2. Juni 2022 von 10.00-17.30 Uhr

How do vocational schools in Europe promote entrepreneurial thinking and action among their learners? At the Entrepreneurship Summit you will get to know different approaches, network with peers and develop ideas for international cooperation in the field of entrepreneurship education.

Target group

  • Representatives of the school management (VET schools)
  • VET teachers and trainers
  • Representatives of a local, regional and national authorities (staff of a Swiss canton, of a national education ministry…)
  • Representatives of professional associations and VET networks
  • People who promote international cooperation in the field of vocational education and training, ...

... from Switzerland, Europe and beyond.

What can you expect?

  • Various key note speeches from education and business
  • Swiss and international practice examples and projects
  • Various breakout sessions: discussions with experts in the field
  • Insight into the competition programme of the "Youth Start Award”
  • Networking, exchange of experiences, new contacts and insights

When: 2 June 2022, 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Olten, Olten, Switzerland
Conference Language: German, French and English

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Movetia!

You can register here (registration deadline: 25.03.2022)

Registration for the Youth Start Award

The Entrepreneurship Summit on 2 June is a pre-event of the Youth Start European Entrepreneurship Award (YSA), which will take place on 3 and 4 June in Olten. Competition teams register here.

Are you not participating in the YSA with a competition team or as a jury member, but would you like to be inspired as a guest by what students from Europe have developed during their entrepreneurship courses? Then register for the joint evening programme after the Entrepreneurship Summit (via the registration form above).  

Provisional programme

Conference languages: German, French and English
Registration (registration deadline: 25.03.2022)


Welcome coffee


Olivier Tschopp, Director Movetia | French (slides in German)
Georg Berger, Director of the Vocational Training Centre Olten, coordinator of the initiative "Entrepreneurial thinking and action at vocational schools in Switzerland" (UDH) | German (slides in French)


"Entrepreneurship - a future competence: national and international perspectives"

The Swiss VET model worldwide
Samuel Notz, CEO & VR, Global Swiss Learning

Exchange, mobility and cooperation – what for?
Christophe Bettin, Head of Division Vocational education and training and Youth work, Movetia

UNESCO guide "Entrepreneurial learning for TVET institutions”
Johannes Linder, Professor, University College for Teacher Education of Christian Churches Vienna/Krems and Founder, Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Austria

Entrepreneurship as a future competence
Manfred Pfiffner, Professor, Zurich University of Teacher Education, Switzerland

Venture Kick
Pascale Vonmont, CEO/Director, Gebert Rüf Stiftung


Panel discussion “Promoting entrepreneurship – what for and how?” | German & French
with Johannes Lindner, Manfred Pfiffner, Pascale Vonmont, Samuel Notz, Christophe Bettin and Andri Silberschmidt (national councillor)


13.00-13.45: Matching-Event (Movetia)


Breakout-Sessions | German & French
14.00-14.45:  Round 1
15.00-15.45: Round 2

A) Funding opportunities for international exchange and cooperation (Movetia)
B)  The Swiss entrepreneurship module UDH
C) Youth Start Award Competition (Youth Start Network)
D) Initiatives for entrepreneurship: Techpreneur, 1001 KMU, libs Unternehmerhaus (Gebert Rüf Stiftung)


Presentations from the "Youth Start Award" in Vienna | English


Entrepreneurial Learning: Gradia’s Entrepreneurship Learning Model | English
Rea Tuominen, International Affairs Specialist, GRADIA Jyväskylä Educational Consortium, Finland


Call to action | German, French & English
UDH and Movetia


Joys and sorrows of a founder | English
Anna Martin-Niedecken, Founder of Sphery and researcher, Zurich University of the Arts


Conclusion | German, French & English
Olivier Tschopp, Director Movetia
Georg Berger, Director of the Vocational Training Centre Olten, coordinator of the initiative "Entrepreneurial thinking and action at vocational schools in Switzerland" (UDH)




Dinner of the Youth Start Award


Rolf Schmid, managing director, Wirtschaftsförderung Region Olten (regional economic development agency)


Julia Grünenfelder
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