Program for IPN2014, Brussels

10-12 September 2014

The IPN is delighted to announce the outline program and delegate fees for the 12th IPN conference. It will take place at the Thon Hotel, Brussels City Centre from 10th – 12th September 2014. The overarching theme for the conference will be Youth Employability – Partnership Solutions. There will be three sub-themes;

  • Youth Employability Skills
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

As always there will be an exciting selection of key note speaker and lots of opportunities to share experiences and network with partnership professionals from across the globe.To register interest email

Bringing European STEM Teaching into the 21st Century!(BEST21) 

The IPN is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative designed to develop and strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teaching at the secondary level in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Scotland. The project, Verizon Innovative Programs Europe – BEST21 (Bringing European STEM Teaching in the 21st Century) will be delivered by the IPN in partnership with World Education and is funded by the Verizon Foundation.  The project, addresses a growing awareness by education policymakers in Europe that student performance in STEM subjects needs considerable attention to better prepare youth for STEM careers. To read more click here.

Global Best Awards @ IPN2014

The call for submissions for the 2014 Global Best Awards is now closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted applications and we look forward to welcoming you to IPN2014 in Brussels.

Key Dates

Deadline for Submission  28th Feb 2014  

Announcement of Category Winners by 18th April 2014

The 2014 Global Best Awards celebrate partnerships between educational institutions, private businesses and other stakeholders that enhance youth employability through collaboration.  These partnerships enhance job-relevant experiential learning leading to increased educational attainment and advanced skills development.

Award winners will be honoured and showcased at the 12th International education business Partnership Conference having a special theme on Youth Employability–Partnership Solutions.

The categories for submissions are as follows;

  1. Youth Employability Skills
  2. Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills
  3. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  4. Partnerships crossing Boundaries
  5. Innovative and Creative Partnerships
  6. Partnerships which build Learning Communities.

IPN NEW Membership Categories!

The IPN announces a new and simplified membership and fee structure which still offers the same discounts and benefits previously enjoyed by members. This includes discount on registration for IPN2014 and on fees for the International Space Education Professional Development Program. To find out more about the benefits of membership and how to join click here!

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