In a global economy where enterprise sustainability and employability is uncertain, the task of successfully creating a new company requires the best knowledge, application of good practices and the mastery of the most advanced methodologies in enterprise management. In this context, it becomes essential to develop abilities and to deliver proper tools adequate to the necessities of students as future potential entrepreneurs. Small firms depend on entrepreneurs – the individuals who have the ideas and are willing to take the risks necessary to get a firm off the ground.

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Europe needs more entrepreneurs, more innovation and more high-growth SMEs. This is why it is necessary to stimulate the entrepreneurial mindsets of young people. The important role of education in promoting more entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors is now widely recognized.

Entrepreneurship refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action. It includes creativity, sense of initiative, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. The entrepreneurship competence includes therefore transversal skills and attitudes as well as more specialized knowledge and business skills. In a broad sense, entrepreneurship should be considered as a mindset that supports everyone in society, and provides a solid foundation for entrepreneurs establishing a social or commercial activity.

Europe needs more entrepreneurs and this was recognized by the European Commission in the Report on the implementation of the Entrepreneurship Action Plan, which is a blueprint for decisive action to unleash Europe’s entrepreneurial potential, to remove existing obstacles and to revolutionize the culture of entrepreneurship in Europe.

Education for entrepreneurship is already high on the agenda in most EU Member States. A wide variety of programmes and activities exist across Europe. However, there is a need of promoting these initiatives more systematically. The European Commission is committed to promoting education for entrepreneurship at all levels, from primary school to university and beyond.

The project is investing in changing the public perception of entrepreneurs, in entrepreneurship education with a goal to create an enduring change. We need to develop more entrepreneurial culture, starting with young people and from school education.

PEEISS is a Transnational European project, developed by several partners from Macedonia, Slovenia, Austria and Finland targeted at students, teachers, trainers, managers, entrepreneurs and innovators from these countries, with the support of the Learning Programme Erasmus+ of the European Union, which aims at promoting the process of learning entrepreneurship by implementing new and innovative teaching methods and e-learning tools.

To address the entrepreneurial skills of learners, the project offers dedicated pedagogically-rich education and training. In order to achieve this, it deploys well-grounded didactic and pedagogical models as founded in e-learning education by the help of creating intellectual outputs that come up from mutual teaching and training activities among partners, transnational project meetings and multiplier events. The goal of PEEISS as a project, to find new and innovative methods of teaching and learning entrepreneurship and to include entrepreneurship in every field of society, can be attained only by the mutual force of the project partners whose strong points will contribute to the achievement of project aims and will make it a valuable experience for all direct and indirect participants.