A decade of growth for European entrepreneurs
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) is a cross-border exchange programme that gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs in another country of the European Union. The programme aims at helping new entrepreneurs to acquire relevant skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business in Europe. New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months, funded partially by the European Commission. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs comes under the Small Business Act for Europe aiming to create an environment within which entrepreneurs and family businesses can thrive and entrepreneurship is rewarded.
EYE has grown significantly during the 10 years since it was first launched in 2009. In year one, just over 1,000 applicants were accepted. Last year, almost 3,000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs were given the green light to take part in exchange.
Over the last ten years, more than 15,000 'new' and 'host' entrepreneurs from across Europe have participated in mutually enriching exchanges. Read some of the success stories on the EYE website at https://www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/index.php?lan=en - available in 23 languages.
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