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Women entrepreneurs [What Europe does for you]

If you are a self-employed woman seeking support to launch your own company, you may be interested to know that the EU is encouraging women to start up in business and lending a helping hand. Continue reading

Young Entrepreneurs [What Europe does for you]

Have you always wanted to be your own boss? You are not alone: around 44 % of young Europeans would like to set up their own business. Reality paints a different picture however: in 2011, only 4 % of 15-24 year-olds were self-employed. A lack of skills and funding are what usually get in the way. Continue reading

Freelancers [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for freelancers. Continue reading

Promoting entrepreneurship through education

Presented as an individual’s ability to turn ideas into actions, entrepreneurship has evolved over time to embrace creativity, innovation and risk taking, as well as the ability to set-up and run a business. Entrepreneurship is now considered as a key competence for all which should be promoted at all levels of education (from primary school … Continue reading

Cosme: boosting economic recovery by supporting small and medium sized enterprises

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are identified to be key players in economic recovery. They are significant drivers in achieving the targets for growth and jobs set in the EU2020 strategy. However, without sufficient support in different stages of their life-cycle SMEs face challenges particularly in the fields of competitiveness and financing. COSME – … Continue reading

Self-employment and social security: effects on innovation and economic growth

Self-employment and entrepreneurship represent an important force for innovation and economic growth. Self-employed people make up more than 15% of workers in the European Union. Although the majority work solely on their own account, almost a third of the self-employed create jobs for others. Whilst social security systems differ from one Member State to another, … Continue reading

Women’s entrepreneurship in the EU

Female entrepreneurship is important to the European Union (EU) for both gender equality and economic growth. Yet, while women are catching up on labour markets, the gender gap in entrepreneurship is still wide. In 2012, women made up only 31% of self-employed European citizens, and only 10% of working women are self-employed. Entrepreneurship appears to … Continue reading

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