Who is involved in Entrepreneurship360 ?
Expert Advisory Group
The International Stakeholder Group brings together key partners and experts in the field, to gain their input into the development of Entrepreneurship360. The members of the group are selected for their experience, knowledge and dedication in the area and are contribute to the conceptual development of Entrepreneurship360, the testing and revision phases, and the promotion of the pilot self-assessment instrument.
Importantly, we want the involvement of as many members of the community as possible, which means that anyone can become an ambassador. Ambassadors participate in agreeing on the framework of the self-assessment tool, and its dissemination. The members of this group, not only promote Entrepreneurship360 , but they act as a permanent panel to ensure the adaptability of the project to the different local contexts and practitioner experiences.
Víctor Arias Rodríguez
"I work in the VET field, which is a necessary discipline for increasing the progress level and welfare of the people.
I believe that innovation and related concepts of creativity, entrepreneurship and internationalization are the best choice to improve our courses and services, because they help us motivate students and enhance the transfer of skills, better preparing them for employment, or self-employment, and for life. They also contribute to creating a more just and inclusive society, technologically advanced and sustainable.
As a project manager in Tknika, I help the Basque VET System and SMEs in their internationalization process. I take part in initiatives which are a priority for Tknika: Continuous improvement, innovation, entrepreneurship culture and business creation, VET leadership, New Learning Scenarios, etc.
A large part of my job is dedicated to capture good ideas and projects, and to transfer and communicate lessons learned, by participating in workshops, conferences and forums, or managing projects with Europe and South America."
"I am currently responsible for developing partnerships with the commercial and business sectors on behalf of the schools directorate at the French national ministry of education, higher education and research. . My role is to negotiate and follow up on agreements and contracts with the commercial and business sectors (in all areas of activity), to moderate the national network of colleagues responsible for developing links between school and business and to follow transversal initiatives such as the development of entrepreneurial skills. I studied economics and following a period working in the private sector, I served as a teacher, then as a teacher training advisor in the adult professional education sector (Greta) supporting young adults and job seekers as well as providing professional development for employees in the public or private sectors."
Head master of the Centre of Vocational Competences “Liepaja State Technical School”.Main activitiesof the Center: Planning of work within the School, management of human resources,organisation of processes, development of new curricula in Vocational Education, developing and realization of projects financed by internal and external sources. Skills in training adults – Evening college of Liepaja Branch of Riga Technical University. Skills in work with entrepreneurs – in projects and consulting sessions. Experience in research and analysis on continuing vocational education and training.
"My background is in business and education, with academic qualifications in both entrepreneurship, and education & training. My work currently focuses on teaching and researching entrepreneurship education at a number of levels. At undergraduate level I deliver entrepreneurship education as part of DCU’s BSc in Education and Training, working with future educators to develop their own entrepreneurial attributes, attitudes and skills, and learning to embed entrepreneurial learning in their teaching practices. At postgraduate level at DCU, I deliver entrepreneurship education and management to students on the MSc in Education and Training Management (e-learning & leadership). I focus on embedding entrepreneurial learning within the curriculum and building an entrepreneurial culture in schools. Finally, with a colleague, I deliver Irelands only entrepreneurship educators programme offered to Higher Education lecturers. The ACE Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Learning programme focuses on empowering participants to embed entrepreneurial learning within their own subject disciplines, and promote entrepreneurship across the campus. "
Petra Weininger works in the initiative for start-ups and business transfer – ifex. IFEX is one department in the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Land Baden-Württemberg. Working in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Baden-Württemberg in its core area "Entrepreneurship Education", the primary objective is to promote entrepreneurial thinking and acting (to wake an entrepreneurial mind and attitude) of young people, pupils and teachers. Therefore ifex initiates and promotes (pilot) projects with partner institutions to interest young people in becoming an entrepreneur. The main focus is on bridging the gap between theory and practice by offering practical activities, letting young people experience entrepreneurial behavior and getting to know complex economic issues. ifex supports for example: the foundation of schoolfirms (mini companies) by offering legal advice if they need it, by supporting project partners like JUNIOR etc. In addition ifex financially supports projects such as: SchulBankKredit, Unternehmerführerschein, Chance Chef, NFTE, Junior Accelerator, EntrepreneurTalente Baden-Württemberg.
