Today’s active citizenship requires an entrepreneurial approach to  life:

  • Interest in one’s environment and the opportunities it provides
  • Ability to find out for oneself
  • Ability to perceive new patterns from different points of view, and
  • Courage to make independent decisions

These are entrepreneurial skills that support life management.

The aims of entrepreneurship education are as follows:

  • Improving children’s and adolescents’ life management (skills)
  • Promoting citizenship
  • Providing adolescents with resources for the future
  • Providing children and adolescents with diverse opportunities for participation
  • Improving children’s and adolescents’ social and economic skills

To achieve these goals, the following must be emphasised:

  • activity
  • goal-orientedness
  • creativity
  • responsibility
  • collaboration skills


Part of the school’s operational culture

Entrepreneurship education should permeate the entire operational culture of the school as a

  • mindset
  • learning method
  • teaching method

with which children and adolescents develop into active information seekers and participants in their community.

Entrepreneurship education helps children and adolescents to acquire the

  • skills
  • information and
  • attitudes

that they will need later in their studies and lives. -In basic education, entrepreneurship education also entails providing schoolchildren with information and experience in entrepreneurship and other modes of work so that they may base their subsequent choices on factual information.


(updated 12.3.2012)