Print

The 8th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning - ICEL


Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Business Success Through the Interaction of an Economic, Social, Ecological and Cultural System

 

The 8th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning was held on November 16, 2018 in Hotel Antunović in Zagreb, under the auspices of the office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

The Conference was organized by University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski from Zagreb and Vinkoprom Ltd. from Vinkovci. The main theme of the Conference was Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Business Success Through the Interaction of an Economic, Social, Ecological and Cultural System.

The participants exchanged experiences and knowledge on sustainable entrepreneurship and discussed entrepreneurial activities and competences, lifelong learning of entrepreneurs and innovative ideas as an inevitable aspect of entrepreneurship. The aforementioned sustainable entrepreneurship was highlighted as a factor of competitiveness and an important factor in economic development. The dean of University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski and college professor Ivica Katavić, PhD, addressed the challenges of sustainable entrepreneurship and pointed out: "The key challenge for sustainable entrepreneurship is to balance the consumption of limited resources on this planet and to meet the needs of the corporate world and society as a whole. When we add the research that warns us that 50% of jobs will be taken over by robots and artificial intelligence, it is necessary to change the paradigm that traditional entrepreneurship education can lower the number of disappointed, young, unemployed people. It's a call to action to stop doing the same things and expect different results."

The main speakers of the conference were Alcino Pascoal, Madan Parque management consultant, on the topic of "Entrepreneurship Education: New Trends and Insight into Portuguese Case Study" and Ivan Bračić, the founder of PIP Ltd., the president of Union of Croatia Innovators and the president of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises' Association of the CEA on the topic of " Sustainable Manufacturing Entrepreneurship".

The panel was attended by scientists, professors from various colleges, experts, entrepreneurial practitioners and students from Croatia and Europe. The topics were: (1) Entrepreneurship from the Aspect of Education: Development of Entrepreneurial Competences, (2) Entrepreneurship and Economy, and (3) Enterprise Management with an Emphasis on Specific Forms of Entrepreneurship.

The Conference was supported by the Ministry of Science and Education, the Ministry of Croatian Veterans, State Intellectual Property Office, Croatian Chamber of Economy, City Office for Economy, Energy and Environmental Protection, Zagreb Tourist Board and Croatian Employment Service. The 8th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning was sponsored by Croatian Chamber of Economy and Tim Kabel Ltd. Media sponsors were Suvremena trgovina, Poduzetnik, Ja TRGOVAC, BIZdirekt, Energetico, Startup Stratego, Stratego, Investor, Mreža TV, Osječka TV, Vinkovačka TV and Lider.

Book of abstracts of the 8th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning can be downloaded here.


___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

The 7th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning - ICEL


Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Digital Competencies and Entrepreneurial Skills

 

The 7th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning – ICEL was held on Thursday, 26th October, 2017, in Zagreb and organized by University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski. Numerous experts, scientists and practitioners exchanged their experiences and knowledge on innovation and entrepreneurship and discussed the importance of digital competences in the educational process of future entrepreneurs. All participants emphasized the importance of adapting the educational system to new market needs and digital transformation, and the dean of University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski, professor Ivica Katavić, encouraged the thoughts by stating during the opening ceremony: “Considering that we educate students for occupations that do not exist at all, those students will use technologies that have not yet been invented and solve problems that do not yet exist, the question arises: what competencies does a professor or a teacher need to have in order to provide quality education future generations of entrepreneurs?”

After the inspirational lectures of the main speakers of the conference, Prof. Davor Pavuna, PhD and Prof. Velimir Srića, PhD, three interesting panels were held where numerous authors presented the conclusions and topics of their scientific papers. The topic of the first panel was “Innovations and Digital Competencies in Entrepreneurship”, the second panel was on “Marketing, Entrepreneurial and Managerial Knowledge of Entrepreneurs”, and the final part on the topic of “Specific Forms of Contemporary Entrepreneurship”, which discussed opportunities and challenges of senior entrepreneurs and minorities and presented numerous opportunities for social entrepreneurship.

The 7th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning – ICEL was held under the auspices of the office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, and supported by the Croatian Parliament, the Ministry of Science and Education, the Ministry of Croatian Veterans, State Intellectual Property Office, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatian Chamber of Economy, the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County. The 7th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning was sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Tim Kabel Ltd. and PIP Ltd. Media sponsors were Suvremena trgovina, Poslovni turizam and Radio Martin.

 

6th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning - ICEL


Challenges and perspectives in education for entrepreneurship

 

Hotel Antunović Zrinski Panel

 

The 6th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning was held on 27 October 2016 in the hotel Antunović, under the high sponsorship of the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The organizers of the 6th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning were the University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Šubić Zrinski and the Polytechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec. The main theme of the conference was “Challenges and Perspectives in Entrepreneurial Education”, with an aim to give the students, scientists and practitioners a chance to identify and exchange practical and scientifically proven solutions which support entrepreneurship by mutual interaction and networking. The partner country of the 6th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning – ICEL was the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The 6th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning - ICEL was opened by dr.sc. Ivica Katavić, professor and dean of the University College Nikola Šubić Zrinski, who in his ceremonial speech concluded:

„...challenges in entrepreneurial education still remain challenges because as John Maynard Keynes once said: “The greatest challenge in the world is not for people to accept new ideas, but to help them forget the old ones.” Hence, I urge you to continue to build entrepreneurial culture which will enable the development of the learning system which supplements the traditional approach and develops the students’ entrepreneurial attitude, skills and competences which are characteristic for entrepreneurs.“

In her speech, the dean of the Polytechnic of Međimurje, dr. sc. Nevenka Breslauer, emphasised that the ICEL6 conference is making a shift because: „…it provides an overview of the condition in the economy, deliberates innovations and analyses how to stimulate the young people to venture upon entrepreneurship.“

The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy, Mr. Ante Babić, inspired by the University College N.Š. Zrinski dean’s speech, emphasised that the Ministry is a sponsor because it appreciates the steps taken in entrepreneurship, especially by young people in Croatia, as a country with one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the EU. He mentioned Germany’s successful experience as an example of good dual education practice, which is one of the goals of the ICEL, to find solutions which support sustainable entrepreneurship by connecting theory and practice. He urged and expressed the will for future cooperation in the development of social entrepreneurship.

The main speakers at the conference were the esteemed prof. dr. Velimir Srića with the theme “Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning” and Mr. Vladimir Grebenar, univ. spec. oec., the CEO of Vinkoprom, with the theme “Organizational Learning as a Strategic Initiative within the Balanced Scorecard Model - Vinkoprom d.o.o. case study”. Through the themes of innovation and organizational learning stimulation, the speakers directed the discussions in three conducted panels in the best possible way.

The themes of the panels, in which many scientists, professors from various universities/colleges, experts, practitioner entrepreneurs and students from Croatia and Europe participated, were:

1. Innovations and entrepreneurship

2. Entrepreneurial lifelong education

3. Development of entrepreneurship from an early age

The conference conclusions can be downloaded in pdf format: Conference conclusions

 


 

5th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning - ICEL

"Learning for Entrepreneurship: Impact of Entrepreneurial Knowledge on Business, Management and Economy"

 

Organizer: University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski

 

Date: October 20th, 2015
Venue: Hotel Antunović
Location: ZagrebHR

 

English and Croatian are the official languages of the Conference.

 

grb_eng ICEL5 Conference is held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatian, M.Sc. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović.

Keynote speakers at the conference will be Professor Slavko Kulić, Ph.D., Croatian philosopher, political scientist, economist and sociologist, with the theme "The philosophy of entrepreneurship in terms of social and market uncertainty" andProfessor Åsa Hagberg-Andersson, Ph.D., with Novia University of Applied Sciences from Vaasa, Finland, with the theme "New times, new challenges, new methods".

 

The main theme of the 5th International Conference of Entrepreneurial Learning (ICEL5) is: "Impact of Entrepreneurial Knowledge on Business, Management and Economy". Entrepreneurial knowledge generally leads to economic growth and job creation. However, there are a considerable gap about how entrepreneurial knowledge could be used/applied to contribute to business, management and economic development. The real question is how to link entrepreneurial knowledge with business, management and economy?

 

Agreement on cooperation was signed for organization of ICEL5

 

On 22 July 2015, an agreement was signed on cooperation at 5th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning - ICEL5 between Mr. Mirko Smoljić, Ph.D., dean of Polytechnic Vladimir Ružička in Vukovar and Mr. Ivica Katavić,Ph.D. dean of University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski.

 

ICEL5 Conference

aims to provide theoretical and empirical evidence that relates entrepreneurial knowledge with business, management and economy. The Conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of education for entrepreneurship, business, management and economy, as well as entrepreneurs, decision makers at all levels, educators, teachers and professors. Empirical research that uses multiple methods and/or multiple levels of analysis are particularly welcome.

Conference Programme Features

  • Welcome and keynote speeches
  • Keynote speakers at the conference will be Professor Slavko Kulić, Ph.D., Croatian philosopher, political scientist, economist and sociologist, with the theme „The philosophy of entrepreneurship in terms of social and market uncertainty“ and Professor ÅsaHagberg-Andersson, Ph.D., with Novia University of Applied Sciences from Vaasa, Finland, with the theme „New times, new challenges, new methods“
  • Four Panel Discussions
  • Two coffee breaks and poster sessions
  • Late lunch

Schedule of presentations within panels

12:00 – 13:00           Panel 1: „Philosophy of Entrepreneurship“

Moderator: Zdravko Tkalec

  1. Slavko Kulić: PHILOSOPHY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND MARKET UNCERTAINTY
  2. Vitomir Tafra: PEDAGOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  3. Borna Bebek: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  4. Drago Pupavac: EXTROVERTED PERSONALITY AS A ADVANTAGE IN ENTREPRENUERSHIP
  5. Dragan Kopecki, Ivica Katavić, Gabrijela Budimir Šoško: HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN FAMILY BUSINESSES ECONOMY OF COMMUNION

 

13:30 – 14:30           Panel 2: „Dual Education“

Moderator: Vitomir Begović

  1. Ms. Daška Domljan (Foundation "Znanje na djelu")
  2. Mr. Alan Žunić (Billa Croatia)
  3. Ms. Daniela Buntak (German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
  4. Mr. Ivica Katavić (University College Nikola Subic Zrinski)
  5. Ms. Mirela Lekić (Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts)

 

15:30 – 16:30           Panel 3: „Education of Entrepreneurship“

Moderator: Vitomir Tafra

  1. Mirko Smoljić, Branka Stipanović, Hrvoje Smoljić: EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN CROATIA
  2. Zdravko Tkalec, Mario Šimunković, Ivana Rukavina: EVALUATION / ASSESSMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETENCE
  3. Marina Gregorić, Željko Knok, Zdravko Tkalec: ASSESMENT OF SUCCESFUL PROGRESS OF STUDENTS IN HIGH EDUCATION FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY APPLYING MODULAR INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
  4. Darija Ivanković, Mirjana Nedović, Dolores Đapić: STUDENT BUSINESS INCUBATOR: AN INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF NEW VENTURES
  5. Narcisa Manojlović: DIFFERENCES IN THE REALISATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL LEARNING IN CROATIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
  6. Ivan Novak, Bosiljka Šaravanja: IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR IMPROVEMENTS OF ENTREPRNEURS BUSINESS

 

15:30 – 16:30           Panel 4: „Entrepreneurship“

Moderator: Mirjana Nedović

  1. Siniša Zarić, Rajko Bujković: ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES AND THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL AND SOCIAL NETWORKS: IS IT RECOGNIZED IN THE EDUCATION PROCESS?
  2. Stana Odak Krasić, Ivanka Šaravanja: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA AS A METHOD OF FINANCING NOT-PROFIT ASSOCIATIONS – HOW WIDESPREAD IS IT?
  3. Željko Šundov, Marina Gregorić: ALL ASPECTS OF EMPLOYEE COMPETENCE EVALUATION IN ORGANISATIONS
  4. Antoneta Lekaj, Zrinka Gregov: THE BASIC CHARACTERISTICS  OF MINORITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ALBANIAN  ENTREPRENEURS IN CROATIA
  5. Pave Ivić: ENTREPRENEURS AND THE MEDIA
  6. Jugoslav Jovičić, Stevan Petković: INNOVATIONS AS A FACTOR FOR COMPETITIVE ECONOMY WITH THE OVERVIEW OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

 


 

 

4th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning 2014 – ICEL4


Learning for Entrepreneurship:


Challenges and opportunities for society (economy) development

 

Date: 13/10/2014

Venue: Hotel Antunović

Location: Zagreb, Croatia

 

English is the official language of the Conference.

ICEL4 Conference is held under general auspices of Croatian president Ivo Josipović, Ph.D. and Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

This year, the theme of the conference is: Learning for Entrepreneurship: challenges and opportunities for society (economy) development chosen to reflect our goal of developing a new understanding of learning for entrepreneurship, which includes but encompasses more than the traditional concepts and approaches dominating recent educational formats.

ICEL4 Conference aims to contribute to the acceptance of entrepreneurship as an educational, social and economic value. The Conference will bring together key players in the field of education for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, decision makers at all levels, educators, teachers and professors.

The value orientation presupposes the creation of opportunities to develop entrepreneurial competences at all levels of education, training and education for entrepreneurship through formal and informal education, and by encouraging entrepreneurship as an economic requirement.

It is focused on capacity development through understanding of entrepreneurship as the key competence for lifelong learning, cooperation of educational, research institutions and businesses, by highlighting the good practice examples.

The aim of ICEL4 Conference is to inspire scholars and practitioners with fresh perspectives and to provide all participants with a better understanding of:

  • New approaches to leadership and management of entrepreneurship
  • Different ways of achieving success in learning for entrepreneurship
  • Strategies and policies for entrepreneurship education
  • Innovation in learning for entrepreneurship
  • The dynamics of entrepreneurship
  • Networking and partnership strategies in entrepreneurship development

Conference Topics

  • Concepts, approaches and models of entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurship education policy
  • Public policies aimed to support entrepreneurship development
  • Learning concepts, philosophy of entrepreneurship education
  • Theories and practices of learning for entrepreneurship
  • Curriculums for entrepreneurial learning
  • Lifelong learning and entrepreneurship education
  • Formal, non-formal and informal education for entrepreneurship
  • Student incubators, training firms, student cooperatives
  • Integrating social media in learning for entrepreneurship
  • Gender perspectives in entrepreneurship education
  • Women entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • On-line supported learning for entrepreneurship
  • Web and computer supported learning for Entrepreneurship
  • Learning for entrepreneurship in non economic studies
  • Mentoring and supervising learning for entrepreneurship

 

On Monday, 13 October 2014 in Zagreb, 4th International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning ICEL4 was held in Hotel Antunović under the title"Entrepreneurial Learning: Challenges and Opportunities for Society (Economy) Development" and for the fourth year in a row, it was organized by the University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski.

 

Ms. Monika Prović moderated this year's Conference and at the beginning welcomed all participants on behalf of the University College Nikola Subic Zrinski, participants, distinguished guests, key-note speakers and representatives of state institutions which provided support for this year's Conference. ICEL4 conference was held under the auspices of the Croatian president, Ivo Josipović, Ph.D., Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatian Chamber of Economy and the Croatian Agency for SMEs and Investments. President Josipović's official letter informed that he welcomed and supported University College and this year's conference and that he was convinced that the continuity of ICEL conferences could and would contribute to the development of learning strategies for entrepreneurship. At the end of his letter, President warmly welcomed the organizers and participants of the Conference and wished success to University College Nikola Subic Zrinki in its future endeavors and progress.

 

Ms. Nadica Žužak, Assistant Minister of the Department for Entrepreneurship and Crafts first held a brief introductory speech in which she stressed that "Entrepreneurial knowledge and skills are key factors for economic growth and development and competitiveness of every successful economy and that the general level of entrepreneurial competencies in the economy knowledge-based are the premise for the successful growth and development“. After Ms. Žužak, Ms. Tajana Kesić Šapić held the presentation on the behalf of the Croatian Chamber of Economy. Ms. Kesić Šapić began her speech by stressing the importance of entrepreneurial education and the possibility of the Erasmus program as a means to encourage young people and their involvement in entrepreneurship education. "According to the strategy Europa2020, it is absolutely necessary to invest in education for entrepreneurship. Europe needs innovative and creative entrepreneurs as workforce, and with adequate knowledge and core competencies, the same objective applies to the Republic of Croatia. Learning entrepreneurship in schools and educational institutions is essential for creating an entrepreneurial mindset. Young people who go through entrepreneurial education programs are proactive and establish their own businesses.", concluded Ms. Kesić Šapić.

Mr. Ivica Katavić, dean of the University College Nikola Subic Zrinski, opened ICEL4 Conference with short introductory speech, while welcoming all the participants on behalf of the organizers of the Conference.''There are more people living on Earth today than . This statement brings to us a challenge and the challenge is how we can achieve sustainable education for entrepreneurship that supports economic, elemental and social growth. In every economy there are good and bad times, which can be summarized in only one word - education. Education is the best possible investment that brings returns to economy and it is the best instrument to fight low qualities“ said Mr. Katavić thus briefly noting the importance of this Conference and the authors and participants, but also the teachers, pupils and students who were present at the Conference.

 

Partner country of this year's Conference was Finland and the first introductory speech was delivered by the Ambassador of Finland in Croatia, Mr. Timo Rajakangas, who thrilled the audience at the very beginning. The ambassador first thanked the organizers for the invitation and for the inclusion of Finland as a partner country at this year's Conference. Mr. Rajakangas mentioned that many know the Finnish education system is among the best in the world, but very few know how little time was needed for Finland to transform from a relatively poor country into one of the richest in Europe, and all thanks to the investments in education, research and development in this sector. "Innovation and knowledge are the key things to create a competitive advantage in the economy..." agreed Mr. Rajakangas and immediately explained why such attitude. "The changes inside the classroom were key to change of the Finnish education system and have led Finland to an innovative learning environment, an environment that encourages interaction between professors and students, as well as interaction among students. Working in groups, taking responsibility and the fact that it is not essential to be the best in class, but to be a good team player who is flexible enough to adapt to new situations and environments, and the fact that absolutely everyone has the right to education, regardless of religion, nationality, age and gender, has led Finnish education to today's success". The ambassador completed his speech and explained the importance of accepting failure, which in Finland is celebrated as Failure Day. He also stressed the importance of lifelong learning and the great effort that Education Group Zrinski invests in lifelong learning and the development of entrepreneurship in Croatia.

ICEL4 conference aims to contribute to the acceptance of entrepreneurship as an educational, social and economic value​​, and re-assemble the key players in the field of education for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, decision makers at all levels, educators, teachers and professors. Professors who particularly contributed to the conference as keynote speakers:

 

Prof. Jan Jonker is a professor at the College of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. As the head of the Department for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, he has authored or co-authored 23 books and has published over 150 articles. He has given a number of lectures and has been a visiting professor in the United States, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway, Morocco, Germany, Poland, etc. At ICEL4, he prepared speech "Entrepreneurship in the age of the WEconomy" and delighted the audience with his insightful and harsh tone. Many agreed that his presentation touched upon the very substance of entrepreneurship in today's time and set the bar very high for all the other speakers.

Prof. Artashes Gazaryan, Doctor of Social Sciences, is an expert in strategic management and organizational capacity building. He was the founder of the local government research center (Klaipeda, 1991 - 1999) and founder of the School of Public Administration and Democracy (1994)held a very interesting lecture"Management and Neuroscience: Inborn Features and acquirable Skills for Entrepreneurship". He connected and merged topics of management, entrepreneurship and neuro-science, which has given an entirely different contribution to ICEL4 Conference.

Dr. sc. József Poór, Ph.D. is Professor of Management at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Szent István University in Hungary, where he teaches various management courses. He is a professor of management and the Selye Janos University Komarno in Slovakia and is a guest lecturer at many European universities, such as University of Bucharest and University of Cluj in Romania. The Conference theme introduced changes in the environment and reflection on the management of these issues through the"Management Consulting under Changes - Evolution behind Post Advisory Model in Transitional Environment" and the lecture began by showing a short video with a powerful message of "Change Your Words. Change Your World.", which we believe left a strong impression on everyone.

Vitomir Tafra, CEO and founder of the Education Group Zrinski, Secretary of the National Coordination of E4E - education for entrepreneurship, in his short speech titled "The Importance of Defining Content of Educational Values ​​in Education for Entrepreneurship" completed the introductory part of the conference, thanking all who have contributed to this Conference in Croatia, but also to those who participated from abroad.

Orientation of values entails creating opportunities for Entrepreneurial Learning at all levels of education, training and education for entrepreneurship through formal and informal education and the promotion of entrepreneurship as an economic requirement, which was confirmed by 16 papers and presentations by authors in four sessions that were held during the Conference in two terms.

 

 

Presentations of all the authors who have presented their works at ICEL4 conference will be posted on the official website of ICEL conference www.icelconf.eu. Full Photo Gallery is available here.

Media sponsors of this year's Conference were: Suvremena.hrPoslovni savjetnikPoslovni dnevnikPrivredni vjesnikMojPosao and EduCentarGrađenje&Opremanje and the Conference was also covered by Jutarnji.hr.

 

 

3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurial Learning 2013

“Creativity + Education + Financing = Entrepreneurial Mix“

 

Organizer: University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski

 

ICEL3 Conference aims to contribute to the acceptance of entrepreneurship as an educational, social and economic value. The Conference will bring together key players in the field of education for entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, decision makers at all levels, educators, teachers and professors.

