE DELLA COMMISSIONE. Attuazione del programma comunitario di Lisbona: stimolare lo spirito imprenditoriale attraverso l’istruzione e l’apprendimento

    COMUNICAZIONE DELLA COMMISSIONE. PIANO D’AZIONE IMPRENDITORIALITÀ 2020: Rilanciare lo spirito imprenditoriale in Europa

    Indicazioni per la programmazione e la realizzazione di iniziative per l’educazione all’imprenditorialità

    Formazione all’imprenditorialità nelle scuole in Europa. Strategie nazionali, piani di studio e risultati di apprendimento (in EN)

    Sintesi del sistema educativo e formative in Italia

    Our website of the organisation Grutbildning.

    The section from where the work with the network has been carried out, and a hub for all educational development in the region.

    A project that targets study and career counsellors as well as teachers and headmasters in order to find new and better ways of preparing students for the world of work

    A site with good examples in how education and the world of work can collaborate well together.

    A site where GR has collected all entrepreneurial organisations in the region

    A digital platform with information and inspiration for career and study counsellors so they ca give students a better image of what the world of work is like.

    A site where different labour organisations market themselves in order to attract and inform students of the labour market and crafts jobs.

    A site initiated by Skolverket (The national board of education) where they have gathered all information about programs in upper secondary school, jobs and labour market. They also have a test where students can see what they may be interested in. This is a great site for those who want to learn more about different jobs and educational programs.

    Skolverkets hemsida där man kan läsa me rom entreprenörskap I skolan med koppling till styrdokumenten.

    Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting har en stor satsning på Unga I arbetslivet och här kan man läsa mer om deras arbetet med kompetensförsörjning, studie- och yrkesvägledning och samverkan skola arbetsliv.

    The web site of the Economists’ Association.

    The web site of Istanbul Commerce University.

    The web blog for the Economists’ Association .

    This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.