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.
"As a truly believer that more resources should be allocated for the Erasmus programme to broaden the range of beneficiaries since 2006, I have always been proposing new forms of Erasmus which have aroused enthusiasm in the European Parliament and have been transformed in effective projects. In this perspective the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a strategic tool for our SMEs competitive growth that is now more important than ever to face the current economic crisis."
Gianni Pittella, Vice-President of the European Parliament, EU