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.

WHY INSPIRE project?

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.

The general objectives of the project are to:


Foster entrepreneurial thinking to drive discovery, creativity and innovation in HE and VET students.

Develop a personalised pathway for students in order to help them develop those competences that identify with their own training needs.

Develop a Training Needs Analysis tool and a curricula for the innovative, entrepreneurial student.

Develop Training material/ Classroom, PBL that corresponds to those LO’s and has been proven to promote innovation and discovery.


Train at least 120 HE and VET students that will have the chance to validate their knowledge.

Validate the acquired knowledge via the development of a certification scheme and the awarding of ECTS points.

Development and promotion of a Multilingual Online open e-learning/networking space.