From Australia to Brazil, from China to Spain:
The International Network of the Practice Enterprises

In Germany alone, there are about 500 practice enterprises. Their work is coordinated by the central office of the »German Practice Enterprise Network«, located in Essen. Like in Germany, there are »Central Offices« in more than 40 countries. They are connected internationally by the Practice Enterprises Network »EUROPEN - PEN International«. The worldwide network stands for:

  • approximately 7,000 practice enterprises at schools, colleges, universities, vocational academies, enterprises, and training centers.

  • Central Offices in more than 40 countries and on all continents, for example in Australia, Canada, USA, Brasilia, Argentina, Malaysia, China, Guinea, and Kenya, as well as in almost every European country. The membership applications from countries like India, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Singapore are being considered at the moment.
  • business management training of high quality for thousands of people every year, regardless of age. 

Current Development of Participation

The current level of registrations and further announcements from several countries suggest that this year’s fair will be the largest Practice Enterprise Trade Fair ever staged. More than 20 countries of all continents will participate. Brazil and the United States of America will appear with 20 students each, Canada will take part with three practice firms.

Practice enterprises from Switzerland, Belgium and Austria will exhibit in specially installed “Country Villages”. A great number of West European practice enterprises from Spain, Italy, France and Sweden will attend the fair.

Several East European practice firms will be able to participate in a fair in this dimension for the first time. A funding contingent allowed to support nearly 25 practice enterprises with a booth for free. So PEs from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldavia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Poland are expected to attend the fair.

Also Argentina will attend with one stand; the new PEN International Network’s Member Country South Korea is expected to take part with several stands.

The PEN International Network's Member Countries

01    Argentina
02    Australia
03    Austria
04    Belgium
05    Brazil
06    Bulgaria
07    Canada
08    China
09    Czech Republic
10    Denmark

11    Finland
12    France
13    Germany
14    Great Britain
15    Italy
16    Lithuania
17    Luxembourg
18    Malaysia
19    Netherlands
20    Poland

21    Romania
22    Russia
23    Slovak Republic
24    Slovenia
25    Spain
26    Sweden
27    Switzerland
28    USA




The PEN International Network's Mentored Countries

01 Albania
02 Azerbaijan
03 Bosnia and Herzegovina
04 Chile
05 Georgia
06 Guinea

07 India
08 Indonesia
09 Kenya
10 Kosovo
11 Macedonia
12 Moldova

13 Montenegro
14 Morocco
15 Serbia
16 Singapore
17 South Korea
18 Turkey

The Central Office » of the
German Practice Enterprise
Network is in Essen. From here,
the international activities
are coordinated.

We are part of the »Lifelong Learning Programme« of the EU.

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