Friederike Sözen

Department of Education Policy, Austrian Economic Chamber, Vienna, Austria

Friederike Soezen works for the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber's (WKO) Educational Policy Department. Before joining WKO in 2008, she worked for the Burgenland Chamber for 18 years. She directed the careers' counselling and guidance services, and managed projects funded by Leonardo and ESF programs. Her professional focus has been to strengthen careers' and guidance counselling services as well as fostering entrepreneurial education. After taking on the role as WKO's policy advisor, she became deeply involved in entrepreneurship education policy. Dr. Soezen has served as a representative of the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, on EU sponsored working groups: on entrepreneurship education, transversal skills and more recently she has participated as an expert in the joint Entrepreneurship360 project of OECD as well as the European Commission's working group on digital skills and competences. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Vienna.


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