Entrepreneurial Competencies (EntreComp) skills are indispensable assets for driving innovation, fostering resilience, and ensuring sustainable growth. EntreComp encompasses a diverse set of skills, including creativity, initiative, risk-taking, and teamwork, which are crucial for navigating the complexities of modern destination management. By embracing Entrepreneurial Competencies, destination managers can unlock new opportunities, spearhead transformative projects, and cultivate a culture of innovation within their communities. These skills empower professionals to identify emerging trends, adapt to changing market dynamics, and harness digital technologies to enhance visitor experiences. Ultimately, EntreComp skills are instrumental in shaping smart destinations that are agile, forward-thinking, and capable of thriving in an ever-evolving tourism landscape.


Explore and experiment with innovative approaches and combine knowledge and resources to achieve valuable effects.


Learn how to make the most out of ideas and opportunities by judging what value is in social, cultural and economic terms as well as recognising the potential of an idea in generating value.

Ethical and Sustainable thinking (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.5)

Improve how to be able to reflect on how sustainable long-term social, cultural and economic goals are, and the course of action chosen

Self-awareness and self-efficacy (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.6)

Improve the skills on how to reflect on one’s needs and aspirations as well as identifying and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of one’s self and of one’s team. Believing in one’s ability to influence the course of events is an important aspect of that competence

 Motivation and perseverance (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.7)

Improve the skills on how to be determined to turn ideas into actions, resilient under pressure and adversity and remain focused and patient to achieve a goal

Mobilizing resources (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.8)

Managing the competencies needed at any stage, including technical, legal, tax and digital to mobilize resources

 Financial and economic literacy (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE

N.9)Improve the ability to estimate the cost of turning an idea into a value-creating activity, put in place and evaluate financial decisions over time as well and manage long-term financials

Mobilizing resources

Managing the competencies needed at any stage, including technical, legal, tax and digital to mobilize resources

Taking the initiative (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.11)

Develop a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship as the ability to turn ideas into action through creativity, innovation, and risk-taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects

Planning and management (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.12)

Recognize planning as one of the functions of management that involves setting objectives and determining a course of action for achieving those objectives. Planning requires that managers be aware of environmental conditions facing their organization and forecast future conditions

Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity and risk (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.13)

Improve the capacity of testing ideas and prototypes from the early stage as one way to reduce risks

Working with others (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.14)

Improve how networking skills is one of the most important aspects towards achieving this outcome

Learning through experience (ENTRECOMP COMPETENCE N.15)

Improve on how to make sure to learn with others, including peers and coaches and reflect on both success and failure (either with self-reflection or peer-reflection methods)