Call for proposals — DG ENTR No ENT/ERA/09/311 Erasmus for young entrepreneurs ERASMUS Closed!


The general objective of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is to facilitate exchanges of experience, learning and networking for new EU entrepreneurs by means of working with an experienced entrepreneur in another EU country.

The specific objectives of the programme are:

  • On-the-job-training for new entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) elsewhere in the EU in order to facilitate a successful start and development of their business ideas.
  • Exchanges of experience and information between entrepreneurs on obstacles and challenges to starting up and developing their businesses.
  • To enhance market access and identification of potential partners for new and established businesses in other EU countries.
  • Networking by building on knowledge and experience from other European countries.

This call for proposals aims to help new EU entrepreneurs enrich their experiences, learning and networking by spending periods in enterprises run by experienced entrepreneurs in other EU Member States. The overall objective of the preparatory action is to enhance the entrepreneurship, internationalisation and competitiveness of potential start-up entrepreneurs and newly established micro and small enterprises in the EU.


The call comprises two lots with two types of activity:

  • Funding for European partnerships and national and regional public authorities enhancing and facilitating the mobility of nascent entrepreneurs.
  • Support, coordination and networking linked to the activities mentioned in Lot 1.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 May 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call Text (Other)
  • Guide for Submission (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for proposals - Erasmus for young entrepreneurs 2009 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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