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YEDAC Final Conference September 23rd 2015 in Brussels

After three years of work promoting and integrating entrepreneurial education into the subjects and the daily teaching in European schools, the findings and future perspectives of the YEDAC project were presented at a fully booked final conference in Brussels.

The YEDAC Final Conference took place September 23rd 2015 at the South Denmark House, Avenue Palmerston 3, 1000 Bruxelles (Belgium).

The full agenda of the conference:


11:30 – 12:00 Registration

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 12:40 Welcome by Helle Munkholm Davidsen, YEDAC Project Manager, University College Lillebaelt, Denmark Introduction to YEDAC: Building a school for the 21st century

12:40 – 13:05 Key note speech Professor Allan Gibb, Durham University, United Kingdom Entrepreneurship Education and creating better policies

13:05 – 13:20 Mrs. Christa Bauer, University of Teacher Education Styria (PHSt), Austria. YEDAC examples of how ideas can become reality

13:20 – 13:35 Mr. Aulis Pitkälä, the Director of the Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE), Ministry of Education and Culture World class school system but time for a new reform: The Finnish curriculum design in an entrepreneurial context

13:35 – 13:50 Mr. Simone Baldassarri, Policy Officer, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission: What is the European Commission’s strategy on Entrepreneurship Education and how will it be developed in the future?

13:50 – 14:05 Mr. Jeppe Kofod, ITRE Member of the European Parliament Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats Entrepreneurial competences and the future European policy

14:05 – 14:20 Mr. Allan Nordby Ottesen, EU-consultant, South Denmark European Office Presentation of YEDAC policy recommendations

14:20 – 15:00 Panel Debate What does it take to help schools promote entrepreneurship among students? Moderated by Dr. Jaap van Lakerveld, PLATform Opleiding, Onderwijs en Organisatie B.V. Leiden University (PLATO), NL

15:00 – 16:00 Reception - Celebration of YEDAC project and future!


The YEDAC final conference was an important milestone in the dissemination of the policy recommendations, working tools and experiences emerged from the YEDAC project. The fully booked conference was a great opportunity for evaluation of the project, discussions on the future and a tribute of the YEDAC partners.