The programme is accessible to all
European new and host entrepreneurs who have their permanent residence 27 European Member States, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, and Kosovo*.
Entrepreneurs from the EU outermost regions and the Oversears Countries and Territories (OCTs)
are also eligible to participate.
Please note that participation in the programme is not based on nationality but on fulfilling the programme's eligibility criteria with regards to permanent residence in one of the participating countries.
Be aware that
eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the
grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period
without concluding an agreement with the EU, ensuring in particular that UK applicants continue to be
eligible, any (a) new
entrepreneur coming from the UK, or (b) entrepreneur on an exchange with a UK-based host entrepreneur, will cease to receive EU
funding and will be required to leave the project.
designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with
UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence