Entrepreneurship, a rising value
If we look at the origin of the word “entrepreneurship” we can find out it comes from the French entrepreneur and means “pioneer”. It refers to the ability of a person to make an additional effort to achieve a goal or objective and it is also used in relation to the person who starts a new business or project.
In a broad sense, the project, therefore, is not only the action of creating a company, but a capacity connected to a set of attitudes that we must work on to improve as professionals and people. These include initiative, creativity, innovation, problem solving and leadership.
It is clear that in times of economic crisis such as the one we are going through, it is necessary to promote entrepreneurship as a way to boost the economy. In this sense, in recent years a multitude of programs, subsidies and grants have been created for this purpose. A prominent example for young people is the Youth Guarantee Plan, which contains several measures to facilitate the implementation of an activity on its own.
But the truth is that not all people develop the attitudes and skills needed to become an enterprising person. Thus, it is necessary to create a culture of entrepreneurship in the educational system itself, encouraging students to question their surroundings, seeking creative solutions to problems around them and exploring and analyzing their environment.
Society increasingly requires people with initiative, innovation and leadership, and the way to achieve this is through education.
Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Azuqueca de Henares