This EU Briefing examines the policy issues around boosting the provision of enterprise education in the UK and Europe. It looks at how some UK education providers are embracing the challenge of integrating entrepreneurial learning in education and training.
Encouraging youth entrepreneurship is viewed as an essential driver of economic growth and job creation across Europe, and the EU has developed a range of initiatives to support this aim. Young people who have taken part in enterprise activities at school, college, university or elsewhere are much more likely to realise their entrepreneurial potential – improving their chances of productive employment as well as starting their own business.
The EU Briefing is based on CIPD research on entrepreneurship, including the kind of support that different demographic groups (including women and young people) may need.
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