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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Supporting entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and their businesses are key to European growth and competitiveness. The promotion of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture is therefore one of the four main objectives of COSME.

Examples of actions already supported by COSME include

  • The European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs provides advice and support to women entrepreneurs in the start-up, running, and growth of businesses during their early years (2nd to 4th year of business).
  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs helps new entrepreneurs (not necessarily young in years, but in the age of their businesses) by offering them an opportunity to learn from a more experienced host entrepreneur in another country. In return, the host benefits from a fresh perspective on his or her business.