OECD Member Countries Highlight Importance of GEW
Nov 19, 2010
The OECD held a High Level meeting in Paris on “Lessons from the Global Crisis and The Way Forward to Job Creation and Growth” during Global Entrepreneurship Week with participants from OECD member and non-member countries as well as international organizations. The meeting was focused on entrepreneurship as the way forward for economic growth and job creation. Representatives from several participating countries referenced Global Entrepreneurship Week as an important movement for raising awareness about entrepreneurship and helping to create a more entrepreneurial culture.
Rinke Zonneveld, Director of the Entrepreneurship Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands spoke about the impact GEW has had in the Netherlands and highlighted the exciting range of events taking place in the country this year, including the launch event in The Hague with Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the UK. He later talked about the model set up for Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Netherlands – one in which the Ministry has provided strong support. Part of the strategy is to rotate the host of GEW Netherlands each year by setting up a competition between Entrepreneurship Centers, based on results from the previous year. Clearly the model is working, as GEW Netherlands has grown dramatically across the country and is providing inspiration across Europe.
Mark your calendars now to participate next year!