Around the worldThe world welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Week with a variety of launch day activities.
In Argentina an opening ceremony at Buenos Aires University brings political figures, top entrepreneurs and students together.
In Australia a panel of well-known young entrepreneurs take part in a debate at First Fleet Park with a backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, followed by networking with students from the city.
In Brazil, students, entrepreneurs and political figures participate in a debate in Porto Alegre - discussing innovation and the local environment.
In Denmark the Vice Prime Minister host an entrepreneurship summit in Copenhagen.
An international seminar takes place in Bolivia, where young entrepreneurs from different countries of Latin America discuss the future for entrepreneurs in light of the world economic crisis.
Students from various universities in Ghana join students at California Polytechnic State University via video conference to discuss how youth entrepreneurship can contribute in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
China marks the day with a major event at Shanghai University attended by the country’s Education and Science Ministers.
Germany holds a national enterprise challenge, 'Lateral Thinker' which will launch in Freiburg and will include a link up with French and Swiss schools on its south-west border.
In the United Kingdom 'In the Current Economic Climate Can Entrepreneurs Change The World?' will take place as part of Chain Reaction, a gathering of social leaders, including a video address from Sir Richard Branson and will kick-start a worldwide debate.
In the United States, hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons will kick-off Race to BE with an entrepreneurial film competition.
With funding and cooperation from the Kauffman Foundation, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) develops a new tool to empower research-based decision-making on government policies involving entrepreneurship. The OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Program (EIP) establishes multiple measures of internationally comparable data on entrepreneurial activity in 18 OECD countries, based on information produced by national statistical offices according to internationally agreed definitions. Policy-makers and citizens alike can now measure their countries' entrepreneurial performance, and compare it with other countries.
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