|Theme 1: The economic inequality
Inequality is driving turbulence in Europe and around the world, now exacerbated by the pandemic. How do we teach about inequality, its causes and effects, possible solutions, or its connections to globalization, democracy, sustainability and the social market economy?
|Theme 2: Entrepreneurship and business economics.
Entrepreneurship is increasingly important as a scholarly field. This theme focuses on multiple dimensions of entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurs' characteristics, new ventures and innovation, firms' life cycles; as well as the role played by institutions and public policies within local, regional, national and international contexts in which business economics amd entrepreneurship became increasingly intertwined.
|Theme 3: Financial Literacy.
Financial education is treated very differently in schools from country to country. What, then, can countries learn from each other's experiences? The core of the theme will consist of a series of presentations on financial education in schools in individual countries followed by a round table that brings country representatives together in discussion. Beyond this, we welcome all presentations that provide insight on financial literacy and education -- for example, on banks' contributions to financial literacy, measurement of financial literacy, approaches to reaching students of different ages, and so forth.
|Theme 4: Alternative teaching approaches.
The theme explores the expanding array of methods that teachers of economics, business economics and related subjects use to supplement or replace traditional approaches. We welcome presentations on a variety of techniques, digital and otherwise, including experiments, games and simulations.
|Theme 5 is reserved for areas not covered by the other four themes. Teachers and researchers will present current work on other topics related to economics and business education. Past conferences saw a very wide variety of subjects; we expect the same in 2021.
In all five pathways, presentations that report on international comparisons or cross-border projects are particularly welcome.
The language of the conference will be English.