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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).

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