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The European Commission has announced a set of recommendations aimed to enhance the role of education in creating a more business-like culture in European societies, and to encourage young Europeans to become the entrepreneurs of tommorrow. Günter Verheugen, Commissioner of Enterprise and Industry, and Jan Figel, responsible for Education, presented the initiative.
While the Commissioners stressed that at every stage curricula should explicitly include entrepreneurship as an objective of education, there was an important focus on the role of higher education in preparing students with the necessary skills and the entrepreneurial mentality. Outlining three main points, it was concluded that: