Background

Entrepreneurship education has been a subject in the elementary and high school curriculum framework since 1994. Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education has been included also in the vocational and tertiary education since the mid-1990s. Gradually the research in this topic area has gained a foothold also in the scientific community, for example in the form of dissertations.

In addition, entrepreneurship education has also been a theme in various scientific conferences in Finland. For example, in the Annual Education Conference, in the Sociologist Conference and in the Nordic and domestic adult education meetings. In 2007, the first Entrepreneurship Education Researchers’ and Practitiners’ Meeting was organized on 9-10 February 2007 by the University of Vaasa. Currently, the Entrepreneurship Education Conference is organized annually.

Following these meetings the Association for Entrepreneurship Education was established in 2009.