The EE-HUB network

Is a network which aims to support and improve European entrepreneurship education from the ground up.

Together with the EE-HUB we campaign to bring a brighter future for European entrepreneurship education.

So far, 24 MEP Ambassadors coming from 16 Member States are supporting EE-HUB, a platform which brings stakeholders together from business, education and policy-making with a view to fostering entrepreneurship education in Europe. Check out this map to see how policy makers are already supporting the cause.

Who are we?

The European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-HUB) is a network which aims to support and improve European entrepreneurship education from the ground up. The network itself is led by JA Europe, in collaboration with EUROCHAMBERS, SEECEL and EUproVET. It is also supported by private partners including Cisco, EY, Intel, Microsoft and VISA.

So far, we have more than experts from more than 20 countries are forming an advisory group for EU policy-makers. Already, MEP Ambassadors coming from 16 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the UK) are supporting EE-HUB. The MEPs Ambassadors have committed to endorse and promote recommendations of EE-HUB through their policy work.

What we do?

At a time when one of the main priorities of the EU is to deliver on the Jobs, Growth and Innovation agenda, the EE-HUB aims to bring together policy-makers and businesses, in a view to foster entrepreneurship education in Europe and ultimately employability and job creation.

EE-HUB members exchange information and experience, improve and create synergies between the many initiatives in the field.

The activities of the network have a strong focus on broadening the penetration and impact of entrepreneurship education across Europe, based on learning from existing good practices and on sharing information.

The EE-HUB engages in outreach and awareness activities on the benefits of entrepreneurship education across several work streams. For example, the EE-HUB:

Supports the development of national strategies

Supports the development of national strategies and the involvement of regional authorities (e.g. the creation of national EE-HUBs and the exchange of good practices gathered by EE-HUB experts
Builds partnerships with business (e.g. financial education survey with Visa)

Supports teachers by recommending tools,

methods and a selection of impactful programmes to use with their classes

Maps and analyses the entrepreneurship education ecosystem,

including instruments to collect and assess information

Looks into how businesses,

private associations, regional authorities and organizations can support the uptake of entrepreneurship education
Switch On Europe! – Why all the fuss?

3 in 4 European teachers do not feel encouraged to bring innovation in their classes.

Yet research shows how entrepreneurship education has an impact on the entrepreneurial behaviour of pupils and students, on their professional career and their impact on society. For example, students who have been exposed to entrepreneurship education are more likely to end up running their own business: 42% of alumni surveyed started firms compared to 26% in the control group of non-exposed students. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the lack of entrepreneurship education in Europe and to spur as many people as possible to get involved and help Switch Europe On!

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Policy makers

If you want to help get involved in this campaign there is still plenty of work that we need your help for. Sign the pledge (link) and see how you can get involved. Some activities we suggest include:

  • Setting European targets for participation in entrepreneurship education. Reinforce the EU recommendation that every student should have at least one practical entrepreneurship education experience before leaving compulsory education.
  • Creating a framework for cooperation between Member States, so successes and lessons can be shared easily.
  • Working with SMEs and associations to inspire potential entrepreneurs, and raise awareness of how entrepreneurship education can help.
  • Building on the EE-HUB’s existing network to create a permanent European Entrepreneurship Education Hub, with a long term business plan and funding strategy. This should foster public-private cooperation to boost entrepreneurial learning.

Business

We appreciate any help that businesses can lend us. Sign our pledge to get in contact with one of our team mates. Some of the areas which businesses are already supporting us in include:

  • Collaborating with the wider community to design and successfully implement entrepreneurial education.
  • Co-operating and supporting local authorities and NGOs to raise awareness about the positive impact of entrepreneurship and its contribution to wider society.
  • Partnering with both local and regional education institutions for both elementary and higher education through facilitating educational and developmental programmes.