Final European Conference Entrepreneurship – social and micro-SME oriented
The Final European Conference for multi-faceted entrepreneurship, took place in Ankara, Turkey, on the 3rd of June 2016. It was hosted by the Gazi University, and took place at its premises, with the participation of University professors and SMEs representatives.
On behalf of Gazi University, Prof. Seyhan Firat welcomed the participants to the Conference. The opening speeches were held by Göksel Ayrancıgil and Vahit Sadal, representing the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, and the Turkish National Agency, respectively.
Prof. Seyhan Firat explained the purpose of the IntoGeneration Project, followed by Petia Grudeva (Interprojects, Bulgaria), who presented the pedagogical framework and curriculum of IntoGeneration adults’ training course.
Konstantinos Poulopoulos (e-Compass, Greece) led the participants through the process of the mobile and online IntoGeneration training, and Adem Tekerek (Gazi University, Turkey) demonstrated the mobile app and the e-learning platform.
Speeches for the piloting of training material, the related experiences and the "lessons learnt" were presented by the partners in Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Germany: Dr. Alper Güzel (Gazi University, Turkey), Özüm Akdere Köşker (Ankara Chamber of Commerce), Petia Grudeva (Interprojects, Bulgaria), Despina Kanellopoulou (e-Compass, Greece) and Ayşenur Gülen (Berlink, Germany).
The second part of the conference started with a speech by Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM, Belgium), titled “Social entrepreneurship – a panacea towards an inclusive society?”. It was followed by a speech by Müge Demirtemel (KOSGEB), who presented the problems in management of SMEs in Turkey.
After that, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Taşliyan (Sütçü İmam University) clarified the entrepreneurship and management characteristics of generations, and Prof. Dr. Mahmut Özdevecioğlu (Erciyes University) talked about the importance of preparing family constitution.
The conference was closed with a Q&A session, moderated by Prof. Seyhan Firat.
Throughout the entire day, participants were able to use the mobile and online training environments, and provide feedback.