On November 5th, EntreCompEdu invited its advisory board to meet in Antwerp, Belgium. The day began with the EntreCompEdu team reviewing the skills framework and the continuous professional development that the project Advisory Board would be presented with in the afternoon. The Advisory Board members arrived to have lunch with the project partners, introduce themselves and begin their meeting. EntreCompEdu is proud to have an advisory board with so much expertise.
- “What a team – I was thoroughly impressed by the quality and knowledge in the Advisory Board” - Andy Penaluna - Research Director of the Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- “All the people were really inspired and devoted to the project...They even wanted to continue the meeting” - Jaana Seikkula-Leino, CEO, founder Not a Bad Idea Oy, Adjunct professor, University of Turku, Finland
- “It is a win-win situation first of all. So it was great for me to meet all of these colleagues that are working on the same topics from these different perspectives and from different angles” - Margherita Bacigalupo, EntreComp Lead Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
The EntreCompEdu Advisory Board members are:
Margherita Bacigalupo - Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Olena Bekh - European Training Foundation
Ania Bourgeois - Eurydice, European Commission
Colin Jones - Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jaana Seikkula-Leino - University of Turku, Finland
Fiorina Mugione - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Miki Nozawa - UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Andy Penaluna - University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wales
Marge Taks - University of Tartu, Estonia
William O’Keeffe - Directorate-General Employment, European Commission
During the Advisory Board meeting, the board reviewed the skills framework, giving insightful commentary and feedback.
- “What’s great about EntreComp is that it shows the whole gamut of the competencies where they are needed, prior to EntreComp the focus was on business skills and now the areas of visioning and creativity recognition these areas are more visible. EntreComp has surfaced the things that matter that people have overlooked.” - Andy Penaluna, Research Director of the Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship
- “I think that the EntreComp model is great. We have been playing around with the idea of competencies for a while now in our field. I think EntreComp falls in the middle of these streams…I think it should be acceptable to entrepreneurship globally. It has a global feel.” - Colin Jones, Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- “It is very challenging to try to change European teacher education...EntreComp has so many approaches already, so the focus going forward should be on how to clarify it and keep it simple.”- Jaana Seikkula-Leino, CEO, founder Not a Bad Idea Oy, Adjunct professor, University of Turku, Finland
- “I welcome the EntreCompEdu project. It is a great opportunity to put the trainers at centre. This does not mean that young people or those being trained are only the beneficiaries – they must be partners, as people we have to engage in developing skills and competences to drive processes of starting and growing business with high value creation and social impact. The project will benefit from building upon other efforts such as Youth Start and other initiatives being promoted to embed the sustainable development goals in entrepreneurship education.” - Fiorina Mugione - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- ‘I would expect this project to lead to a very inclusive framework, helping someone to teach someone else to take initiative to be more confident, to act on the opportunities they see, to create new opportunities, and to be the actor of change in the world we want to live in.’ - Margherita Bacigalupo, EntreComp Lead Researcher, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
We would like to thank our advisory committee for their constructive feedback and look forward to showing them our progress soon.