COPIE Policy Forum 2012 (Berlin) - full conference report available for download

Hosted and organised by the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the COPIE Policy Forum on ‘Entrepreneurship for All: Promoting inclusive growth in Europe through the European Structural Funds' took place on April 16 – April 17, 2012 in Berlin.

With a total number of 70 delegates from twelve EU countries and thirteen different European regions, this interactive and lively conference proved to be an excellent forum for discussing the results of COPIE’s work.

Summary reports:

Summary of results (pdf, 427 KB): Download

Full conference report (pdf, 966 KB): Download

Individual Speakers' presentations:

Plenary sessions

'Entrepreneurship - a key element of an employment strategy to achieve a job-rich recovery', Gerhard Bräunling, EU DG Employment and Social Affairs (pdf, 591 KB): Download

'Regional Enterprise Plans and the Utilisation of Structural Funds':

  • Asturias, Spain - Ignacio Onis Peral, Government of Principality of Asturias (pdf, 1.1 MB): Download
  • Czech Republic - Alena Zieglerová, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Agency for Social Inclusion in Roma Localities (pdf, 186 KB): Download
  • Wallonia, Belgium - Didier Clarinval, Agence de Stimulation Economique Wallonie (pdf, 584 KB): Download

'COPIE’s role in the development of Regional Enterprise Plans – the COPIE Toolkit', Stephanie Koenen, COPIE EU Expert Coordination/Communications & Dissemination (pdf, 904 KB): Download

'Student Businesses in Schools in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: An Example of Joint Responsibility for Entrepreneurship Education', Sylvia Ruge, German Children and Youth Foundation (pdf, 1.9 MB): Download

'The COPIE Toolkit – preliminary results of the external evaluation', Julia Siebert, External Evaluator (pdf, 2.4 MB): Download

Breakout sessions

A The initial diagnosis – Florian Brix (pdf, 632 KB): Download
B Creating stakeholder consensus – Iain Willox (pdf, 1 MB): Download
C Ensuring good quality provision – Norbert Kunz (pdf, 1.2 MB): Download
D Entrepreneurship Education – Ivan Diégo (pdf, 1.1 MB): Download
E Planning for Integration between Providers – Ana Maria Mendez (pdf, 837 KB): Download
F Support Microcredit, a Manual for Managing Authorities – Joeri Colson (pdf, 514 KB): Download / See also: ESF Access to Finance Manual.

Short descriptions on the format of the six different breakout sessions can be found in the 'Meetings & Events' section of this website.