18 August 2016
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.
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
Your main contact throughout the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme will be your local contact point. These entities are selected by the European Commission and they will guide you throughout your exchange: help you with your application, help you establish a successful relationship with a suitable entrepreneur as well as providing you with all the answers to your questions. You should choose a local contact point which is active in your region or in your country of residence. If you live in one of the few countries where there is no local contact point, you may want to register with a local contact point located in another European country of your choice. (ALBANIA, SERBIA, BULGARIA)
You may be offered the opportunity to participate in an induction course to prepare you for your exchange.
Your local contact point will assess your application process. Once accepted, you will be able to search for an entrepreneur. A host entrepreneur's local contact point will also offer local assistance to visiting new entrepreneurs during their stay.