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Economics Week

In a scenario with so many inconsistencies, preparing young people to better understand labor market relations and the implications of actions taken on the results of a virtually created company is an opportunity to develop skills and practical application of many concepts acquired along academic development. Economics week is a period in which students learn […]


In 16 of November of 2018

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In a scenario with so many inconsistencies, preparing young people to better understand labor market relations and the implications of actions taken on the results of a virtually created company is an opportunity to develop skills and practical application of many concepts acquired along academic development.

Economics week is a period in which students learn about entrepreneurship and other areas of economics with Swiss advisers who work in the economic sphere and therefore have real-world practical examples. The primary language used is German, but there are also groups in English.

In partnership with the Swiss-Brazilian Schools Association, the Ernst-Schmidheiny Foundation has held this event for twenty years. The Curitiba and São Paulo School students from the 4th year of high school participate in this event. In the 2014 edition, where the required prerequisite was the command of English, the SESI International College also attended.

The students from São Paulo stay in the homes of the students from the Swiss-Brazilian School of Curitiba and vice-versa; they stay in the homes of other 4th-year high school students – as well as from different grades, if necessary.

The aim of the activity is, with the help of the WIWAG program, to have students immerse themselves in an executive world for a week, and ultimately learn more about business management and expand their perceptions of the economy.

These youths start up companies, develop strategies and a logo and divide the administration among themselves (Management, Personnel Department, Finance and Material, Research and Development, Production, Warehousing, Marketing). Each day counts as a business year in which in the morning they have short classes on economics topics. The task is, through various criteria (such as economics, ecology, society, etc.), to lead the company to maximum success and to defeat the competition. The climax of the week is Friday, the day the General Assembly takes place; it is open to the public, and the winning companies are announced.