Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program

What is the program about?

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program funded by the EC is a crossborder exchange program providing to new or prospective entrepreneurs opportunities  to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small enterprises located in other states in the scope of the program.


What is the main goal of the program?

Exchange of experience takes place during a stay with an experienced entrepreneur who helps the young entrepreneur obtain skills required to run a small business. The benefits for the host entrepreneur are in terms of new prospects for development of his/her business and for building partnerships with counterparts abroad or networking.


Who is eligible to apply under the program?

To be eligible, new entrepreneurs have to meet one of the following requirements:

  • To be determined to start their own business based on a viable business plan;
  • To have started own business in the past three years.

The future (or the already registered) company or business can be from any sector of the economy. There are no age restrictions.


What are the deadlines for application in calls for proposals under the program?

You can apply at any time.


How can you apply under the program?

Each new entrepreneur must prepare the following documents: CV, motivation letter, and business plan. The next step is to register via an online form. New entrepreneurs who are willing to participate in the exchange program for entrepreneurs should apply through the website of the European Commission, selecting the intermediary organization in charge they prefer. The intermediary organization in charge must be operating in the home country of the entrepreneur as it will function as management and local contact point throughout the process. Subsequent steps are described in detail on the website of the program.


For more information
For more information

Additional information on Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is available on the website of:


Operational Programme
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