How can I find a host entrepreneur?
Once successfully accepted in the programme, all participants are listed in an online catalogue. Approved new and experienced entrepreneurs can search the programme's database for appropriate partners and make suggestions to their intermediary organisation.
Must the new entrepreneur find additional funds for his/her stay abroad?
Financial support to new entrepreneurs contributes to travel costs to and from the country of the stay and covers subsistence costs (in particular in terms of accommodation) during the visit. Under no circumstances will the European Commission accept ...
Can I start an exchange with a host company working in a different sector to mine?
The business sector is an important criterion for finding a suitable business partner with whom to start an exchange. You may choose up to four different sectors for the exchange, but it is recommended you choose a host company from the same sector, ...
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 ...
Can the new entrepreneur be part of a cooperative?
Employees in cooperatives may be accepted as new entrepreneurs as long as they are firmly intending to start up their own business as well as meeting the other necessary eligibility requirements set by the programme.
Can a new entrepreneur from Switzerland participate in the programme?
The current condition for all entrepreneurs, regardless of their nationality, applying for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, is to be a permanent resident in one ofparticipating country. Entrepreneurs from Switzerland can participate in ...