Ernesto Villalba is an expert at the European center for the development of Vocational Education and Training (Cedefop) since 2011. He has several publications relating to European policies and especially concerning the measurement of cross-curricula competences, including entrepreneurship. He is in the editorial board of the Creativity Research Journal and the ejournal International Journal of Creativity and Human Development and has served in different committees and working groups. Currently he is involved in the European Commission TWG on transversal skills and in the European Qualification Framework Advisory Group. Before joining Cedefop he worked as a scientific officer at the Center for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL) at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education from Stockholm University.
Fred currently is the director of The European School Heads Association, board member of the Andreas College in Katwijk and board member of the Entreprenasium foundation.
After studying business administration and strategic marketing, Fred worked in the ICT sector for almost 20 years. Until 2006, Fred held a senior executive position at Microsoft Corporation. After leaving Microsoft, Fred founded the Microsoft Innovation Center in The Netherlands. After selling his company in 2010, Fred decided to focus on education.
Fred is married to Karen and has two daughters, Lisa (12) and Vivianne (10)
Efka Heder has a broad international expertise and experience with lifelong entrepreneurial learning systems, educational reforms, training of teachers, policy development for education within a greater economic context, knowledge management systems and economic development through human capital development.
She has over twenty years of working experience as a teacher, teacher-trainer, policy analyst and advisor, senior educational and entrepreneurial learning international expert and policy analyst and is currently working as a director of South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning - SEECEL.
Prof. Dana T. Redford is a recognized international expert on entrepreneurship and public policy. He has worked with the US Department of Commerce, European Commission, OECD and the United Nations. Prof. Redford is President of the Platform for Entrepreneurship Education in Portugal (PEEP) which focuses on: 1) Public policy development; 2) Assessment and research; and 3) Capacity building and experimentation. Beyond his NGO work he teaches at UC Berkeley, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto. In January 2014, he published his latest book The Entrepreneurial University Handbook (Edward Elgar Publishing).
Olivier Toutain is associate professor of entrepreneurship and managing director of the incubator in the Burgundy School of Business. His Phd dissertation (directed by Alain Fayolle) was on « Experiential learning and metacognition in entrepreneurship education». He was the manager of a business training agency and business owner (consulting firm) for 12 years. He is co-funder of ALICE-Lab research centre (Action Learning for Education, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) and member of CEREN (Business Research Center of Burgundy School of Business), the Research Center for Entrepreneurship (EM Lyon Business School) and expert in Entrepreneurship Education for OECD. His current research is focused on entrepreneurship education. He has published around fifty publications (articles, chapters, press articles and expert reports).
URL: Olivier Toutain (Li)
Iván Diego has been involved in the design and implementation of different enterprise education programmes in close collaboration with schools, teachers and students in his current position at Valnalon, a regional agency for the promotion of entrepreneurship in Asturias (Spain).). In recent years he has developed a personal interest in critical theory of entrepreneurship and enterprise education in particular, with a special focus on issues related with appropriation and reactions to prevailing discourse among the teaching community. He devotes some of his spare time to birdwatching.
Author and creator of the Conscious Entrepreneurial Community School (known as ECEC – French acronym), of the Pedagogical and educational approach in conscious entrepreneurship (PEACE) as well as the concept of the school-community training partnership (SCTP), Rino Levesque has been interested in innovation and entrepreneurship within our schools for more than 25 years. Throughout Canada he worked as a teacher, as a school principal and then (2005-2011) as a consultant and Executive Director of Transformation and Strategic innovation of the New Brunswick Department of Education. In that Canadian province he led the implementation of ECEC in the francophone schools. In 2011, he entered into a partnership with the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (Montréal, Canada) to develop the conscious entrepreneurship approach within the primary and secondary schools as well as the vocational education and training, and adult education centers. In 2012, he co-founded with Marguerite-Bourgeoys SB the International organization of conscious entrepreneurial schools, also known as OIECEC (French acronym). M. Levesque is a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum as well as honorary member of the Rogers – J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship of the HEC-Montréal.