Economics Education

Economic education helps develop the skills necessary to respond to the new complex economic challenges that each individual faces. In their various economic roles; whether as a consumer, producer, employee, entrepreneur, saver, investor, taxpayer, recipients of public aid, citizen, etc.

In the field of education in the economy, various approaches exist. Which range from economic literacy aimed at reproducing the system (financial management of a company. Household budget management, taxes, insurance, etc.). To integrative approaches considering the implications of economic activities on the different spheres. Driven by strong values and a transformative vision of society. (ethical finance, responsible consumption, green or circular economy, corporate social responsibility, social and solidarity economy, etc.).


Economic education aims to qualify young people. In such a way as to enable them to position themselves and participate in decisions. Whether in the role of consumer, producer, entrepreneur, or a citizen, or in their professional choice.

The economics-oriented ESD skills for SD, inspired by the German Society for Economic Education are:

  • Analyze and understand economic situations and interdependencies (from a sustainability point of view)
  • Evaluate economic interests and conflicts from an ethical point of view
  • Support your economic decisions
  • Understand and participate in the development of economic conditions (oriented towards sustainable development)

From an integrative perspective oriented towards sustainable development. Economic education develops the capacity of young people to question themselves about the objectives and implications of economic activities. To analyze, and to make relevant decisions for social and ecological responsibility. Citizen, from local to a global level. It supports such an approach when it is oriented towards equity and social justice in economic relations. The sustainable use of resources and common goods, and the promotion of responsible entrepreneurship.

The Economy in The Per

The economy is included in the PER from the perspective of sustainable development in Human and Social Sciences (SHS) and General Education (FG) – Interdependencies (social, economic, environmental). For cycle 3, references to education in economics can be found in Body and movement (CM). Family economy more particularly CM 37 – Making choices as an informed consumer… The canton of Vaud offers a specific option in economics and law for cycle III. The specific requirements for this option are grouped under SHS 36.

Digital Economy Presentation

The Digital Economy commission is a reflection and research group of the Register of Experts in Regulatory Compliance and Digitization (ECN). That studies the union between technology and the economy. How they interact, and their contribution to the transformation of the way of doing business. For now, it had been done traditionally.

The objective of this commission is to facilitate our professionals the effective adoption of the best practices in their economic activity. Seeking to promote their business model thanks to the tools provided by the evolution of technology and the information society environment.

The activities carried out by the commission respond to the objectives of providing education and training for economists and business owners in the areas of specialization of Digital strategy, digital marketing, social media, and e-commerce. This commission identifies the potential of digital marketing techniques in the professional services sector. Providing the professional with the necessary knowledge to adopt effective plans.

The commission is made up of a team of professionals specialized in the digitization of professional firms, whose common interest is to share knowledge and experiences, as well as to collaborate with other members who seek their own professional development and who wish to introduce or deepen the strategy to be developed.

The digital economy commission prepares an annual training plan. Provides online and face-to-face courses and seminars participate in conferences and forums organized by schools or the CGE. Prepares useful working documents and guides for economists and business owners, drafts informative documents, and proposes future guidelines regarding the digital strategy to the ECN Board of Directors.

For the dissemination of content and documents, the committee uses the means that ECN makes available to members and associates, among which the website, the notice notes, the press releases, and the newsletter stand out.

Battle of the trenches among economists

The creation of a second economy section at the CNU is not on the agenda. The rumor has however strongly agitated the university community lately.

Will the CNU (National Council of Universities) soon welcome a new section in economics? “Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has not taken any decision and does not plan to take any soon,” the ministry was told, following an exceptional meeting of members of the economics section, January 5, 2015. The rumor of the creation of a second section of the economy, entitled “Institutions, territories, economy and society”, relayed by Le Figaro, however, agitated the university community at the beginning of the year. Arousing the ire of certain university presidents as well as members of section 5 of the CNU.

For a pluralist economy

For Alep (French Association for Political Economy), which campaigns for more pluralism in economics, the creation of an “Economy and Society” section would nonetheless constitute a satisfactory response to “a lack of broad and contradictory debate within the economics section of the CNU, where only a form of economic analysis of neoclassical inspiration is valued”, insists Nicolas Postal, its secretary.

“This initiative would above all have the consequence of discrediting the economy tuition as a science”, With this section, we will break up the research teams”, warns the president of the Toulouse University.

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