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Welcome to EUROPEN-PEN International

We Connect the World

EUROPEN-PEN International is the worldwide practice enterprises network. Our network of over 7,500 Practice Enterprises connects learners and trainees to classrooms and virtual offices in schools, colleges, universities, vocational training institutions, companies and training centres in over 40 countries around the world.

Click here to find Practice Enterprises in your country

Trading at the Edge of Reality - Experience a global business simulation that replicates all functions of a real company and connects education and reality!

Real-World Skills Acquisition - Practice Enterprises replicate all the functions of a real business. From marketing to sales to accounting to human resources, trainees manage their virtual businesses from A to Z!

What is a Practice Enterprise?

A Practice Enterprise (also known as a practice firm or virtual enterprise) is a virtual company that runs like a real business silhouetting a real firm?s business procedures, products and services. A Practice Enterprise resembles a real company in its form, organization and function. Each Practice Enterprise trades with other Practice Enterprises, following commercial business procedures in the Practice Enterprise?s worldwide economic environment.

Are there Practice Enterprises in my country?

Our network comprises over 7,500 Practice Enterprises located in over 40 countries around the world. If you live in Europe or North America, chances are there is a Practice Enterprise close to you. Our network is rapidly expanding and we now have members in every continent and corner of the world. Click here to go to our worldwide network listing to find a practice enterprise near you.

How do I get involved?

New Practice Enterprises are opening every year in many of our member countries. Even if your country does not have Practice Enterprises, you can still get involved. Contact our Coordination Center for more information on how you can start a practice enterprise in your school, college, university, vocational training institution, company or training centre. Our learning-by-doing methodology is transferable to a number of target groups including young people (e.g. secondary school students, college students)and adults (e.g. employees, unemployed people, women returning to work, adults with disabilities, university students, etc.). Contact us directly for more information.

Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project - Practice Firm Trainers' Training

The Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project aims to create a practice firm (PF) trainers' training programme in cooperation with PF central offices from Italy, France and Lithuania in partnership with EUROPEN-Pen International. To find out more about the project please click here.