EDUCATION : ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION BECOMING INCREASINGLY PROMINENT.

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Entrepreneurship education at school is being increasingly promoted in most European countries, according to a new report published by the European Commission, on 13 April. A total of 31 European countries were surveyed for the report, and nearly half of them have included it in their national strategies as part of their lifelong learning, youth or growth strategies. These countries are: Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

Moreover, the report, entitled Entrepreneurship education at school in Europe', notes that eight countries (Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Wales and the Flemish part of Belgium) have launched specific strategies to promote entrepreneurship education. At the same time, very few countries provide specific teacher training in this field. This type of programme is available only in the Flemish Community of...

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