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In 2016 the EU Commission developed EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework to put forward a shared definition of entrepreneurship as a competence, to bring consensus among stakeholders and establish a bridge between the worlds of education and work.
"EntreCom" has the important task to start conversations and improve understanding of what it means to be entrepreneurial in all aspects of life and it establishes the importance of entrepreneurship and initiative and help to develop entrepreneurial competences to tackle economic, social and cultural challenges. Additionally, the European Commission developed in 2017 a User Guide called EntreComp into Action to support the further use and awareness of the EntreComp Framework. Although widely endorsed, the EntreComp Framework has not yet been adopted at systemic level in the field of VET nor tested in real settings.

"ECI has the objective of operationalizing" the EntreComp Framework by developing implementation tools and training content for the European VET systems to adopt EntreComp in operational environments and ignite entrepreneurship. Therefore, ECI is going develop a model to implement the entrepreneurship competence framework in VET environments, both formal and non-formal. In this activity, partners will cross-reference the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework with ESCO (the classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupation) and EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

ECI has selected 6 competences along the three areas of the EntreComp Framework as following to work on:

1.2 Creativity: Develop creative and purposeful ideas
1.5 Ethical and sustainable thinking: Assess the consequences & impact of ideas, opportunities and actions
2.1 Self-awareness and self-efficacy: Believe in yourself and keep developing
2.5 Mobilizing others: Inspire, enthuse and get others on board
3.1 Taking the initiative: Go for it
3.3 Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity & risk: Make decisions dealing with uncertainty, ambiguity and risk

The development of this methodology will be the preparatory work and basis to develop and implement Intellectual Output O3 "O3 - Develop training tools and contents to operationalize the ECI".
It will provide systematic information in the matter of personal soft skills, which are very important to create a successful business, especially under the new circumstances of disruption processes, artificial intelligence, smart technologies etc.

It will detail the scope, tools, means and activities to be carried out during implementation, on the basis of the shared vision of the field of investigation, also taking into account the specific characteristics of diverse and different entrepreneurial environments and systems. The methodology will contain the following indicative components:
  • Set methodology to be followed by all partners (i.e. general scale and scope, overall methodological approach, timing and sequencing of specific activities, etc.)
  • Pinpoint criteria for selection of target groups to be involved
  • Define literature and other sources for secondary assessment (i.e. identification of comparable

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  • Analysis of documents: elements to be extrapolated in the benchmarking (i.e. ESCO, EQF, EntreComp Framework, etc.)
  • Structure of reporting and aggregation tools
  • Common schedule
  • Definition of common tools for the training material in regards to the forenamed defined competencies (Course description, Learning outcomes, Course syllabus, Learning activities, Assessment type, Required and recommended readings, Course schedule, etc.)

Methodology and Guidelines for Development of Training Tools to operationalize the EntreComp

In 2016, the EU Commission developed the “EntreComp” competence framework for entrepreneurial skills to propose a common definition of entrepreneurship as competence, to build consensus among stakeholders and to build a bridge between education and work.

The two PDF documents represent a joint effort to cross-reference the EntreComp Framework with ESCO (the classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupation) and EQF (European Qualifications Framework); a bond that the literature review – finalised during the development of the National Reports – proved to be highly consistent but still not fully exploited.

The ultimate objective of this desk assessment is to establish an initial and operational connection between the EntreComp framework and the other two allowing partners to operationalise a new model – the ECI model – for entrepreneurship valorisation and mainstreaming of entrepreneurial spirits across the VET ecosystem.

Due to the large scale of the ESCO, the reader will find a very detailed cross-references of the EntreComp with ESCO including a “ESCO-EntreComp: Cross-Assessment Matrix” in the extra document “ESCO vs EntreComp Annex”.

The third file, consist of an extensive list of bibliographical resources that partners consulted to assess the state of the art in the domain of Entrepreneurship and EntreComp Implementation at national and EU level.

EntreComp Implementation: Cross-assessment and Methodology

Annex 1. ESCO vs EntreComp

Annex 2. Bibliography and List of references

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