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Case Studies

Year Country Case Title Available Languages Teaching Notes
21 2011 Portugal Antonio Ezequiel German English Spanish Italian French Download Download
22 2011 France BTMediaplus English Spanish German Italian French
23 2011 Russia Dve Palochki German Spanish English Italian French Download Download
24 2011 Norway Throms Offshore English Spanish German Italian French Download Download
25 2011 Luxembourg AxoGila Italian German Spanish English French
26 2011 Czech Republic Zatisi Catering English Spanish German Italian French Download Download
27 2011 Belgium Chic Cafe English Spanish German Italian French
28 2011 Denmark Noir / Illuminati II Italian German Spanish English Download Download
29 2011 Estonia E-Waiter English Spanish German Italian French
30 2011 Lithuania E-Admin German Spanish English Italian French Download Download
31 2011 Netherlands Virobuster German Spanish English Italian French Download Download
32 2010 Germany VEND Consulting English
33 2009 Hungary Aranyponty (Golden Carp) Fish Pond English
34 2008 Finland Koli National Park English
35 2008 Spain Semillas Silvestres English
36 2008 United Kingdom Occombe Farm Enterprises English
37 2008 Sweden Nordic Shell English
38 2007 Finland French Art of Living English
39 2007 Ireland EcoServe English
40 2007 United Kingdom IViewCameras English
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The European Entrepreneurship Case Study Resource Centre (EECSRC) was established as part of a European Commission Call for Proposals entitled ‘Entrepreneurial Culture of Young People, and Entrepreneurship Education’ (ENT/CIP/09/E/N02S001). A number of reports produced by the European Commission had identified entrepreneurship education as a critical element for achieving economic growth and creating employment. The European Commission’s commitment to entrepreneurship education is reflected throughout this website, and it is the objective of this Resource Centre to support and encourage entrepreneurship education by:

  1. Facilitating a more practical-orientated approach to the teaching of entrepreneurship across European universities, that will:
    1. Support university entrepreneurship courses aiming to equip students with the requisite analytical skills for practical entrepreneurial action;
    2. Provide students with the opportunity to simulate entrepreneurial actions  and entrepreneurial decision making;
    3. Connect students with the real world of business and entrepreneurial activity by showing them ‘how to learn’ as opposed to telling students what ‘what to learn’.
  2. Contributing to the creation of a common European platform for university entrepreneurship education.
  3. Highlighting to third level students the relevance of entrepreneurship to contemporary European society and economy, and encouraging them to consider the role that entrepreneurial activity, and an entrepreneurial mindset, will play in their own contribution to European society and economy.

Entrepreneurship is, to a large extent, a ‘learning by doing’ subject, meaning that the practical aspects of learning from others, and what they have done before, is crucial. The use of European case studies is critically important in entrepreneurial education, as they enable students to identify with local role models and with local challenges. Cases studies are an important teaching tool in entrepreneurial education, as they provide a greater emphasis on experiential and action learning.

Using active learning methods, such as case studies, is often more complex than traditional teaching methods. As a result, this European Entrepreneurial Case Study Resource Centre was developed to encourage and foster this approach to teaching by providing entrepreneurial case studies and resources to third level education facilitators throughout Europe, and by promoting the European Student Enterprise Competition.

The content was developed as part of an EU Funded CIP program.