Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee


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ENTRnet - Development of national networks of adult education providers in the field of entrepreneurship

CenSE researchers: Wouter Broekaert (until September 2021), Lennerd Kevelaerts (until September 2022), Katja Van Cutsem

Duration: December 2020 - December 2023

Funding: ERASMUS+ and EACEA (European Education and Culture Executive Agency)


  • Greece: Small Enterprises' Institute of Hellenic Confederation of Professionals Craftsmen & Merchants (IME GSEVEE), National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), Public Employment Service Greece (D.YP.A.)
  • Italy: LEARNINGDIGITAL (LD), National Agency for Microcredit (ENM)
  • Belgium: Odisee vzw, European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)
  • Romania: Universitatea Dunarea de Jos din GALATI (UDJG)



The specific objective of ENTRnet is to promote European cooperation between different adult education providers and relevant stakeholders on specific adult education topics, such as entrepreneurship. The project aims to mainstream entrepreneurship across Europe by creating a platform attractive to a wide range of actors and stakeholders.

In this way, ENTRENET aims to develop a new pathway that improves cooperation at national and European level and supports adult education providers in improving their capacity to offer high-quality adult education in entrepreneurship, and to teach entrepreneurial skills. The target group to be reached by these actions is all young adults, with an emphasis on disadvantaged and hard-to-integrate groups, inactive and unemployed young people.

Moreover, an activity plan will be implemented to contribute to the creation of a learning pathway based on the needs of individuals and organisations from different national contexts, with the aim of creating more learning or upskilling opportunities for the needs of the target group. Six e-learning modules are under construction and will come online in 2023: Intra-preneurship, Young Entrepreneurship, Green Entrepreneurship, Digital Entrepreneurship, Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Innovative Entrepreneurship.

Last but not least, ENTRNET aims to bring the area/level of adult education in entrepreneurship under the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp); the framework that, according to the EU Commission, provides a comprehensive description of entrepreneurial competences, defined as: 'The ability to act on opportunities and ideas, and turn them into value for others'. The value created can be financial, cultural or social.

More information can be found on the ENTRnet website: and on the e-learning platform:


Expected outputs

  • Sustainable networks between entrepreneurship education providers and a platform to promote these networks
  • 6 e-learning modules on entrepreneurship, available in 5 languages: English, Dutch, Romanian, Greek and Italian

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