Policy

  • A New Skills Agenda for Europe

    A New Skills Agenda for Europe

    The European Skills Agenda was announced in the 2016 Commission Work Programme. Launched on 10 June, it aims to support upward social convergence and contribute to the European Commission's first political priority, "A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment" by addressing three pressing challenges of today's economies: the lack of relevant skills to match labour market needs, the insufficient transparency of skills and qualifications, and the difficulty to anticipate and forecast skills. 

  • EU institutions recognise JA best practices

    EU institutions recognise JA best practices

    A new report “Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe” by Eurydice, the EU agency responsible for cooperation in the field of education, captures the latest developments in the field of entrepreneurship education across Europe. National JA best practices are included, representing examples of strategies, curricula, learning outcomes, and teacher education. In total, JA is mentioned 39 times in the report. Special attention is paid to the Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE).

  • EP Report: ‘Skills policies for fighting youth unemployment’

    EP Report: ‘Skills policies for fighting youth unemployment’

    The report highlights youth entrepreneurship as a way to reduce youth unemployment and boost the employability of young people. It notably mentions the significant role of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) as well as the growing importance of entrepreneurial skills.

  • EU Commission unveils ‘Employment and Social Situation in Europe 2015’

    EU Commission unveils ‘Employment and Social Situation in Europe 2015’

    The Commission released its 2015 overview of the most recent developments, trends and challenges in the employment and social fields. It notably concludes that “the lack of entrepreneurship education remains a significant bottleneck to stimulating self-employment and entrepreneurship in the EU”.

  • 'Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship through Education and Training' Report

    'Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship through Education and Training' Report

    Approved on 8 September 2015, 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.

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