Are legal entity forms of no profit cultural associations (NGOs) eligible?
NGOs, non-profit making organisations, foundations and cooperatives can participate in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme providing they meet the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise definition set by the European Commission.
In addition, these bodies must be regularly engaged in an economic activity and show significant elements of entrepreneurship.
The responsible intermediary organisation will assess whether these criteria have been fulfilled.
Can I participate in the programme even though my country of residence has no intermediary organisation working on the programme?
They are currently no intermediary organisations in Malta, FYROM, Armenia, Moldova and Luxembourg. It is unusual for host entrepreneurs from these countries to participate in the programme, as there are no intermediary organisations on site to ...
Can a family member, who is planning to take over a family enterprise, participate in the programme as a new entrepreneur?
Yes, a family member, who has taken over the family business or who is planning to do so, may participate in the programme. While the business may have existed for more than 3 years, the new entrepreneur wasn’t heading the family business per se, and ...
Can an independent professional (for instance, a lawyer) apply as an entrepreneur in the programme?
Yes, according to the European Union definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprise, self-employed professionals are considered entrepreneurs. Independent professionals can participate in the programme as new entrepreneurs, provided that the ...