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Entrepreneurial skills such as creativity, innovation and risk-taking underpin the creation of new firms, but are increasingly a priority within the education system.

Key facts:

  • Entrepreneurial skills combine a range of technical, management and personal skills. As such,there is no established, simple definition of the entrepreneurial skillset.
  • Nevertheless, entrepreneurial skills are identified as an EU priority because of their impact onpeople’s economic, personal and social lives.
  • In 2012, 2.3 million enterprises were created across the EU-28 and 30.6 million people wereself-employed. However, interest in becoming an entrepreneur is reportedly lower in Europethan some major international competitors.
  • Many EU-28 countries are attempting to boost entrepreneurial skills by introducing them moreexplicitly within the education curriculum.

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