Entrepreneur

16 October 2018

Social enterprise: Entrepreneurship with a social impact

(From ec.europa.eu ) As pointed out by the European Commission, entrepreneurship and self-employment help create jobs, develop skills and give unemployed and vulnerable people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy. Accounting for 14% of total employment, self-employed people play an important role in the EU economy. The latest Eurostat figures show that 30.6 million people aged 15-64 in the EU were self-employed in 2016. Considering that SMEs make up 99% of companies in the EU and account for two thirds of total employment, it’s clear why the Commission supports these...
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...
29 October 2018

Youth Guarantee – two new reports focus on vulnerable groups, employment and entrepreneurship

The two reports highlight concrete practices on key aspects of the Youth Guarantee – activation measures for vulnerable groups of young people, and employment offers. Both reports build on experience from the ground, following five years of Youth Guarante...
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.
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).
05 December 2017

Disadvantaged groups in the labour market: OECD/EU report marks added value of entrepreneurship

Policy measures to facilitate entrepreneurship among disadvantaged groups can help create jobs and tackle social exclusion, according to The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017, a joint report by the OECD and European Commission.
29 May 2017

Copernicus building skills actions

Published : Mon, 29 May 2017 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 The European Commission is launching a call for proposals aimed at cooperation between Copernicus and Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs). The aim is to provide the skills needed to access ...
21 March 2017

Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation

Published : Tue, 21 Mar 2017 The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation took place on 17 March 2017. It gathered 16 EU regions, Commission services and the Committee of th...

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