Wellcome UPENSKILLS!

UPENSKILLS aims to identify essential soft skills for entrepreneurship in order to develop of a set of training materials for entrepreneurship courses and programmes.

These will help in cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset amongst young people. The project thereby addresses the educational needs of young people, during their progression from high school students to young entrepreneurs.

OBJECTIVES

  • Promoting entrepreneurship education in EU
  • Fostering recognition of entrepreneurship education 
  • Making entrepreneurship education a basic feature in education systems
  • Sharing of ideas, knowledge, experience, and best practices among countries
  • Developing innovative instruments for the development of entrepreneurial competences 

Activities

  • identify and define the necessary key competences and skills for potential entrepreneurs
  • identify similarities and differences in approaches to entrepreneurship in the participating countries/regions
  • create portraits of successful entrepreneurs and their strengths
  • produce a flexible and adaptable set of methods for entrepreneurship trainers
  • produce a portfolio containing best practice cases in entrepreneurship training
  • carry out pilot testing of new toolkit
  • conduct international training courses
  • organise events and disseminate results

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.