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Life-Long Learning Strategy 2015 - 2019

13/11/2014

In the process of economic transition and EU accession, the development of entrepreneurship and business competencies is recognized as one of the main supporters of Montenegrin economy and society. This is the conclusion of the round table “The Development of Entrepreneurship Education – Life-Long Learning Strategy 2015 – 2019”, organized by the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro, Confederation of Trade Unions of Montenegro and the Employment Agency of Montenegro. 

The aim of the round table was to point at the significance of entrepreneurship education development. Within the European Framework of Key Competencies for Life-Long Learning, entrepreneurship is seen as the ability of individuals to realize ideas. It includes creativity, innovation, readiness to take up risks and planning and project management skills.

Greeting the audience, the Head of the Education Department at the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro, PhD Mladen Perazic, has stated that in the process of economic transition and EU accession, the development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship competencies is recognized as one of the key supporters of Montenegrin economy and society.

“We have to invest more efforts to promote entrepreneurship in Montenegro because our economic reality is such that small business and self-employment programs often will be seen as the only solution. In the developed countries the companies employ tens of thousands of people who perform highly specialized tasks and thus achieve the business vision of someone else. However, small Montenegrin economy needs independent entrepreneurs who have to receive strong institutional support – Mr Perazic has said.

He has said that we have a lot space for the improvement of this area. In line with this, we need to create the development function and enable new self-employment through boosting entrepreneurship.

Andjela Gajovic, Directorate for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, has spoken of key challenges and priorities in the realization of the strategy, and Mr Goran Bubanja, Deputy Manager of the Employment Agency, has presented the activities of the Agency related to the development of entrepreneurship.

The entrepreneurs and representatives of institutions have also participated in the discussion and pointed at the importance of entrepreneurship and life-long learning.