Welcome to the Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation
Since the early 1970s, the Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation has been active in promoting understanding of economic aspects - in particular among young people. The Foundation wants to arouse interest in economic matters. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that young people have access to the knowledge necessary for critical examination and debate on economic questions.
Economy Weeks - the core activity of the Foundation
The Foundation's best-known activity is the Economy Weeks joint project. Working together with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and numerous Swiss companies, the Foundation holds project weeks in Swiss higher secondary schools (Gymnasien). Managers from the world of industry and commerce guide the Economy Weeks,
acting as instructors.
Activity-oriented learning - the Foundation's teaching concepts
Working together with the Institute for Education in Economics (Institut für Wirtschaftspädagogik, IWP) at the University of St. Gallen, the Foundation has developed business and economic teaching concepts.
These are used in schools, universities and adult education. The teaching concepts are founded on computer-based simulations / management games.
Practical, business-oriented project weeks at higher secondary schools