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So What? Reflecting on the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education


16 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017


Museum of Occupations
Toompea 8
10142  Tallinn


Innovation & Enterprise

Event Location


Event Description

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

This event is part of JA Europe “Switch On Europe” campaign aiming to raise awareness about the lack of entrepreneurship education in our European education systems and will focus on three areas:

  • Research:  Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE)
  • Schools: The Entrepreneurial School Awards 2016 (TES Awards)
  • Policy: The European Entrepreneurship Education Network Roundtable (EE-HUB)

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

For the third edition, The Entrepreneurial Schools Award (TES Awards), will be presented to 15 schools across Europe during an evening celebration on the first day of the event. The schools will be awarded for their entrepreneurial vision and outstanding implementation of entrepreneurship education programmes.

On the second day, the European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-HUB) will host a high-level roundtable gathering Ministries representatives from 10 European countries in a closed session. The participants will continue the discussions held in previous round tables and at the European Entrepreneurship Education Summit that took place in July. What priorities to purse in order to increase the level of entrepreneurship education activities and how the EE-HUB can support national governments addressing their needs will be the main focus of the discussions.



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)



  • 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



12:00 – 14:00 Registration, networking reception, museum tour

14:00 – 15:20 Spotlight on the ICEE Research main findings

15:40 – 17:00 Panel discussion on the impact of Entrepreneurship Education

20:00 – 22:30 The Entrepreneurial School Awards & Dinner



Philippe Giot


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