Conference: EICAA is part of “The European Union’s contention in the reshaping global economy”

The global economy has to face a lot of sever changes recently. Not only the impacts of the corona virus but also social issues and technological innovations influence the trade relationships and the global value chains inside and outside the European Union. Especially climate change, the perspectives of a US-China trade war or the results of the Brexit require adaptations in various policy areas.

Together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies, the University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, will host the 4th conference of “The European Unions contention in the reshaping global economy”.

The conference will take place online as a free conference from May 20th to 21st, 2021 and will address the reshaping global economic landscape from the viewpoint of European integration and economies in the following topics:

  • technological development and innovation policy focusing on green and digital transformation
  • changing international economic relations
  • new business models
  • the future of financial services
  • European and national policy responses
  • changes in competition regulation

EICAA will be presented during Session 4B “Changing business environment and social aspects” on May 21st, 2021 from 10.15 to 12.15.

Link to the conference room.
Please find the entire program of the online conference here: The European Union’s contention in the reshaping global economy 2021: Online Conference – Programme
Please find the instruction for using the BigBlueButton (BBB) conferencing system here: Information on BBB



Szabolcs Prónay – Ábel Garamhegyi
University of Szeged

How a better understanding of entrepreneurship competence can foster university education? – the EICAA initiative
Entrepreneurship competence is one of the 8 “key competences” of the Life Long Learning programme of the EU. However, entrepreneurship competences are widely misunderstood and only considered as essential business knowledge and start-up building intentions. While according to the EntreComp Framework of European Commission, entrepreneurship competence is more about the entrepreneurial mind-set that covers a wide variety of skills from creativity through risk taking to self-awareness. A joint European project, called EICAA (“Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Competences Assessment Alliance”) aims to make a significant step towards a common and wider understanding and assessment of entrepreneurship competence. The authors invite the audience to share their thoughts about this initiative and get a closer look of the entrepreneurship competence.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Competence, Education, Higher Education, Business Model