The European Union wants to promote and support entrepreneurship in its citizens.
In this context, 'entrepreneurship' means more than 'starting or running your own business':
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"Entrepreneurship as a competence applies to all spheres of life.
It enables citizens
- to nurture their personal development,
- to actively contribute to social development,
- to enter the job market as employee or as self-employed, and
- to start-up or scale-up ventures which may have a cultural, social or commercial motive."
For more information, see Entrecomp, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (2016, free pdf download).