Erasmus For Young Enterpreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: the European Exchange Programme for Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs consists of a cross-border exchange aimed at giving the opportunity to potential and newly established entrepreneurs to shadow an experienced entrepreneur in another European country.

The European Union partially finance the stay. The Programme supports New Entrepreneurs in gaining entrepreneurial competencies: thus the experience will contribute to the success and innovation of small and medium-sized companies in Europe.

The Host Entrepreneurs indeed benefit from new and fresh ideas to develop in their business and they have the chance to enlarge their market abroad.

The New Entrepreneur receives a financial support. It contributes to travel and subsistence costs during the staying abroad; the IO (Intermediary Organisation) calculates the financial support on the basis of the monthly lump sum for the chosen country.

The role of CSCS

CSCS is officially appointed by the European Commission as a Lead Intermediary Organisation of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs network: CSCS coordinates the EM consortium that is one of the most active performers in the EYE programme.

With a solid network of over 100 intermediary organisations across EU member states and beyond, CSCS supports entrepreneurs in establishing business partnerships and developing strategic project-related activities.

Who can participate?

  • New Entrepreneurs who are planning or have already started (within the last three years) their own business
  • Experienced Entrepreneurs who own or manage a Small-Medium Sized Company in one of the Participating Countries.

Whether you are a new or highly experienced entrepreneur, the programme can offer strong added value to your business: possible benefits include exchange of knowledge and experience, networking opportunities across Europe, new commercial relations or markets abroad.

To know more about the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme please visit the official web sites:

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Subjec t: Coronavirus – exceptional measures with regard to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects

In the context of the measures taken by the Italian Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus infection in Northern Italy, I would like to inform you that the measures announced in our note of 31 January 2020 (ref. Ares(2020)619972) shall be considered fully applicable to any mobility in affected areas of programme and partner countries where the virus is detected and which are considered at risk. In line with the abovementioned note, National Agencies are requested to inform the participating organisations concerned and instruct them to contact the individual participants who already are in, or are planning to leave for the affected areas within the coming days or weeks. Participants should also be reminded of the assistance that can be provided by embassies, consulates and honorary consulates in the country of their stay. It is for the participating organisations and individuals to decide on the course of action to take in the light of national travel advice and repatriation schemes. The National Agencies should however monitor closely, in cooperation with the participating organisation, if the area of the planned mobility can be considered safe by the time of travel for the entire duration of the mobility or project activity. Please be reminded that National Agencies may apply the force majeure clause to activities taking place in any affected area as well as to incoming mobility from these areas, as foreseen in the template of the grant agreement between National Agencies and the beneficiaries and as defined in the programme guide and other contractual documents. National Agencies may thereby cancel, postpone or move activities planned in such regions in the most flexible way, notwithstanding the respect of the general legal framework applying to Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Given the exceptional circumstances, the same principles can be applied also to any incoming mobility from affected regions. However, when assessing additional costs linked to a case of force majeure, the National Agencies should apply the provisions established in section 3.16 of the Guide for National Agencies. Justified repatriation costs will be accepted as exceptional costs, whereas normal reporting requirements apply.