“Erasmus for young entrepreneurs” is the European exchange programme for entrepreneurs

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme helps aspiring European entrepreneurs acquire the skills needed to start and/or run a successful small business in Europe.

New entrepreneurs learn and exchange knowledge and business ideas with established entrepreneurs, from whom they are hosted and with whom they collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months. The stay is co-financed by the European Commission.

A double and concrete opportunity: on the one hand, the young entrepreneur lives an experience of training in the workplace at an SME based in another participating country; on the other hand, it activates relations with new markets, with the possibility to undertake international collaboration relationships and exploit potential opportunities for cooperation with foreign partners.

The programme is also beneficial for established entrepreneurs who can benefit from the stimulus provided by motivated, competent and well-trained young people.

There is no doubt that this is a collaboration from which both sides can benefit enormously, since it offers both sides new market opportunities at European level, the ability to identify new business partners and discover different ways of doing business.

In the long term, the benefits could extend to the creation of a broad network of contacts and the decision to continue cooperation, perhaps as stable business partners.

The “Erasmus for young entrepreneurs” programme is funded by the European Commission and operates throughout the participating countries thanks to the collaboration of local contact centres active in the field of business support (such as chambers of commerce, business start-up centres, business incubators, etc.). Their activities are coordinated at European level by the Programme Support Office.

To know the conditions of participation, here is the link to download the guide to the program:


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