3E ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference from 10 – 12 May, 2017, Cork, Ireland


Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings. 

The past decades have born to witness 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 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!

Conference theme:
Building for the Future – Entrepreneurship Education, Training and Policy


  • Entrepreneurship education for non-business students
  • Entrepreneurial “classrooms”
  • Social and civic entrepreneurship education
  • Pedagogical theories in entrepreneurship education
  • Online and blended-learning approaches
  • Engagement, impact and evaluation
  • Innovations in Assessment
  • Values, Ethics and Critiques of Entrepreneurship Education
  • Learning philosophies in entrepreneurship education
  • Gender perspectives in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial universities
  • Student incubator initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship education policy
  • Case Studies in Entrepreneurship Education

Key dates

  • Conference: 10 – 12 May 2017
  • Call for Papers: 1 July 2016
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 December 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: 20 January 2017
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 19 March 2017
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 March 2017

Full conference details available here

Call for Papers

This year there are two calls, one for research papers https://3e2017.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/  and the other for practitioner development workshopshttps://3e2017.wordpress.com/call-for-workshop-proposals/ .

Each author can appear in maximum of 2 abstracts/proposals. Regardless of the submission, the focus on questions, challenges and problems should be central throughout. All submitted proposals will be double blind peer-reviewed and feedback provided on submissions.


Conference Chair: Dr Breda Kenny, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.


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