One of the main activities in this first year of the Erasmus+ EASIP COMP project was working on student self-assessment of 15 EntreComp entrepreneurial competences. We provided a questionnaire with 30 questions about the 15 entrepreneurial competences according to Entrecomp framework (two questions for each competence).
The questionnaire was distributed among university students in four countries: Norway, Finland, Italy and Slovenia. We have received 355 completed questionnaires. We processed the data by making an analysis of distribution of answers in all four countries and a correlation analysis. In general students feel their competences are well developed.
Students have assessed the following competences as well developed.
Motivation and perseverance
- Stay focused and don’t give up.
- Are determined to turn ideas into action.
- Are prepared to be patient and keep trying to achieve individual or group aims.
- Are resilient under pressure, adversity or temporary failure.
Working with others
- Work together and cooperate with others to develop ideas and turn them into action.
- Are able to involve others in communication and decision making process.
- Solve potential conflicts and deal with disagreements or different points of view.
- Face up to competition when necessary.
Learning through experience
- Use initiatives and situations as learning opportunities.
- Learn with others, including peers and mentors.
- Reflect and learn from both success and failure (their own and other people’s).
Students have assessed the following competences as less developed.
Planning and management
- Set long-, medium-, and short-term goals.
- Define priorities and is able to create and implement action plans.
- Adapt to unforeseen changes, needs and challenges.
Coping with uncertainty ambiguity and risk
- Make decisions when the result of that decision is uncertain, when the information available is partial or ambiguous, or when there is a risk of unintended outcomes.
- Within the value-creating process are able to include structured ways of testing ideas and prototypes from the early stages, to reduce risks of failing.
- Handle risks, challenges promptly and with flexibility.