Entrepreneurship Education in Europe: Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning Oslo, 26-27 October 2006
The European Commission and the Norwegian Government jointly hosted an international Conference on "Entrepreneurship Education in Europe - Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning", which took place in Oslo on 26 and 27 October 2006.
There were over 300 participants from all over Europe; policy makers and representatives from different public departments, organisations promoting programmes and activities, business associations, relevant stakeholders and representatives from schools and universities, experts and researchers in this field. They discussed policies and practices at all levels of education, from primary school up to university.
Through a number of workshops and presentations of Good Practice cases, the conference elaborated concrete initiatives on how to put the recommendations of the recent Commission Communication into practice.
The Final Proceedings from the Conference can be downloaded here. Copies can be also requested by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com
- Final report [1005 KB]
The main outcome of the Oslo Conference is the "Oslo Agenda for Entrepreneurship Education in Europe". The ideas advanced in Oslo by a broad representation of stakeholders result now in a detailed catalogue of initiatives. The Agenda is a menu of proposals, from which all responsible actors can pick actions at the appropriate level, and adapt them to the local situation.
Workshop interventions and presentations
- Key Note speech by Mr. Øystein Djupedal, Minister for Education and Research, Norway [604 KB] .
- Perspectives from different stakeholders involved in entrepreneurship education:
Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning
- Commission's Communication "Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets through Education and Learning" , Mr. Christian Weinberger, Head of Unit, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, European Commission. [23 KB]
- Learning from good practices, concrete examples of implementing the Commission's Communication recommendations:
- Adopting a comprehensive strategy for entrepreneurship education: Norwegian Strategy Plan for Entrepreneurship in Education, Ms. Inger Karin Røe Ødegård, Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education, Norway. [235 KB]
- Including entrepreneurship in national or regional curricula: Entrepreneurship in Secondary Education, Ms. Fiona Kindlon, Second Level Support Service, Ireland. [305 KB]
- Ensuring support to schools and teachers: Enterprise Education for 14-16 years-old students, Mr. Patrick Shipp, Enterprise and School-Business Links, UK. [40 KB]
- Making a systematic use of student companies and activities based on project work: Student company programme "Empresa Joven Europea", Mr. Iván Diego Rodríguez, Valnalón Ciudad Tecnológica, Asturias, Spain. [197 KB]
Presentation of conclusions and recommendations from each workshop: see below
An overview of available EU instruments to support entrepreneurship education projects:
- The new Lifelong Learning Programme, Ms. Maruja Gutierrez, European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture. [2 MB]
- Entrepreneurship education within the European Social Fund (ESF), Ms. Ana Maria Nogueira, European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. [74 KB]
- EU cohesion policy and entrepreneurship education, Mr. Henry Britton, European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy. [129 KB]
- Venue: BI Norwegian School of Management, Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo