Schools in Europe have a vital role to play in teaching children the entrepreneurial skills that will be needed to help the region recover from the current financial crisis, a report states.
The report from the European education information network Eurydice says: "Europe faces a number of challenges that can only be met if it has innovative, well-educated and entrepreneurial citizens."
It states that, because attitudes are shaped at an early age, schools have an important role in helping young people to become entrepreneurs - able either to launch their own ventures or to become innovators in larger organisations once they start work.
This entrepreneurial teaching is usually part of a cross-curricular approach, often combined with economics, business studies or careers education.
6 out of 31 countries have specific strategies for entrepreneurship education:
Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway (marked in red)
In how many countries is entrepreneurship taught as part of ...
1 a separate compulsory subject
7 a separate optional subject
5 compulsory economicsbusiness studies
13 optional economicsbusiness studies
11 compulsory social sciences
0 optional mathsscienceICT
4 compulsory mathsscienceICT
1 another optional subject.