Creativity, entrepreneurship skills, adaptability and innovation capacity, problem solving skills, skills related to effective teamwork and sharing information and knowledge, may all be key competitive advantages for Europeans, starting from young children growing up in multicultural environments. To make the best of this potential, it is essential that schools and educational institutions, as well as non-formal ways of learning, empower Europe’s young innovators with the skills they need from early on in life. Empowering the young through skills for innovation and entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship, is particularly important to building more inclusive societies giving opportunities to all, to facing youth unemployment, and to opening up opportunities for new markets and new jobs. The challenge to be addressed by this topic is to improve learning in innovation -related skills for young people (7-15 years old) through the design and piloting of new innovative ways, including technologies, processes and relations.
Nature of documentation: Policy/Strategy papers