Euroweek is an international conference, where students and academics meet from the different partner universities in PRIME Networking. During one week approximately 100 students and 50 academics meet to pitch projects, prepare and carry out presentations, assess papers and have fun! Students have worked on their projects in multicultural teams (two students from three partners = six per project) for a couple of months before hand and Euroweek is the big event where they get to disseminate and show their results.
Throughout the years, Euroweek has been a story of success for PRIME Networking! In 2022 we celebrate our 27th edition and we cannot begin without remembering where we come from. Throughout the years of Euroweek, we have discussed several topics, from the very first Euroweek where we discussed Intercultural Communication and Commerce to the 10th in which we discussed the challenges of the European Union enlargement and not forgetting several Euroweek conferences that we dedicated to Innovation Management. In recent years the main topics have been around sustainability and responsibility issues, which of course is no surprise since it is at the top of everyone’s agenda today.
The University Institute of Technology of Lille, are pleased to announce the 27th Euroweek (EWK 2022), which will take place in Lille, from 25 till 29 April 2022. The main theme of the event is “Design and Corporate Social Responsibility”, with the following three subcategories: (1) Design thinking in CSR (2) Designing and implementing CSR (3) Entrepreneurship and CSR.
During the Euroweek Conference, the organizers also arrange a scientific conference for academics. The main goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity to academics and professionals to meet and exchange ideas and expertise. The conference will accept papers with original content, which are either theoretical (leading to a proposed original model / framework) or empirical in nature.
Organizers and themes throughout history
- 2022: Université de Lille, France: Design and Corporate Social Responsibility
- 2021: no conference due to the pandemic.
- 2020: International Hellenic University, Kavala, Greece (switched to online due to the outbreak of Covid): Sustainable Value Creation for the Future. Can You Hear the Eco?
- 2019: Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic: Smart Business in the Digital Age
- 2018: FH Joanneum, Austria: Business Digitalization
- 2017: Polítecnico de Coimbra, Portugal: Creativity and Entrepreneurship: from social to High Tech
- 2016: ECAM Brussels Engineering School, Belgium: Megatrends
- 2015: University of Katowice, Poland: Creativity and Entrepreneurship: from Idea to Business!
- 2014: Mälardalen University, Sweden: Smart Cities
- 2013: BA School of Business and Finance, Riga, Latvia: Social Media within professional life
- 2012: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands: Fair Trade
- 2011: Polítecnico de Coimbra, Portugal: Water4World
- 2010: Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1, France: New perspectives on SUSTAINABILITY
- 2009: Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Finland: Business and Environment
- 2008: Universitat de Girona, Spain: Innovation Management – Innovare humanum est
- 2007: Telemark University College, Bö, Norway: Innovation Management – Innovare humanum est
- 2006: Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic: Innovation Management – Innovare humanum est
- 2005: The Karol Adamieki University of Economics in Katowice, Poland: Innovation Management – Innovare humanum est
- 2004: FH Joanneum, Austria: The Challenge of the EU enlargement
- 2003: Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administracao de Coimbra, Portugal: Time for Knowledge Management
- 2002: TEI Kavala, Greece: Tourism and the 4C’s (Commerce-Convergence-Communication-Change)
- 2001: INDUTEC / University Paul Henri Spaak – ISIB, Belgium: E-global looks to E-volve: e-Strategies, Issues and Practical Solutions
- 2000: Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Finland: Future challenges for European industry in international business
- 1999: Universitat de Girona, Spain: Building Bridges: the Multicultural Management Dimension
- 1998: FH Brandenburg, Germany: Europe’s Future is our Challenge – European Markets, Innovation, Change and Selfemployment
- 1997: Telemark University College, Bö, Norway: European Business
- 1996: Norwich City College, UK: Marketing for the Next Millenium
- 1995: Karel de Grote – Hogeschool Antwerpen / St. Eligius Institute, Antwerp, Belgium: Intercultural Communication and Commerce
Click on the image to view a film about the history of Euroweek
Euroweek was a fantastic experience and has given me valuable insights into international conferences and working across time, space and cultural boundaries. The project itself has been challenging and in some situations we all got a little crazy and stressed, but it was worth it. Our team has had a fantastic connection and everyone used their different strengths by helping each other when needed most, all to ensure the project’s success.
(Leanne Johnstone Euroweek Brussels 2016)
The entire process of Euroweek was very rewarding! The first five months prior to the Euroweek itself helped me to improve my writing, leadership and listening skills that really are needed in my future career as an entrepreneur. During Euroweek in Coimbra, I had the opportunity to bond with my amazing team, with whom we shared similar passions. This year’s theme, was very educative and insightful. It made me to consider things that I haven’t thought/understood before and by acquiring more knowledge from operations in very poor countries, I feel I can do something more than just wonder why things in the developing countries are the way they are. Overall, I’m very glad that I joined Euroweek, since I was able to make business connections, skills and friends that will help me to reach my personal goals.
(Erik Lehikoinen, Euroweek Coimbra 2017)
Click on the image to go to the issue where you can find the article Innovation and Creativity at the Bottom of the Pyramid