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EACEA National Policies Platform


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 25/11/2020 - 10:45

Responsibility for employment policies is devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive, meaning that it has been transferred from the UK Government at Westminster. Northern Ireland tends to adopt the policy set by the UK Government, in order to provide greater consistency across the UK.

The role of entrepreneurship education is emphasised in the all-age Innovation Strategy 2014-2025 and provision for it is made at all levels. The strategy aims to encourage young people to be entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurship education a basic requirement.