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Entrepreneurial learning in the EU's Eastern Partnership Region

Belfast, 5 – 7 April 2016 - South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) participated in a „Second International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning in the EU's Eastern Partnership region: European entrepreneurship competence framework – implications for curriculum and teacher training“ in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The event was organised jointly by European Commission and the European Training Foundation (ETF).

The main objective of the conference was to elaborate regional and national approaches to the systemic introduction of entrepreneurship key competence into education policies and the learning process, with a special focus on the EU Entrepreneurship Competence Framework and the role of teachers, curricula and creation of supporting environment.

SEECEL was invited to introduce their projects and plans because it has become one of the best practices of the structured regional cooperation in the area of human capital development through lifelong entrepreneurial learning, as well as centre of expertise and the successful example of development in line with Entrepreneurship Action Plan 2020.

Northern Ireland was selected as European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) of 2015. The award is given to Europe's most outstanding regional strategies that foster entrepreneurship and promote innovation among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and gives a perfect example of decentralised growth strategy. They emphasize involvement of a broad range of sectors and political actors – despite competing interests – is a key factor in supporting business and innovation locally, helping to share experiences, knowledge and challenges across Europe in a common quest to promote growth and prosperity.

Director Ms Efka Heder represented the South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL).
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