So What? Reflecting on the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education

October 20, 2017

In the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, JA Europe, in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and JA Estonia, is organising a special event to reflect on the impact of entrepreneurship education and celebrate its achievements.

Participants will be involved in practical sessions, have the chance to network, share good practices and contribute to the debate about how to move entrepreneurship education forward in Europe. The event will be opened by a training for teachers on financial literacy and entrepreneurship, organised by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and JA Estonia in cooperation with the Global Economic Education Alliance.

There are three main topics at the conference: the results of the Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE) research in five countries and how to use them, discussion of the European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-Hub), a strategy for entrepreneurship education in Europe, and awarding the most entrepreneurial schools in Europe.

The event will include representatives from 20 schools in 5 countries, national ministries, research institutions, European Commission representatives and Entrepreneurial School Award winners


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Spotlight on the ICEE research – Main findings

Location: Museum of Occupations

ICEEThe ICEE is a multi-country research project and large field trial on the impact of entrepreneurship education programmes, such as mini-companies in schools. The results of the research will be presented during the event where policy makers, ICEE partners and representatives of the schools involved in the field trials are invited to discuss how we can ensure that every young person has a practical entrepreneurial experience before leaving compulsory education.


20:00 -22:30

Schools: The Entrepreneurial School Awards 2017 (TES Awards)

Location: Restaurant Wabadus

TES AwardsThe Entrepreneurial School Awards (TES Awards) is an annual recognition of outstanding primary and secondary schools championing entrepreneurship education. The award was introduced in 2015 when 11 schools from 11 countries joined the ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium). The 2nd edition took place in Riga (Latvia) during JA Europe’s event ‘Celebrating Entrepreneurship Education’ where 17 schools across Europe presented their achievements and received the award. This year the event will be held in Tallinn (Estonia), with even more nominees.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Policy: The European Entrepreneurship Education Network Roundtable (EE-HUB)

Location: Hotel Centennial

EE-HUB.euThe European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-HUB) is a focal point for entrepreneurship education in Europe, bringing together experts at the regional, national and European level. Through multiple channels, these stakeholders are working collectively to increase the level of entrepreneurial activities across Europe by sharing policy recommendations and recommending good practices from the field. The network is an advisory body to politicians and EU institutions and now acts as a permanent European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.





Mailis Reps, Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia
Rodrigo Ballester, Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, European Commission
Vegard Johansen, Research Professor at Eastern Norwegian Research Institute
Caroline Jenner, CEO at JA Europe
Epp Vodja, CEO at JA Estonia
Diana Zintšenko, Sales Manager, SEB Bank
Slavica Singer, UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strossmayer University
Ellen Cardon, Deputy director (pre)start, Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Cristina Matteoni, Teacher, ITCG Enrico Fermi, Italy
Benedikte Petrutis & Grete Elmi, former student company, Tallinn School No 21


Museum of Occupations, Toompea 8, 10142 Tallinn, Estonia (ICEE Research-Nov 16)

Restaurant Wabadus, Vabaduse väljak 10, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia (The Entrepreneurial Schools Awards -Nov 16)

Centennial Hotel Tallinn, Endla Str 15, Tallinn 10122, Estonia (EE-Hub Round Table – Nov 17)

The event is organised by JA Europe in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Education and JA Estonia

The ICEE is a 3 year project co-funded by the European Commission under Erasmus + programme.

The EE-HUB is a 3 year project co-funded by the European Commission under the COSME programme.

This event is part of the “Switch on Europe” campaign  targeting  policy-makers   to  raise  awareness  about  the  lack of entrepreneurship   education   in   our   European   education systems.