(08 May 2013) – More than 1600 exchanges have so far been organised under the Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs programme and some 3200 businesses have been created or expanded.
European Commissioner Antonio Tajani will congratulate tomorrow in Milan new entrepreneurs who recently set up their own company. They have opened various types of company, including an enterprise company producing educational game software and promoting tourism using mobile technologies, a strategic consulting firm for technology focused companies, and a jewellery technology network.
Since 2009, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs enables new entrepreneurs – be they “would-be” entrepreneurs armed with a coherent business plan or entrepreneurs who started their own business in the last three years – to gain valuable skills and experience in a business in another country participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP): EU Member States, Lichtenstein, Norway, Croatia, the Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Turkey, Albania, Israel and Serbia.
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is financed by the European Commission and operates with the help of nearly 200 business support organisations, such as Chambers of Commerce, business support organisations or start-up centres.