The new Regional Sub-Committee will support and develop enterprise and entrepreneurship activity amongst Armenian members, enabling excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship education in the region.
The new partnership has grown from the EEUK/British Council Creative Flame programme, itself a legacy of the British Council’s Creative Spark Programme which supported the establishment of institutional partnerships and enterprise education development in beneficiary countries by working with 132 universities and creative organisations and establishing 32 creative hubs in the involved institutions (2012-2023).
The new Regional Sub-Committee, chaired by a representative from one of the partner institutions, will inform the EEUK Board of Directors about member activity within the region, and facilitate the reciprocal exchange of information between EEUK and its regional members.
With the kind support of the British Council Armenia, the five founding member institutions of the Regional Sub-Committee – the RA Ministry of High-Tech, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology, Brusov State University, National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA) including Engineering Laboratories at NPUA and Simonian Educational Foundation (TUMO Studios) will be EEUK members until July 2025.
Addeh Hovassapian, British Council Country Director for Armenia, comments “We are really pleased that we will continue contributing to enterprise education development in Armenia by establishing the country’s first Enterprise Education Committee with the support of our expert colleagues at EEUK. This is a solid step forward in coordinating and nurturing Armenia’s enterprise ecosystem which will allow both individuals and institutions to import and export best practices and expertise in the field.”
Dr Emily Beaumont, EEUK President, notes “We are excited to launch our inaugural Regional Sub-Committee in partnership with the British Council, and look forward to working with our colleagues in Armenia to further develop our partnership, building upon the success of both the Creative Spark and Creative Flame programmes. Enabling excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship education is EEUK’s purpose, and this new initiative is a significant step forward in co-creating dedicated support for the enterprise ecosystem with our Armenian colleagues”.
About British Council Armenia
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. We do this through our work in arts and culture, education and the English language. We work with people in over 200 countries and territories and are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021-22 we reached 650 million people. www.britishcouncil.org
Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) enables excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship education, connecting and supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship educators across the world. We enable our members to share and exchange good practice via research funding, bursaries, practical resources, tools and techniques. Members connect and share practice through our international conference IEEC, our series of Enterprise Exchange events, webinars, ETC Toolkit and forum.
Rob Edwards, Head of Business Development & Marketing, EEUK
Addeh Hovassapian, British Council Country Director for Armenia