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SEECEL at 4th Annual Forum of the EUSDR

Ulm, 29 - 30 October 2015 - The 4th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), jointly organised by the European Commission, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Ulm took place on 29 and 30 October 2015 at the Trade Fair Ulm.

Under the title "Smart, social, sustainable - Innovation for the Danube Region", the forum has put a strong emphasis on topics such as innovation, professional training and dual education, entrepreneurship and civil society as key factors for a sustainable and integrative growth in the Danube Region.

SEECEL organised and hosted a panel discussion on 29 October 2015 entitled „Promotion of Human Capital as a Source of Prosperity“, under the PA 8 of the EUSDR.

The workshop presented how entrepreneurial learning could be promoted more strategically among the countries of the Danube region, enhance cooperation between Danube region countries and strengthen the exchange of good practice and/or flagship initiatives in the area of entrepreneurial learning of the Danube region.

Six speakers shared their knowledge and experiences as well as updates on entrepreneurial learning in their respected fields. Mr Simone Baldassarri from the European Commission (DG GROW) and Ms Margherita Bacigalupo also from the European Commission (DG Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) have presented what makes entrepreneurial learning so important at the European level and developments in regard to the European Framework for Entrepreneurship Competence. Ms Efka Heder from SEECEL talked about what does entrepreneurial learning consist of and what is entrepreneurship as a key competence. Ms Monika Mott from Kulturkontakt highlighted the importance of „practical“ aspect in the entrepreneurial learning paradigm.

Ms Vesna Puratić from Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEECEL Steering Committee Member shared experiences with entrepreneurial learning and why is entrepreneurial learning important in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mr Dragutin Šćekić from Primary School Veljko Drobnjaković in Montenegro presented experiences on the implementation of entrepreneurial learning in the school system as being part of SEECEL´s E'Ship Net.

Ms Dragica Karajić, PA 8 and EL WG coordinator from Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia had a role of a moderator.

The workshop gathered participants from private and public sector who also took part in the discussion and in „mini-survey“ which allowed them to select their top three priorities among the list or to add new topics. The results of the audience were immediately processed and presented during the panel discussion.  

The event provided many networking opportunities and interactive offers like workshops, panel discussions and an exhibition area.
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