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Are you a policy maker in a higher education institution? Do you have experience in enterprise and entrepreneurship education? If so, we invite you to attend a Policy Forum we are organising as part of our Creative Spark programme, where you will have the opportunity to hear about best practices in the entrepreneurial education initiatives undertaken in Azerbaijan and the UK.

Forum objectives

The four key objectives of the forum are to:

  • report on the achievements of Creative Spark partnerships in Azerbaijan over five years
  • share the best practices of entrepreneurial education initiatives undertaken in Azerbaijan as part of the Creative Spark programme
  • share the lessons learned during implementation of the Creative Spark programme
  • discuss opportunities for the partners to further develop the education models and partnerships created between the UK and Azerbaijan.

Forum participants

  • Creative Spark Azerbaijan and UK partnerships representatives
  • Representatives of key creative economy development stakeholders
  • Representatives of higher education institutions across Azerbaijan

Date and venue

Date: Friday 24 February 2023, 14.00–18.00

Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Baku

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As places are limited, please complete the online registration form by Thursday 16 February 2023.

Suitable applicants will receive an email confirming their participation in the Policy Forum.

About the Creative Spark programme

The British Council’s Creative Spark programme is a five-year initiative, which began in 2018. The programme aims to develop entrepreneurial skills at higher education institutions through partnerships with the UK across seven countries, including Azerbaijan. The programme’s primary beneficiaries are university students, graduates and emerging entrepreneurs.

There are seven UK-Azerbaijan university partnerships in Creative Spark, which have been successfully working together to achieve the programme objectives. The partnerships aimed to support the following areas:

  • Skills development for students and young/emerging creative entrepreneurs supporting new business activation and incubation
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Enterprise curriculum development

The seven UK-Azerbaijan partnerships include the following institutions:

Azerbaijan UK
  • ADA University
  • Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts
  • Kent University
  • Centre for Analysis of Economic
    Reforms and Communication (CAERC)
  • Newcastle University
  • Azerbaijan State University of Economics
  • Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University
  • Baku Music Academy
  • University of Greenwich
  • Khazar University
  • Middlesex University
  • Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction
  • University of Leicester
  • London South Bank University

If you have any queries, please contact Konul Ahmadova Konul.Ahmadova@britishcouncil.az