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Our Network

EUROPEN-PEN International is the worldwide Practice Enterprise network. We ensure the promotion of the concept and the learning-by-doing methodology in business and entrepreneurship training.

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Practice Enterprises are launching each year in new countries around the world. Today, more than 40 countries and 7000 Practice Enterprises globally are part of the network.

Start your Practice Enterprise at your school, university or educational insitution.

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Membership in EUROPEN-PEN International is linked to benefits and a range of attractive services that best suit your institution's needs.

Benefits of the Practice enterprise concept in practice-based education.


The Practice Enterprise concept stands out as it allows real-life international business experience, includes mentors from business sectors. It is easily transferable to various target groups and provides hands-on business and entrepreneurship training.

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Practice Enterprises




Hannelore Kraft

Hannelore Kraft

Former Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia

“A reliable, practice-oriented education is the most important basis for a successful start in a profession. It is exactly this goal that the Worldwide Practice Enterprise Network, founded in North Rhine-Westphalia, has pursued for more than 50 years: to create the optimal training and development conditions for professional employment.”


Nils Peschke

Trainer at Europaschule SZ SII Utbremen, Germany

"In today's growing globalized working world, a well-founded practical training is the basis for a successful career live. We have been using Practice Enterprises in our training program for more than 35 years now. EUROPEN-PEN International provides us with the appropriate structures and supports in preparing our young trainees to succeed in the competitive future of work."

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Luiza Arantes Abrahão

Trainee at Practice Enterprise,

"Being involved in the Practice Enterprise program gave me the chance to better understand a daily routine of a company and different departments. I discovered the passion to be an entrepreneur and got to increase my leadership, communication and teamwork skills what encouraged me to go into business and develop my Startup "Cori Saúde"."

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