Boosting Digital Entrepreneurship in European Union Higher Education


  • Ioana-Crina Pop-Cohuț University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Oradea, Romania
  • Anca-Otilia Dodescu University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Oradea, Romania



digital skills, digital entrepreneurship,, digital entrepreneurship education,, e-business program,, e-commerce program,, European Union


Digital entrepreneurship creates varied options and new development perspectives for entrepreneurs, connects entrepreneurship with technological development, creativity, innovation, the ac-cumulation of digital skills and more. Within it, e-business represents one of the fastest growing phenomena in the business world. Digital entrepreneurial education represents a new important challenge in education to prepare youth for technological changes, new requirements and digital skills necessary for choosing a career and finding a job. Nowadays, the development of technology-based entrepreneurship education programs is essential. To face new challenges, students must use digital tools to accumulate entrepreneurial skills. Starting from the priorities of The Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) of the European Commission, the article aims to investigate whether digital entrepreneurship education keeps pace with the pace of development of digital entrepreneurship. It presents the current state of the academic educational offer in the EU in the field of e-business and e-commerce and proposes a conceptual model of driving forces for boosting digital entrepreneurship education. This study can be of interest both for decision-makers in the field of education, researchers, teaching staff in the sense of proposing and developing new educational programs, as well as for youth who want to know the academic options for choosing a career in the context of the digital economy.