Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs helps provide aspiring European entrepreneurs with the skills needed to successfully start and/or run a small business in Europe. Young 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.
The stay is partially funded by the European Commission.
As a young entrepreneur, you will benefit from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise in another participating country. This will facilitate the successful start of your business or strengthen your new enterprise. You can also benefit from access to new markets, international cooperation and possible opportunities for cooperation with business partners abroad.
As a host entrepreneur, you can benefit from new ideas from a motivated young entrepreneur in your business. He may have specialized skills or knowledge in an area that you do not possess, which may also complement yours. Most of the host entrepreneurs enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to host other young entrepreneurs afterwards.
It is really a beneficial cooperation where you can both discover new European markets or business partners, different ways of doing business.
In the long run, you will benefit from extensive networking opportunities and, possibly, decide to continue your cooperation, perhaps as long-term business partners (eg joint ventures, subcontracting activities, contractor-supplier relationships, etc. ).
“Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” is financed by the European Commission and operates in all participating countries with the help of local contact points, competent for business support (eg Chambers of Commerce, start-up centers, incubators, etc.). are coordinated at the European level by the Program Support Office.
Application and participation in the program are free of charge. No application or participation fee shall be required from any organization.