European Entrepreneurship Education Summit

Organised under the umbrella of the EE-HUB, the 1st European Entrepreneurship Education Summit gathered academics and experts in entrepreneurship education, policy-makers and government officials, educators, business and NGOs representatives. 

The 2-days event combined plenary sessions and practical workshops. It was also the occasion to disseminate the EE-HUB policy recommendations and to launch the new phase of the EE-HUB, gearing towards the establishment of the European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning in 2018.

The Summit took place in parallel with the 28th Company of the Year Competition organised by JA Europe where the best young entrepreneurs from across Europe were celebrated. 37 national winning mini-companies, comprised of more than 200 JA Alumni aged 15 to 18 years old presented their work and competed in this European final. Participants of the Summit had the opportunity to interact with students and see entrepreneurship education in action. 


  • The event brought together 700 people from more than 40 countries with participants of all ages from 15 and up. 
    • Special visit of His Majesty the King of the Belgians, Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
    • Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Belgian Minister Willy Borsus
    • 5 MEPs, 18 ministry representatives from 12 European countries, 10 Countries Ambassadors and 20 EU officials
    • 37 EE-HUB Experts and Partners
    • 230 Teachers, educators and practitioners
    • 100 Business representatives
    • 196 Students and 23 Alumni
    • More than 60 Guests & VIPs
  • A total of 14 sessions (four plenaries, six focus sessions, three internal meetings and the stands exhibition) offered the participants an array of opportunities to learn new trends in entrepreneurship education, share lessons learned and discuss next steps
  • Presentation of the preliminary results of the Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education (ICEE) field research on the impact of entrepreneurship education
  • Launch of the European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning in Brussels was launched with the support of the European Commission Vice-President, Jyrki Katainen, several MEP Ambassadors, ministry representatives from 11 countries across Europe and the EE-HUB partners.
  • More than 1000 tweets during the event (+1.4M reach) and 15 mentions 


  • A detailed report with the outcomes of the Summit is available here.

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