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11 October 2018

Can living abroad boost your self-awareness?

(From ec.europa.eu ) But what does all of that have to do with living abroad? The study A recent study by a group of researchers from Rice University, Columbia University, the University of North Carolina and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explored the relationship between living abroad and people’s levels of self-awareness. They found some interesting links. The study was based on feedback from almost 2,000 people, including some who had lived abroad and others who hadn’t. As reported by the World Economic Forum , the results showed that living abroad increases people’s self-...
11 October 2018

European Commission and OECD launch entrepreneurship tool

The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have jointly published a tool which can act as a catalyst to make entrepreneurship policies in a city, region or EU country more inclusive and more social.
27 September 2018

Working in tourism: What’s in it for me?

(From ec.europa.eu ) Why tourism? Working in tourism offers exotic or beautiful locations, modern working spaces and a dynamic environment. Employees are often young, bringing an energy and sense of fun to teams and workplaces. There are plenty of chances for personal and career growth – and to make a difference. With work available on a permanent, part-time and seasonal basis, there are opportunities to suit everyone. What do tourism employers look for when they’re recruiting? According to research carried out as part of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ ‘Blueprint...
11 September 2018

Running or starting a small business? Here’s how EURES can help

(From ec.europa.eu ) How to get started As an EU citizen, you have the right to start a business in any Member State. To start cutting the red tape, go to Self-employment (Living and working conditions). From the drop-down menu, select the country where you want to open your SME. This should guide you step-by-step through the procedure. Advice on funding EURES doesn’t provide direct funding, but there are several EU programmes that offer loans or grants depending on what type of SME you have. To find out whether there’s a funding programme to help your SME, read A Beginner's Guide to EU...
11 September 2018

Be your own boss: Entrepreneurship and the EU

(From ec.europa.eu ) The crisis in Europe has highlighted the importance of self-employment as an opportunity for those without work. This is especially true in EU Member States that have been most affected by the economic crisis and where traditional jobs are in short supply. A new business may create jobs for others, lead to new skills, and may even give unemployed and vulnerable people a chance to contribute to society and the economy. With this in mind, the European Commission’s support strategy for entrepreneurship and self-employment has three focal points. Start-ups by the unemployed...
07 August 2018

EUR 15 million of EU financing for micro-entrepreneurs in Latvia

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ALTUM, a state-owned development institution of Latvia, have signed a microfinance guarantee agreement under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

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