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Step-up for entrepreneurial learning in SEECEL member states

Zagreb, Croatia 21 – 23 October 2013 - SEECEL´s Conference ‘’THINK TO ACT ENTREPRENEURIALLY’’ finished successfully as a step-up for further development of entrepreneurial learning in SEECEL member states.
The Conference was opened by the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Mr Gordan Maras. He expressed gratitude to the governments of SEECEL member states for their constant support and collaboration in the field of entrepreneurial learning and the importance of a Charter for Entrepreneurial Learning adopted in 2012 by all countries.
Mr Bo Caperman from the European Commission, DG Enlargement stated the full support behind SEECEL’s activities for the period 2013-2016 by underlining the links between the EU 2020 strategy and SEE 2020 strategy.
Mr Anthony Gribben from the European Training Foundation was impressed with the readiness and willingness of the countries policy makers to connect up in this evolving policy area. He sees the SEECEL 2nd phase as a strategic contribution to the education and training community to policy innovation, monitoring and improvement. He addressed to the teachers and trainers to emphasize their meaning as they are an essential part in shaping more effective policies of entrepreneurial learning.

Mr Nand Shani from the Regional Cooperation Council highlighted the importance of regional collaboration having in mind the objectives of the SEE 2020 strategy that will support regional efforts for boosting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of economies.
Ms Efka Heder, SEECEL Director expressed gratitude to SEECEL member states, European Commission, ETF, RCC and especially to the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia for supporting SEECEL activities and sharing joint enthusiasm for the second phase of the regional piloting. She continued by emphasizing that the SEECEL’s work in the period 2013-2016 will be focused on the entrepreneurship promotion in primary education with continued efforts for other levels of education as well. She also pointed that whole project wouldn’t be achievable if SEECEL didn’t had a support, excellent communication and cooperation from the side of all parties included.
During the Conference four working groups were established, namely: Learning Outcomes, Teacher Training Modalities, Students Club and Training Need Analysis. Each working group was led by SEECEL experts and was comprised of representatives from SEECEL pilot institutions.

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