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The general objective of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs 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 Participating Countries.
The purpose of this call for proposals is to select Intermediary Organisations (IOs) to implement the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme at local level. They will, in particular, recruit the entrepreneurs and assist them to benefit from the programme. This call for proposals will therefore support actions of organisations enhancing and facilitating the exchanges of new with host entrepreneurs. The call is not targeted directly at entrepreneurs willing to participate in an EYE exchange. Interested entrepreneurs must contact the selected IOs implementing the programme.
Proposals must focus on matching new with host entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs from any economic sector are welcome to participate, a priori. The eligibility criteria as stipulated in the “Quality Manual” have to be respected.
For this call, specific entrepreneur targets are required for both recruitment and matching.
Proposals must foresee to match a minimum of 10% of their overall relationship target to entrepreneurs from underrepresented countries.Applicants must also include an approximate number of entrepreneurs to be recruited for that purpose (NEs and HEs).
Proposals shall also include in their target groups entrepreneurs who propose “sustainable/green” and “digital” business models. Applicants must also define the intended number of relationships of those compared to the overall proposal target. The proposal should also indicate how this specific target should be achieved. Applicants must also include an approximate number of entrepreneurs to be recruited for that purpose (NEs and HEs) for each of the above groups.
Proposals shall also aim at ensuring a gender balance of recruited entrepreneurs, both new and hosts.
Proposals must choose among two types of projects: large or small.
Target audience: organisations whose core activities is the support of small businesses and entrepreneurs and who deliver business support services to start-ups or young entrepreneurs.
Available budget: EUR 40 000 000
Our online information event took place on 3 May 2022, and you can check the recordings and download the presentations below:
As additional information, the document below lists all Intermediary Organisations (IOs) that ever participated in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. This resource can help you find partners and count their years of experience in the programme:
Please find below an additional document you need to include in your application: