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* Self-awareness and self-efficacy 
* Motivation and perseverance 
* Mobilizing resources
* Financial and economic literacy
* Mobilizing others.

EntreComp defines entrepreneurship in an expanded dimension and common language. It is a

broad concept, so in addition to its application toward starups, the EntreComp framework is

valuable for lifelong learning, individual growth and enhanced employability. While EntreComp

can be applied to starting an entrepreneurial venture startup, working environments can embrace

the spirit of entrepreneurship through EntreComp training in order to allow a company to create

or invent products and services that complement core business offering, innovate or utilize

technology more efficiently. When combined with inquiry-based learning, education systems

can infuse EntreComp into any discipline or subject matter to improve learning outcomes,

bolster knowledge deepening and help their students acquire skills that will propel them

throughout the education continuum and into the workforce. Retirees can apply EntreComp

toward becoming entrepreneurs or use their extensive experience, expertise and background

in volunteering to help others become entrepreneurs. The public sector can offer EntreComp

training to employees and section/department heads to promote the development of entrepre-

neurship skills in the workplace to overcome common challenges, to transform operations with 

SMART technologies and to support the process of becoming a resilient community. Friends

and families can come together to engage in an  entrepreneurial venture to create a needed 

product or service for a market niche.

Why does EntreComp matter?

​​An important objective in conducting EntreComp training is enabling individuals to transform

ideas and opportunities into products and services of societal value by applying entrepreneurship

principles toward addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (i.e. the

SDGs or Global Goals).  The Global Goals are inter-related and intertwined with economic development, job creation and improved living conditions that are also the ultimate objectives

of EntreComp Education & Training.


​Of Practice

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We have embraced EntreComp

as a foundational basis for

entrepreneurship education and

training, to translate the concept

of “entrepreneurship” into a model 

with which it is possible to speak

about entrepreneurship in all its

dimensions in a universal way.

Our modus operandi is to form consortia of competent

partners able to engage in a range of calls and requests

for proposals. 

COVID has shown us how urgent the need is for communities to become more resilient in responding to societal transitions.

The first six months of the pandemic were a test of true ingenuity as millions of educators across the world, from pre-K to

graduate school, scrambled to continue fulfilling their teaching mandates when schools closed and social distancing was

imposed. School systems were forced into a non-existent “Plan B” as people across the continent were forced into lockdown,

beginning with Italy – warranting a desperate reboot of teaching and learning, and leaving teachers on their own to figure out

how to continue teaching in light of the COVID-induced school closures. They began to teach from home. They rushed to find

what they could to compensate for lost time in school, many reaching into their own pockets when schools refused to allocate

funds from their budget to pay for needed resources and not being totally prepared to be digitally ready or technology literate.

Google data on a huge spike in the demand for digital learning resources triggered by COVID affirmed what we have seen

coming for some time - teachers, parents and students seeking out online resources. Nothing new here; for the past decade,

recommendations from esteemed international organizations have come forth on the need to redesign learning for the 21st

Century, a clarion call for action that has now been stimulated by COVID. Not only has the pandemic added pressure on the

social service delivery systems, the pandemic has exacerbated labor market challenges. Like the Global Financial Crisis before

it, COVID has brought to light a pervasive skills gap and skills mismatch between what is learned in educational and training

environments and those demanded by the 21st Century workforce. Multilateral funders saw this as a golden opportunity to

prompt the formation of alliances that could respond to the COVID-19 situation, most notably the European Commission through

Erasmus+ calls for digital readiness and promoting creativity and the Union for the Mediterranean for employment promotion.

Global Skills Network rallied its extensive network in Europe and the Mediterranean region to respond to the calls in six

applications bringing together a cross-section of society – education, the Public, Private and Third Sectors, youth groups and

volunteers – in applicant consortia. The fallout from COVID will take a global village to put our communities on the road to

recovery – a huge THANKS to our partners who will bring these projects to life!

* Self-awareness and self-efficacy 
* Motivation and perseverance 
* Mobilizing resources
* Financial and economic literacy
* Mobilizing others.

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What is EntreComp Education & Training?

Ten years ago, the European

Commission identified a sense of

initiative and entrepreneurship as

one of the eight key competences

necessary for a knowledge-based society.

The EntreComp framework proposes a

shared definition of entrepreneurship as a

competence, with the aim to raise consensus among

varied stakeholders and to establish a bridge between

the worlds of education and work.

The EntreComp Framework constitutes the building blocks of 

entrepreneurship as a competence. The framework is composed

of three areas with five competences each along a progression

model ​that supports specified learning outcomes.

Our entrepreneurship training modelconsists of five components, as illustrated on the entrepreneurship training model page: 



Although EntreComp is a European framework, we are equipped to bring our model

anywhere on Earth there is broadband. EntreComp Entrepreneurship Education

and Training can take place in both formal and non-formal learning environments

and utilized most effectively. Click on the programmes above to learn how EntreComp

forms the foundational basis for several initiatives.




Entrecomp Framework Publication

Who Can Become Entrepreneurial with EntreComp?

ENTRECOMP - The European Commission's Framework for Entrepreneurship Education & Training 

Acquiring an entrepreneurial mindset, thinking and action for an ability to transform ideas into actions and opportunities for products and services of value to others in a variety of settings -

​​EntreComp learning can take place in both formal and non-formal learning environments.

Modules around the 15 competences, inquiry-based learning and exercises for acquiring

a growth mindset are delivered via elearning mechanisms. ​Training activity is coordinated

through our partners - entrepreneurship ecosystems; educational institutions and other

learning environments; nonprofit organizations and affinity groups; private sector enterprises 

and public sector institutions. Click below to learn how EntreComp Education & Training

can bring the entrepreneurship training model to your region.

​​Entrepreneurship is universally seen as the spark of prosperity, creating new jobs and

new businesses, new ways to deliver basic services and new ways of seeing the world.

EntreComp Education & Training embraces EntreComp for programming aimed at helping

spur economic growth and create jobs and arm students with skillsets for success in 
education, the job market and life. EntreComp is positioned to help entrepreneurs generate

new knowledge, find new uses for technology and create new business models.

Responding to COVID with EntreComp

Anyone, at any age, at any stage in life can 
engage in EntreComp training ​to become 
entrepreneurial - that is, acquiring the

ability to transform opportunities and

ideas ​into products and services that

have value to others.

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* Spotting opportunities 
* Creativity 
* Vision 
* Valuing ideas
* Ethical and sustainable thinking



Where does EntreComp learning take place?

Growing Entrepreneurship

With EntreComp

Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein Grants

Deadline:  January 5, 2020