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European Entrepreneurship Education Award

The European Entrepreneurship Education Award (EEEA) is presented annually by the Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship. This prestigious accolade recognises individuals or organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of entrepreneurship education in academia across Europe. The EEEA is comprised of the honour and a diploma, as well as a sum of 100,000 SEK.

The European Entrepreneurship Education Award (EEEA)
The European Entrepreneurship Education Award (EEEA)

Purpose of the Award

The EEEA aims to:

  • Highlight the critical role of teaching and learning in entrepreneurship across Europe, emphasizing the importance of nurturing entrepreneurial mindsets and skills.
  • Encourage the development and adoption of innovative teaching methodologies that enrich the educational experience and effectiveness in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Disseminate cutting-edge practices and insights in entrepreneurial education among a diverse audience, including scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and educators, to foster a collaborative and progressive educational environment.

Who can be nominated?

Nominees for the EEEA can be individuals or organisations active within Europe that have made significant strides in developing educational, research, or outreach initiatives that enhance the pedagogy of entrepreneurship. The award seeks to recognise those who have not only contributed to the academic discourse but have also implemented practical solutions that enrich the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The criteria for evaluating nominees

The EEEA committee evaluates nominees based on a comprehensive assessment of the following criteria:

  1. The degree to which the nominee has introduced new and creative approaches to entrepreneurship education that challenge traditional methods and offer fresh perspectives.
  2. The extent to which the nominee's contributions have the potential to generate significant positive effects within and beyond their immediate context, including the adaptability of their approaches to different educational settings.
  3. The significance of the nominee's work in addressing real-world entrepreneurial challenges and its applicability to a broader audience, bridging the gap between academic research and practical entrepreneurship.

Join us in celebrating excellence in European entrepreneurship education

To nominate a candidate, please submit a one-page Word or PDF document to solomon_akele [dot] abebe [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se. The document should include the name and address of the candidate, along with a brief justification for your nomination.

European Entrepreneurship Education Award 2024

Since 2022, the EEEA ceremony has taken place in connection with ECSB's entrepreneurship education conference, the 3E conference. This year's award ceremony will take place at the 3E conference hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, between 15-17 May 2024. The 3E conference gathers annually about 100-120 entrepreneurship education researchers and teachers from all over Europe, offering a good venue for presenting the EEEA award winner.

Welcome to the EEEA 2024 prize ceremony at the 3E conference to celebrate the award winners and to engage in stimulating discussions on entrepreneurship education and learning!

Read more about the 3E conference here:

The EEEA Committee

Professor Diamanto Politis, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Professor Mats Westerberg, Luleå University of Technology

Professor Karen Williams Middleton, Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Roger Sørheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU

Professor Ulla Hytti, University of Turku

For any questions about the EEEA, please contact:

Diamanto Politis, professor

diamanto [dot] politis [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se (diamanto[dot]politis[at]fek[dot]lu[dot]se)
Phone: +46 46 222 68 26

Diamanto Politis