Local skills matter: A journey through entrepreneurial communities

Entrepreneurial communities are voluntary, forward-thinking, innovative, locally anchored, proactive partnerships that generate effective and sustainable employment by developing local human resources. The two-year journey of the ETF’s Entrepreneurial Communities Initiative has confirmed the dynamism of local actors in pulling resources together to create partnerships for skills. Ten partnerships are illustrated in this publication showcasing innovative approaches to learning, actions to make education and training more relevant for the world of work, and creative ways to establish and grow start-up businesses.