Best Practices in Teaching Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Week Foundation, Poland (Fundacja Światowego Tygodnia Przedsiębiorczości), Youth Business Poland (Fundacja Inkubator Technologiczny), the University of Malta’s Edward de Bono Institute, and British NGO Peace Child International are excited to launch the research document “Best Practices in Teaching Entrepreneurship and Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Europe”.

Financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ project, the ground-breaking “Best Practices in Teaching Entrepreneurship and Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Europe” publication is a collaboration of the four partners conducting six months of research and participating in three international meetings in Poland, Malta, and the UK.

“Best Practices in Teaching Entrepreneurship and Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Europe” is a response to the low levels of entrepreneurship among young Europeans, which contributes to unemployment, underemployment, and difficult school-to-work transitions. The publication makes eight key recommendations that state institutions, NGOs, and the private sector can implement to promote entrepreneurship.

  1. Include quality entrepreneurship education throughout all levels of education
  2. Involve NGOs, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople in entrepreneurship education
  3. Engage students in active learning through workshops and classroom study
  4. Give teachers training, resources, and support to become entrepreneurship educators
  5. Replicate practices already in use to teach entrepreneurship (publication has examples)
  6. Ease transitions between graduation and entrepreneurship (i.e. university incubators)
  7. Foster simple and legible entrepreneurial ecosystems (i.e. digitalisation)
  8. Garner support for aspiring entrepreneurs from public, private, and NGO sectors (i.e. subsidies, mentoring, trainings, e-learning, incubators)

Each partner organization involved in this project promotes entrepreneurship in a different capacity. The editorial and exploratory meetings in Poland, Malta, and the UK helped partners understand entrepreneurial ecosystems across borders and identify successful initiatives. “We had unique opportunities to meet NGO, private sector and university representatives who not only do a great work but also eagerly cooperate with one another,” said Justyna Politańska, Founder and CEO of GEW Foundation Poland. “We returned to our countries with lots of new ideas to foster entrepreneurship in a more innovative way.”

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