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3E Conference

3E – ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference

The past decades have borne witness to a rapid increase in the offerings of entrepreneurship education across Europe. There is an explicit political agenda both at the national level and at the EU level to promote entrepreneurship education at all levels of the school system because policy makers expect that entrepreneurial skills to be the key to enhancing an innovative culture, which in turn will result in higher competitiveness and economic growth. However, in order to achieving these objectives it is important that educational systems and methods move from traditional to creative, interactive and student-centred educational models that will help change student mindset and prepare students for the challenges of the future.

Through an innovative and untraditional format, the 3E Conference (ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference) establishes a new paradigm for entrepreneurship conferences. It offers an exclusive and engaging opportunity for researchers, educators and politicians to debate and exchange their experiences of the major challenges and advances in enterprise education with a special and unique focus on Europe. Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings. There are no keynote speakers to tell us the way but we will pave it ourselves in a joint effort!

3E 2025 on 21-23 May 2025 in Munich, Germany

Conference theme:
Responsible, Systemic, Democratic: New trajectories in entrepreneurship education

Submission deadline: 1 December 2024

European Entrepreneurship Education Award presented at 3E

The European Entrepreneurship Education Award has been presented annually by Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Lund University since 2012. This Award recognizes an individual or an organization that has contributed to the improvement of entrepreneurship education in academia in Europe. The award is comprised of the honor and a diploma, as well as a sum of 100 000 SEK. The ECSB and the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship have decided that from 2022 onwards the Award Ceremony will take place in connection to ECSB’s entrepreneurship education conference, 3E conference. The 3E conference gathers annually about 100-120 entrepreneurship education researchers and teachers from all over Europe thus offering a good venue for presenting the European Entrepreneurship Education Award to the Winner. The Award Committee is organized by Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship.