Develop implementation tools and training content for European education systems for the introduction of the “EntreComp” competence framework to promote entrepreneurship

Assessment and Cross-References of the EntreComp with ESCO and EQF

The “ECI – EntreComp Implementation” Erasmus+ project aims to operationalise the “EntreComp” Framework by developing implementation tools and training content for the European Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems adopting “EntreComp” in operational environments and promoting entrepreneurship.

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 build a bridge between education and work.

The ECI Partnership finalised a very detailed cross-reference analysis among the EntreComp Framework, ESCO (the classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupation) and the 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 tangibly missing and 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, ready for publication at the end of July 2021 – for entrepreneurship valorisation and mainstreaming of entrepreneurial spirits across the VET dimension.

Each of the 6 competences selected by the partnership has been reconducted to a specific dimension, field and theoretical/operational setting of both ESCO and EQF, highlighting the different compliances by degree of consistency. We evaluated this degree by balancing each ESCO and EQF unit to the main and defining traits of each considered EntreComp competence as described by the same EU Joint Research Centre.

The results of this assessment can be found at the following link:

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

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