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Quick overview for grants / scholarships / events. Easy access to compiled up to date possibilities for students, the unemployed and entrepreneurs to increase their knowledge, skills, network and/or raise funding. Focus on family business. A critical look at succession taxes and funding. Taking over has been getting more difficult, especially in the agricultural sector. Everyone’s an entrepreneur. Citizens are lifelong learners, have to make choices and are more mobile than before. With an increase in entrepreneurship, flex contracts, mobility, digital tools and possibilities they have the right and responsibility to strive for a custom made lifestyle. It’s essential to have a safety net and safe environment to make full use these freedoms. Other suggestions for digitalisation Free and secure wifi in every village / city Transform libraries into Hubs. Use the decreased space needed for books / CDs / games and add 3D printers, flex workspaces, meeting spaces, a coffee corner / lunchroom Invest in translating tools. All available information in the world in your own language. Makes translators abundant, frees up time in the school curriculum, focus on skills rather than on hands-on knowledge. Combining MOOCs and offline meet-ups. Digitally learnt knowledge and skills implemented with practical examples / tasks and help / cooperation from offline study mates and teachers. Level playing field, cutting school costs and enhancement of chances to succeed Awareness campaign Digital Citizenship. Focus on the social aspect; online safety, cyber bullying, access for the visually impairment / blind / illiterate. Framed guidelines for a general code of conduct with direct hotlines and fitting up to date legislation. Making the unwritten rules of the internet written. Raising awareness: Entrepreneurship should be a viable option for all. It breaks barriers between the private and public sector, surpasses borders, links education with the working field and doesn’t discriminate.

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Closing the gap: digital and entrepreneurial skills for all

Closing the gap: digital and entrepreneurial skills for all  

A collection of essays from participants at the 2015 EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions and the EDS Study Visit on digital a...

Closing the gap: digital and entrepreneurial skills for all  

A collection of essays from participants at the 2015 EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions and the EDS Study Visit on digital a...

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