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EACEA National Policies Platform


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.10 Promotion of entrepreneurship culture

Last update: 12 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 25/11/2020 - 10:14

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  1. Special events and activities
  2. Networks and partnerships

Special events and activities

Each of the national initiatives and programmes referred to under ‘Development of Entrepreneurship Competence’ and ‘Start-up Funding for Young Entrepreneurs’ organises special events and activities to promote learning in entrepreneurship, and to celebrate young people’s achievements in this area.



Networks and partnerships


There is no formal strategy for entrepreneurship education in England, although a policy paper covering business enterprise was published under the Coalition Government (2010-2015), in which the Government recognised the need to engage with young people as part of the wider goal of  'encouraging people and giving them the skills to set up their own business'. As part of this, a number of initiatives (which can be seen as events, activities, networks and partnerships) received Government support. They include:

  • Inspiring the Future, which recruits young entrepreneurs to volunteer to go into schools to talk about running their own businesses and how they got there
  • supporting the development of ‘Tenner’, which gives schoolchildren £10 to fund a business idea and earn money.