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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Learn and work with an experienced entrepreneur running a SME in the EU - and give your fledgling business a European edge.

If you’re thinking of starting your own business, the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs could really open your EYEs…

A cross-border exchange programme, EYE gives aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to acquire the skills needed to run a small venture by teaming them up with experienced businesspeople who run a business in another European Union country.

The programme supports visits of one to six months, giving you the chance to hone your entrepreneurial skills and experience; consider the international potential of your business; develop important business contacts and collaborations; and access new European markets.

Success stories

Ali Foroughi

Ali launched Jungle magazine in 2013 to showcase the work of both established and aspiring creative artists around the globe.

Sophie-Louise Hyde

Launched in 2013, The Student Wordsmith is the go-to place for students and graduates keen to read material by various writers – both established and previously undiscovered – that reflects their own experiences.

Simon Lyons

Simon’s design company, Version 22, develops innovative products that address household problems – like storage and opening awkward packaging.

Ali Foroughi

Ali launched Jungle magazine in 2013 to showcase the work of both established and aspiring creative artists around the globe.

Sophie-Louise Hyde

Launched in 2013, The Student Wordsmith is the go-to place for students and graduates keen to read material by various writers – both established and previously undiscovered – that reflects their own experiences.

Simon Lyons

Simon’s design company, Version 22, develops innovative products that address household problems – like storage and opening awkward packaging.