This research report presents empirical findings from the qualitative study in the ICEE project. The study consists of a 15-day field study in five schools in five countries – Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Italy and Latvia. The field study was conducted during the period from March to June 2016. A total of 70 informants were interviewed face to face (students, teachers, head teachers, parents, mentors, and JA representatives). In addition, we have had e-mail questions sent to representatives from the five ministries. This report sums up all the informants’ experiences with the learning process and the outcomes of participating in mini-companies.
JA Europe: Qualitative case study of mini-company experiences in five European countries. ‘If everything is told to you, it is not learning. You have to figure out something on your own.’