Cradle & Entrepreneurship Education (EE)

Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt. You don't have to be born an entrepreneur to run a successful business. You can become one by developing an entrepreneurial mind set and skills. As Europe needs more entrepreneurs creating jobs, it's necessary to support this type of education in all EU countries. The main objective of the European Commission is to promote entrepreneurship education and stress its importance at all levels from primary school to university and beyond.

What is entrepreneurship education?

Entrepreneurship education prepares people to be responsible and enterprising individuals. It helps people develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to achieve the goals they set out for themselves. Evidence also shows that people with entrepreneurial education are more employable. The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework proposes a shared definition of entrepreneurship as a competence. The framework develops 15 competences along an 8-level progression model and proposes a comprehensive list of 442 learning outcomes.

The CRADLE teaching methodology will be particularly well adapted to entrepreneurship education as it rests on task-based, student-centred, exploratory learning, embedding also CLIL principles. Pupils will therefore acquire entrepreneurial skills both in the process of learning, and as a result of their learning – and at the same time will acquire language skills and increase their understanding of languages as a tool for communication in subject-specific settings. Based on the EntreComp framework Cradle focuses on seven components: