21 November 2019

eucen Autumn Seminar | 14-15 Nov 2019
This year’s eucen Autumn Seminar was focus on entrepreneurial thinking in Lifelong Learning expanding perceptions of entrepreneurship for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

During the first day of the Autumn Seminar we had excellent keynote speakers, starting with a dialogue between researcher (Renaud MAES, ULB - BE) and practitioner (Charlotte TROELSEN, VIA University -DK) about the complexities and challenges of VPL processes and merging the VINCE Final Symposium to the Autumn Seminar.

We followed and finalised the day with “Good news” stories from and for migrants, a slot with three success migrant projects:

- My inspiration is my future” initiative, Tamer ATABARUT, Bogazici University (TR).
- Supporting migrant entrepreneurship – actions and impact, Alexandra ALDEN, SINGA Spain (ES).
- Young migrant entrepreneurs project, Tamer ATABARUT, Bogazici University (TR).

On the 15 November we started the day with the Open Space Technology Session: People in a Changing World, delivered by:

- Lyndsey EL AMOUD with Sanctuary Scholarships (Cork, IE).
- Christine ROUSSAT with World Citizenship Education (Clermont-Ferrand, FR).
- Sysun VLADLEN with Rebuilding after Displacement (Kiev, UA).

Next we have 2 parallel sessions dedicated to:

- World Citizenship. Michael Wihlenda (Global Ethic Institute, University of Tuebingen, DE)
- Development of Micro-Enterprises. Larysa Samosonok and Vladlen Sysun (NGO “Vzayenodia Plus”, Kyiv, UA)

We could have not finished the day without presenting all the posters that were accepted from the presented abstracts:

- Foreign language skills tailor made for a dynamic entrepreneurial LLL life course, Eva SZEDERKENYI, University of Pécs.
- Higher Education Institutes Supporting the Burgeoning Social Enterprise Sector: A Role for Lifelong Learning, Mary FENTON, Waterford Institute of Technology.
- Building World Citizenship with Born Globals and Scaleups, Tina GRUBER-MUECKE, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems.
- Digitalization and education in the perspective of the employers’ forecasts Foreign, Izabela BUCHOWICZ, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).
- A CEO that also works in Education, Lucília SANTOS, Rogério NOGEUIRA, Universidade de Aveiro.
- Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement: CALOHEE proposal, Alfredo SOEIRO, Universidade do Porto.
- Refugee Projects brief, F. Elif ÇETIN, Bahçeşehir University Continuing Education Center.
- The MAGNET consortium and the challenges of migrant entrepreneurship education, Mattia FAVARETTO, eucen.

We hope all the participants enjoy it and learn more about how entrepreneurship can be more inclusive and sustainable for the future.

Don't forget to look at our next eucen event: 52nd eucen Conference, University Lifelong Learning for increased participation, performance and partnership, to be held in Central European University in Budapest (HU) form Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 May 2020.

See you next year!