Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This section of the School&Work portal provides administrative information for the project contractual partners and for the European Commission and it is password protected.


Homepage > Training > Innovative Entrepreneurial Experiences at Schools

This module focuses on initiatives and training to stimulate entrepreneurship among students, suggesting ideas to train entrepreneurial teachers, presenting entrepreneurial projects carried out in schools and proposing methods to create a network and to find funds.

Innovative Entrepreneurial Experiences at Schools

Table of Content

Chapter 4: creation of a network
Other forms of support developed at the national level
Within Member States, there are many initiatives to support entrepreneurship: organisations to support the creation of enterprises, entrepreneur networks, local funds for young people…

Two initiatives from Belgium and Lithuania are described on the “School&Work” portal can be mentioned:

“Esprit d'Entreprendre” developed by Agence de Stimulation Economique (ASE) (Belgium)
The “Esprit d'Entreprendre” (“entrepreneurship spirit”) programme developed by “Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation” – AEI since 2007, has just added a new programme “Générations entreprenantes 2015-2020”.

For educational authorities, the student who “gets active” is a priority. AEI has been invited to continue and intensify its mission to root a strong entrepreneurial culture.

The programme “Générations entreprenantes 2015-2020” develop actions dedicated to fostering an entrepreneurial culture in the broad sense in education, as well as more targeted actions for young people with a project.

Actions targeting an entrepreneurial culture in the broad sense:
  • Entrepreneurial school: to support the development of entrepreneurial schools in order to arouse entrepreneurial vocations
  • Teachers’ continuing training and support
  • Students’ entrepreneurial path: every student, before the end of their education, can participate in a minimum number of activities developing their entrepreneurial skills
  • “Students-entrepreneurs” initiative: to encourage students to develop their project, support them and make their progress towards an entrepreneurial action easier in the framework of their school path.
Specific actions:
  • To highlight entrepreneurial personalities, to propose models one can identify with
  • To support the development of female entrepreneurship, indispensable source of economic development
  • To support young entrepreneurs through guidance, patronage and mentoring.
Beyond “Générations entreprenantes 2015-2020”, young people with an innovative project will find at AEI:
  • A network of advisers gathered in structures called “operators”
  • A of financial supports to meet one’s needs
  • A toolkit “Infos-Entreprises”, with information on management, finance developing an enterprise etc.
  • A digital platform

Entrepreneurship promotion fund (Lithuania)
Purpose of the Entrepreneurship Promotion Measure is to create conditions for micro and small enterprises and natural persons to start their own business and for social enterprises to develop their business using the financial engineering instrument promoting thereby the entrepreneurship and self-employment and creation of new jobs.

The implementation of this Measure (loan granting and (or) subsidies) will be combined with training and consulting as well as assistance in preparing and implementing business plans for business start-ups.
Online Resources

Table of Content

Comments on this section

In order to post a comment it is compulsory to be logged in.

Date: 2016.08.03

Posted by S. Cabrerizo - Spain

The e-learning guide is very useful. Module 4, Innovative Entrepreneurial Experiences at Schools, provides easy examples for teachers.
The negative side is is that there is a lot of information in English, and sometimes it is difficult to follow it if you have an intermediate level of English. Moreover, as a suggestion, I think it could be a good idea to have it in a download version to print the most interesting parts.

Date: 2016.07.07

Posted by Didier Cahour - France

This module is a little bit complex and theoretical. Good practices at the end are relevant.

Date: 2016.07.06

Posted by Gabriela Vrabie - Romania

This module highlights a very important aspect of education: entrepreneurship education in schools, vocational schools and universities, which will definitely have a positive impact on entrepreneurial dynamism in our economies, on young people’s employability.
To this end it not only raises teachers and counsellors’ awareness about the benefits of enterprise projects but also provides them with invaluable tips on how to implement such enterprise projects at their own school. Teachers and counsellors will find practical advice on the necessary steps in creating an enterprise project at school, how an enterprise works or how to search for funds such as crowdfunding. The module also proposes teachers, educators or guidance counsellors a series of best practices to get inspired from.

Date: 2016.07.05

Posted by Martine Prignon (AEDE-EL) - Belgium

The choice of topics and the study of them provide a valuable source of information to teachers, trainers, counselors...
The best practices and online resources add a useful complement to theory, by presenting concrete examples of experiences, projects, exchanges between peers...

Follow us

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.