To bring Europe back to growth and higher levels of employment, Europe needs moreventrepreneurs. As a follow up to the Small Business Act review of April 2011 and of the Industrial policy communication adopted last October, the proposed Action Plan sets out a renewed vision and a number of actions to be taken at both EU and Member States' level to support entrepreneurship in Europe. It is based on three pillars : developing entrepreneurial education and training; creating the right business environment; role models and reaching out to specific groups.
The Eurydice Unit of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has coordinated the collection of data and the preparation and drafting of this comparative overThe scope of this research is primary (ISCED level 1) and general secondary education (ISCED levels 2 and 3). The curricula for vocational, technical or commercial schools at secondary level are not included. Only the public education sector is taken into account, except in the case of Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands, where the grant-aided private sector is also covered because it accounts for the majority of school enrolments.