Business

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...
12 December 2017

Peer Review on ‘Social entrepreneurship to tackle unmet social challenges’, Oslo, Norway, 12 and 13 December 2017

In Norway, the growth of social entrepreneurship and social innovation has primarily been driven by individuals, enterprises and investors. Political interest in the field was demonstrated in 2011 with the establishment of a grant for social entrepreneurs...
18 September 2017

Dual use technology in the EU – SME success stories on EU funding

Published : Mon, 18 Sep 2017 Several SMEs have successfully taken advantage of EU funding to develop dual-use projects. Their businesses are in the limelight of the new brochure the Commission just released.
02 May 2017

Study on information and assistance needs of businesses operating cross-border within the EU

Published : Tue, 02 May 2017 This study identifies businesses' expectations in terms of online information and personalised assistance in order to comply with regulations in other EU countries, assesses the gaps between identified needs and...
25 April 2017

Study about administrative formalities of important procedures and administrative burdens for businesses

Published : Tue, 25 Apr 2017 This study examines the formalities and costs that EU companies face when undertaking certain administrative procedures. It contributes to an impact assessment for the 'Single Digital Gateway' initiative - part ...
24 April 2017

Member States' competitiveness report

Published : Mon, 24 Apr 2017 The Member States' Competitiveness Report provides information on the competitiveness of the EU and compares the progress achieved by EU countries in areas such as general business environment, innovation and sk...

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