Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Exchange Programme 2019

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Are you thinking of starting your own business, or have you recently done so? Or perhaps you are already running a successful business and would like to expand it to new markets, or get fresh ideas? Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs could be for you!

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.


Active participation in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme offers aspiring entrepreneurs access to a wide range of benefits to help successfully run or start a new business:

Up to six months stay with an experienced entrepreneur in another Participating Country to gain first-hand knowledge about business start-up in a wide range of areas such as: marketing/sales, financial accounting, customer relations, business finance etc. You will also have the opportunity to improve your business plan, as well as:

  • Building self-confidence and skills: sector-specific knowledge or know-how, technical and management skills
  • Opportunities for collaboration with other entrepreneurs and the development of cross-border business co-operation
  • Networking and building of strong relationships, which can be useful for mutual consulting, business referrals, and for finding business partners abroad
  • Insights into different cultural and organisational settings and how companies function in another Participating Country;
  • Insights into the business environment of another Participating Country
  • Improved language skills


  • Open to new entrepreneurs, firmly planning to set up their own business or have already started one within the last three years and experienced entrepreneurs who own or manage a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise in one of the Participating Countries
  • Be over 18 years old;
  • Be a permanent resident in one of the Participating Countries: European Member States, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo;
    Have a concrete project or business idea, reflected in a business plan.

How to Participate

For more information regarding the registration process, please go through our simple step-by-step Registration Guide for new entrepreneurs and for host entrepreneurs.
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