Economic core knowledge is one of the most significant key competences to meet the challenges of globalization and encourage entrepreneurship in local economies. The initiative “Business Competence for Europe” was started in order to spread core business management knowledge among those who have not studied business administration. It developed the internationally recognized certificate European Business Competence* License.
EBC*L was established back in 2003, first in Austria and Germany. In the first years, EBC*L started its successful operation in Hungary, Poland and Switzerland. The years 2005/06 saw 9 newcomers from Europe (Bulgaria, Italy, Kosovo, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, UK, Croatia, Serbia). In 2007, EBC*L not only successfully entered other European countries but for first time in its history also expanded to other continents and trainings were delivered in 13 new countries such as Ukraine, Macedonia, Albania, Malta, Kenya, Andorra, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Nigeria and the Netherlands. In the last few years, EBC*L International continued its effective expansion policy and made partnerships in the Arab world.