The value orientation presupposes the creation of opportunities to develop entrepreneurial competences at all levels of education, training and education for entrepreneurship through formal, nonformal and informal education, and by encouraging entrepreneurship as an economic requirement.

It is focused on capacity development through understanding of entrepreneurship as the key competence for lifelong learning, cooperation of educational, research institutions and businesses, by highlighting the good practice examples.

Program konferencije Conference Programme (pdf)

Raspored izlaganja radova Presentations Schedule (pdf)

Specific objectives of ICEL3 Conference are:

  • to sensitize the public about the lifelong learning for entrepreneurship in the economic, social and ecological environment as a generator for creating new value with emphasis on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
  • to encourage cooperation in terms of international and interdisciplinary gathering of experts from science and practice
  • to encourage sharing of experiences and the development of active methods of teaching and learning.

 

Date: 02 – 03/10/2013

Venue: Hotel Antunović, Zagreb, Croatia

Trg Svetog MarkaHotel AntunovićPlitvička jezera

Conference Topics:

  • Implementing Lifelong Learning for Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Institutions/Schools
  • Building Links between Education and Business
  • Innovations and Good Practices in Entrepreneurship Education
  • Creative and Innovative SMEs – Key for Development
  • EU Funding for Development – the Project Approach
  • Student Business Incubators
  • Female Entrepreneurship
  • Role of Financial Institutions for Steering Entrepreneurship
  • Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindsets in Society

 


2st International Conference on Education for Entrepreneurship

Title of the conference: Entrepreneurial learning – an initiative in creating new values


The ICEL2 conference aims to:

  • to increase public awareness of lifelong learning for entrepreneurship in the economic, social and ecological environment, as a generator for creating new values, with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development,
  • to encourage cooperation in the international and interdisciplinary sense by gathering together experts from science and practice,
  • to encourage the exchange of experiences, the development of active methods of teaching and learning, and the establishment of companies under the same circumstances.

Icel 2 conference brought together experts from the academic world, as well as businessmen scientific and entrepreneurial profile, who exhibited their workd in the following thematic units:

  • Lifelong Learning for Entrepreneurship - When and how?
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for a modern entrepreneur
  • Active methods of teaching and learning
  • Career management - Entrepreneurial competence
  • Entrepreneurship - Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship - Examples of good practice

This year 84 authors applied for the Conference with 84 papers, there was 52 Croatian papers, while others were submitted from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Slovenia. At the Conference 42 authors from Croatia presented 27 papers with thematic units regarding Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Laarning.

 

 

Presentation of papers of 2.st. ICEL conference:


Učenje za poduzetništvoZnanstveni časopis “Učenje za poduzetništvo” knjiga 1

Učenje za poduzetništvoZnanstveni časopis “Učenje za poduzetništvo” knjiga 2

 

 

Piece of Cake was held within ICEL2 Conference. Last two rounds were played in Novi Sad, Serbia. Students met their competitors and shared their experiences in this competition.

The main goal of this competition was to encourage excellance, to develop new methods of developing talents, skills and knowledge and to promote and connect talented students from each Faculty or College. 7 Faculties and higher education institutions participated:

  • Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, Opatija, Croatia
  • Karlovac University of Applied Sciences, Karlovac, Croatia
  • Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia
  • University College Nikola Subic Zrinski, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Faculty of Technology, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management, Novi Sad, Serbia

Team of students from Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management (Novi Sad, Serbia) won the 1st place, 2nd place won our students' team from University College Nikola Subic Zrinski, and team from Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo won the 3rd place.

 


1st International Conference on Education for Entrepreneurship

 


1st International Conference on Education for Entrepreneurship was held on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011. in Zagreb in areas of Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

After the introductory greeting by Boris Pirjevec, the Dean of the University College of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management Nikola Subic Zrinski, the conference was officially opened by:

  • Tihana Kraljić, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
  • Mirko Smoljić, Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
  • Dragutin Ranogajec, President of Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts
  • Zdenka Peternel, President’s Office Chief of Staff at the Croatian Chamber of Economy

The conference, which was attended by more than 250 participants, 65 authors of 34 professional papers, was the first international conference on education for entrepreneurship in the region.

Introductory presentations were made by:

  • Vitomir Tafra, President of the Board of Education Group Zrinski and Secretary of National Coordination of Education for Entrepreneurship
  • Zdravko Tkalec, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at University College Nikola Šubić Zrinski
  • Zoltan Zavargo, Dean of the Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad
  • Heinrich Traublinger, Member of the Bavarian Parliament (retd) and President of the Chamber of Trades and Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria