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EU Framework

The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organizations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and the Member States. The European Commission identified a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship ten years ago as one of the 8 key competencies necessary for a knowledge-based society.

The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organizations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and the Member States.

The European Commission identified a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship ten years ago as one of the 8 key competencies necessary for a knowledge-based society. The EntreComp framework at last finalized proposes a shared definition of entrepreneurship as a competence, with the aim to raise consensus among all stakeholders and to establish a bridge between the worlds of education and work. Developed through a mixed-methods approach, the EntreComp framework is set to become a reference de facto for any initiative aiming to foster the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens.

EntreComp consists of 3 interrelated and interconnected competence areas:
1) Ideas and opportunities
2) Resources
3) Into action

Each of the areas is made up of 5 competencies, which, together, constitute the building blocks of entrepreneurship as a competence. The framework develops the 15 competencies along with an 8-level progression model and proposes a comprehensive list of 442 learning outcomes.