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The Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE)

The Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE) is an international research project aiming to analyse the impact of entrepreneurship education and understand what is needed to reach the European goal, which is that every young person should have a practical entrepreneurial experience before leaving compulsory education.


The consortium is testing what the scenario looks like at 50% penetration among students between 15 and 20 years old and carrying out 27-month field trial using mini-companies in twenty schools (academic as well as vocational) across the five countries. The field trials, based on qualitative and quantitative methods, are focusing on learning outcomes, drivers and hindrances, and effects of entrepreneurship education on the community by collecting information from students, teachers, headmasters, parents and volunteers (test groups and control groups). 

Through four innovation clusters, the consortium is analysing the existing national strategies and formulating with suggestions for how entrepreneurial learning can flow from primary to upper secondary in a ‘progression model’. The interim results of those innovation clusters are presented in three articles that have been recently released. Covering important topics related to teacher training, content and tools and assessment, they provide an overview of the ICEE approach to entrepreneurship education and its first outcomes:

For more information about the ICEE, visit its websites:

ICEE Website

ICEE Innovation Clusters


Category : entrepreneurship education Posted : 25 November 2016 14:18 UTC
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The Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE)

The Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE) is a 3 year project (February 1, 2014 - 31 January 2018) co-funded by the European Commission under Erasmus + programme. The ICEE project is lead by JA Europe in cooperation with four Ministries of Education (Estonia, Finland, Italy and Latvia) and Enterprise Flanders (representing the Ministry in Flanders, Belgium); three research institutes (Eastern Norway Research Institute, Fonden for Entreprenørskab - Young Enterprise Denmark, and Faculty of Economics in Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer University) and five national JA organizations.  


Really useful article - thanks. The evidence argument is clear, but we must also ask what types of evidence and what audience? Here is Wales we recently asked 'Donaldson' pioneer school teachers how they evaluated creativity and its progression for example... in readiness for our 2021 implementation of new national schooling. I don't think the teachers had ever confronted the problem to be fair to them, but once engaged, the discussions flowed.

When we subsequently showed them EntreComp they were animated with excitement.

Simply put, despite the best policy maker arguments, we are back to working with teachers who care about their students, and what things mean on the ground to them has to be an integral part.

Thanks again for the insights,

Andy Penaluna
Andy Penaluna 2016-11-25 16:07 Reply

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