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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Conference on the European Charter for Small Enterprises

Luxemburg, 15-16 June 2005

Conference organised by the Luxemburg Presidency and the Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General of the European Commission

Conference Summary

The "Conference Summary Report" is now available.

Programme

Programme in EN/FR/DE brochure (including practical information)

Speakers' Presentations

Wednesday 15 June

Learning from good practices

Workshop 1 - Education for entrepreneurship, especially secondary education

Strategy for economic literacy and entrepreneurship education
Mr Savicius Eugenijus, Director, Junior Achievement, Lithuania

Creating a global framework
Ms Kristina Kaihari-Salminen, Senior Adviser, Finnish National Board of Education, Finland

Entrepreneurship in national curriculum
Ms Izydora Kos-Górczynska, National Ministry of Education and Sport, Poland

Enterprise experience for 14-16 year-old students in England
Ms Hazel Johnson, Deputy Head Teacher, Kirkley High School, United Kingdom

Boule and Bill create an enterprise
Mr Francis Jeitz, Head of service, Ministry of National Education, Luxemburg

Student companies in Baden-Württemberg
Prof. Peter Schäfer,Head of Unit "Starting up and transfer of Business", Ministry of Economics, Germany

Entrepreneurship education in technical schools and universities
Mr Murat Baser, Kosgeb Foreign Relations Department, Turkey

Workshop 2 - Better regulation, especially impact assessment

Workshop 3 - Bankruptcy Law

Workshop 4 - Skills shortages, especially measures to overcome lack of skilled technicians and engineers

Workshop 5 - Other Charter areas

Thursday 16 June

Effective use of the Charter

Activities of the European Investment Fund in favour of SMEs

Euro-Mediterranean Charter for Enterprise

The Charter Scoreboard of the Academy Avignon

Panel discussion: Contribution of the Charter to the Lisbon objectives

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