The overall objective of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme is to enhance  entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and competitiveness of EuropeanSMEs and foster potential start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises in the Participating Countries.The purpose of the call is to select bodies which will act as Intermediary Organisations (IOs) to implement the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme at local level. They will, in particular, recruit and assist the entrepreneurs who will benefit from the programme. This call will therefore support actions of organisations enhancing and facilitating the mobility of new entrepreneurs, and is not intended for entrepreneurs willing to participate in the programme.

The Intermediary Organisations will be required to cooperate with all other organisations and authorities involved in the mobility programme, enabling new entrepreneurs to take part in mobility activities as agreed. They will receive support from the existing Support Office (SO), which helps with the coordination and management of the programme across Participating Countries.These organisations will help new entrepreneurs from Participating Countries enrich their experience, deepen their knowledge and expand their network by spending periods in enterprises run by experienced entrepreneurs in other Participating Countries. The overall objective of this programme is to enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and competitiveness of European SMEs and foster potential start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises in the Participating Countries.


This call aims at selecting consortia implementing the programme:

Consortia should be composed of at least 5 independent legal entities from at least 4 different Participating Countries. It is not allowed that a partner participates in more than one proposal. Should this happen, all the proposals involving this partner will be considered as ineligible.The coordinator and other partners must satisfy the same eligibility criteria.

Legal status eligibility:

Applicant organisations must be legal entities. They can be fully or partly public or private bodies and their core activity must be in the field of business support; private bodies must be properly constituted and registered under national law.

This may for instance include:

– Public entities responsible for or active in the fields of economic affairs, enterprise, business support or related issues,

– Chambers of commerce and industry, chambers of handicrafts or similar bodies

– Business support organisations, start-up centres and incubators,

– Business associations and business support networks,

– Public and private entities offering business support services.


The indicative budget available for EU financing under this call is 4 120 000 euro. The maximum amount of the grant that can be awarded to a project is 500.000 euro. It is expected that 8 to 10 projects can be funded under this call.


Publication day: 2014-05-20

Deadline: 2014-08-19 +17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

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