The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of EU citizens has been one of the key policy objectives for the EU. The benefits of entrepreneurship education are not limited to start-ups, but also an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action, be creative and innovative. The important role of education in promoting more entrepreneurial attitudes & behaviours is now widely recognised.
For students, this is vital as it affects their success after graduation, especially for non-economics and business disciplines, where the students often lack the development of all those competences that will help them act upon what they have learned during their academic studies and use their knowledge to create value.
INSPIRE focuses on the development of entrepreneurial thinking to drive discovery, creativity and innovation primarily for HE students but also for VET based on the EntreComp framework, which developed a definition of entrepreneurship as a competence & a reference framework describing it, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp).
INSPIRE seeks to develop HE and VET students based on the EntreComp framework, through the application of a systematic methodology using student centered innovative approaches and also to validate the competences that the VET and HE students develop through a Certification Scheme, according to ISO requirements, and the assignment of ECTS points for HE students.