3.10 Promotion of entrepreneurship culture
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Youth business fairs
Junior Achievement Sweden (Ung Företagsamhet) is a non-profit organsiation providing educational programmes in entrepreneurship for compulsory and upper secondary schools. The aim is to ensure the progression of entrepreneurship education within the Swedish school system. As a part of that, Junior Achievement Sweden provides regional Innovation Camps in collaboration with municipalities, businesses and schools. An Innovation Camp is a team competition that works for all ages. The aim is enable a young enterprise, together with the cooperation partner, comes up with an innovative and viable solution to a real problem.
The Swedish corporate competition
Junior Achievement Sweden also arranges an annual Swedish corporate competition for young entrepreneurs. The government has payed regard to the competition. In 2016, the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the competition and held a speech where he stressed that young entrepreneurs' creativity, courage and business ideas are necessary for Sweden's future employment rate and growth.
Non-formal and informal learning of entrepreneurial skills
Two examples on non-formal and informal learning of entrepreneurial skills are provided in chapter 3.8 Development of entrepreneurship competence.
Public relations campaign for introducing entrepreneurship to young people
There is no current public relations campaign for introducing entrepreneurship to young people. Usually, information about entrepreneurship is disseminated through Junior Achievement Sweden or through teachers in schools.
Networks and structures at regional and national levels involved in promoting entrepreneurship culture are offered by Junior Achievement Sweden.
Initiatives bringing together public, private and civil society
Start a new business information
Almi, together with the Swedish Public Employment Service and Nyföretagarcentrum (Center for start-up companies) support less experienced young entrepreneurs in developing a business, by giving information and advice, and by offering mentors.