Cambridge hosts the 2012 European Entrepreneurship Colloquium

The University of Cambridge will host academic experts from across Europe and the world for the European Entrepreneurship Colloquium (EEC) 2012 programme, to be held from 8-14 July 2012 at Cambridge Judge Business School.

The European Entrepreneurship Colloquium (EEC) is an intensive, one-week residential programme specifically designed for European professors and educators who are seeking to integrate more effective, appropriate and interactive approaches, as well as practical skills in teaching entrepreneurship.

The EEC 2012 is managed by the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) and delivered in partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL). Academic contributors include Professor Christoph Loch, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School; Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

I am greatly looking forward to bringing our programme to Cambridge to inspire intellectual debate and research to advance entrepreneurial learning across Europe, as well as to encourage more ‘European Champions of Enterprise.’

Bert Twaalfhoven

“We are delighted to be hosting the prestigious European Entrepreneurship Colloquium this year at the University of Cambridge,” the Vice-Chancellor commented. “It represents a great opportunity to showcase the innovation happening here in Cambridge and how we foster enterprise. It will also be a chance to engage with colleagues from across Europe to further our contribution to Entrepreneurship Education.”

EEC 2012 is focusing the European dimensions of entrepreneurship, interactive entrepreneurial learning approaches and case methods; and exposure to ‘real world’ entrepreneurship practices. There will be a special emphasis on ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship across the University’ in several sessions of the programme, highlighting the ‘Spin-off Phenomenon’, and ‘Case Studies of New Europe Champions.’

“I am greatly looking forward to bringing our programme to Cambridge to inspire intellectual debate and research to advance entrepreneurial learning across Europe, as well as to encourage more ‘European Champions of Enterprise’,” stated Mr Bert Twaalfhoven, serial entrepreneur and founder of the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER).

EEC 2012 is now open for applications from professors and educators in relevant fields. The application deadline is 30 April 2012 but early application is advised to secure place(s). Applications should be submitted by completing the online form. Notification of admission will be made on a rolling basis with final decisions made by 31 May 2012. Admission decisions will be based on the applicant’s overall teaching experience as well as on the need for diversity and balance among the participants.

The fee for attendance is €1700 which includes tuition, course materials, accommodation and most meals during the programme. Travel expenses are not included. For organisational information, please email Gill Ellis, Project Manager at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL).

The European Entrepreneurship Colloquium is supported and co-funded by the European Commission from 2010 to 2012. The EEC is also supported and delivered in partnership with a number of organisations and institutions including EFER; IESE Business School, Spain; Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), University of Cambridge, UK; and Europe Unlimited, Belgium.

Photo credit: Walton Hall campus – Berrill lecture theatre by The Open University via Flickr

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