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Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship in Dublin Castle April 15th

In a further attempt to get Ireland to a ‘better place’ in terms of entrepreneurship and in particular youth entrepreneurship, a new forum has been set-up that will have it’s initial large scale meeting in Dublin Castle on the 15th of April starting at 8 a.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny in attendance, the objective of the forum is to convene stakeholders and generate debate on delivering a National Strategy for Youth Entrepreneurship in Ireland. The focus will be on developing an entrepreneurial mindset at Primary and Second level education and on harnessing opportunities for creating entrepreneurial thinking and activities at community level.

Current initiatives and activities will be highlighted and examples of National, Local and International best practice will be presented. Our leading entrepreneurs will participate in the debate through round table discussion with the intention of evolving a vision and a set of actions which will form policy and strategy going forward. Developers of this initiative include the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, Kilcullen Kapital Partners, NFTE, DIT and Ernst and Young amongst others. Attendance is by invitation only though there are places available to the media. More information on this event here.

  1. Sheree Borge
    March 31, 2011 at 21:20

    I’m wondering if the importance of foreign language acquisition for economic recovery and business expansion will be discussed at this forum.

    I refer you to the article ‘Lost in Translation’ by Deirdre McPartlin on pg. 12-13 in the Business section of Enterprise Ireland’s ‘The Market’ magazine (Dec2010 – Jan 2011):

    • April 1, 2011 at 12:28

      Hi Sheree

      Good point – I will ask the organisors about this – thanks for the comment


  2. Sheree
    April 1, 2011 at 12:34

    It is difficult to predict what will be discussed on the day as a lot of the conversation will take place at round tables. These discussions will be recorded by rapporteurs and a report will be issued post event. I would be very suprised if the importance of foreign languages wasn’t discussed at the majority of tables.
    Thanks for you interest!

  3. Sheree Borge
    April 5, 2011 at 08:04

    Hi Ann,
    Thanks for the reply. Language teachers and lecturers in Ireland are very concerned at our government’s apparent lack of interest in fostering language skills in our students. As you know, we’re currently losing our best and brightest to jobs overseas, which makes no sense when you consider that, at least for some of them, there are opportunities right here at home for those who have foreign language ability.
    I sincerely hope that the importance foreign languages is raised at these discussions.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

  4. April 15, 2011 at 21:30

    where there any actions from this?

    • April 18, 2011 at 12:23

      Hi Martin

      I believe they are compiling the data from the various group sessions on the day, but I will get someone from the steering group to directly answer your question



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