The European exchange programme for entrepreneurs
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.
The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm.
The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.
The stay is partially funded by the European Union.
Whether you are a new or highly experienced entrepreneur, the programme can offer strong added value to your business: possible benefits include exchange of knowledge and experience, networking opportunities across Europe, new commercial relations or markets abroad. Read the programme guide.
"Its always good to get fresh ideas. Organisations can sometimes become stale with doing what they have always done. And if you get somebody new who is starting their own business they will have ideas that might feed into your company no matter how experienced you are as an organisation."
David Dale, International Quality Centre, United-Kingdom
Who can participate?
Are you thinking of starting your own business, or have you recently done so? Or perhaps you are already running a successful business and would like to expand it to new markets, or get fresh ideas?
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs could be for you!
Our European business network and financial support can help you exchange knowledge and expand your business.