The EntreComp Community is an entrepreneurial learning platform, think of it as your one-stop-shop for entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial competences, the EntreComp framework and more. The EntreComp Community was created and developed by a team of dedicated individuals looking to bring together various European projects working in entrepreneurship.
EntreComp: A key competence framework for value creation
The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations has been one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States for many years, and is one of the eight Key Competences for Lifelong learning.
The Joint Research Centre, in partnership with DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, has developed EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. EntreComp describes entrepreneurship as a lifelong competence, identifies what are the elements that make someone entrepreneurial and describes them to establish a common reference for initiatives dealing with entrepreneurial learning.
- “Entrepreneurship is when you act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into value for others. The value that is created can be financial, cultural, or social”.
- Definition proposed by the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship & Young Enterprise.
Turning ideas into shared value is equally relevant to progressing one’s career, supporting one’s local sports team or establishing a new social enterprise. Entrepreneurial value creation and entrepreneurial learning can take place in any sphere of life.
By focusing on the development of competences through the actual creation of entrepreneurial value, EntreComp breaks down the boundaries between education, work and civic engagement. In this respect, the EntreComp is transversal to formal, non-formal and informal learning contexts and applies equally to education and training systems –from primary to vocational education and training– and to non-structured learning contexts including civil society, communities, youth work, start-ups and existing organisation such as corporations, non-governmental organisations or public administrations.
DigComp: a key competence framework for digital competence
DigComp describes digital competence as the “confident, critical and responsible use of, and engagement with, digital technologies for learning, at work, and for participation in society. It is defined as a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes.” (Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Life- long Learning, 2018).
In this context it identifies 5 main areas for this description. These five areas are the following:
- Information and data literacy
- Communication and collaboration
- Digital content creation
- Problem solving
EntrePubl Project for EntreComp and DigComp
According to the overall methodological approach of the EntrePubl project, EntreComp and DigComp frameworks have been considered as a standard to be customized according to the needs of the prior targets, mainly the operators of the “public sector”. We believe that, as for every standard reference, those set of key competences must be sized and contextualized, according to a tailored approach to training and taking into account that competencies must be see in action and that the context influences how those set of abilities are mobilised and the visible result. Therefore, the outlined curriculum is based on 3 main dimensions/assets: the Entrecomp framework, the DigComp one and their contextualization to the “public sector”.