Forfás sets out vision for the entrepreneurial environment in Ireland

29 10 2007

Forfás has published Towards Developing an Entrepreneurship Policy for Ireland, a report which sets out a profile of Ireland’s entrepreneurial culture and a blueprint to drive increased entrepreneurial activity in Ireland.  This report provides the background information to the national entrepreneurship policy statement and sets out a blueprint to drive entrepreneurship.  It outlines a vision for an entrepreneurial society is established and measures to further improve the environment for entrepreneurship are outlined.

The report contains recommendations on reinforcing entrepreneurship in the education system, stressing that the contribution of education goes much further than reinforcing a positive culture. It can also provide training to students on how to start a business and facilitate the development of important personal attributes and horizontal skills like creativity, initiative, self-confidence among others that are associated with entrepreneurs.  Section 4.5.2 summarises some findings from the Irish Network of Teachers and Researchers of Entrepreneurship (INTRE) on specific initiatives in enterprise education.

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