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.
“It was an incredible opportunity which I totally recommend to new entrepreneurs. ‘Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs’ provides an opportunity to learn at an early stage the art of entrepreneurship and how to avoid risks. In future I hope that I will in turn become host entrepreneur and return the favour to another new entrepreneur in the European Union.”
Lucian Avadani, Manager Copyfoxmedia, Romania
Who can participate?
- New entrepreneurs, firmly planning to set up their own business or have already started one within the last three years;
- Experienced entrepreneurs who own or manage a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise in one of the Participating Countries.