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Sectors: Education - Training, Industry, SME Policy

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

New Independant States : Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine 

EEA : Iceland


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Responsible: European Comission


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The general objective of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) programme is to enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and competitiveness of European SMEs and foster potential start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises in the COSME Participating Countries.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To provide on-the-job-training for new entrepreneurs with established host entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized enterprises elsewhere in the COSME Participating Countries in order to facilitate a successful start-up, and development of their business ideas
– To foster sharing of experience and information between entrepreneurs on the obstacles and challenges of starting up and developing their businesses
– To enhance market access and identification of potential partners for new and established businesses in other EU and COSME Participating Countries
– To support networking between entrepreneurs from different COSME Participating Countries by building on knowledge and experience from other COSME Participating Countries 

Expected output
– Further develop a network of new entrepreneurs (NEs), host entrepreneurs (HEs) and Intermediary Organisations
– Enabling new entrepreneurs to work alongside and learn from a host entrepreneur in another COSME Participating Country
– Create new businesses, joint ventures and spin-off companies and foster cross-border business cooperation
– Enhancing the international activities and innovation potential of host entrepreneurs

Among financed actions
– Assesment
– Networking
– Reporting