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 CALL FOR PROPOSALS – COS-WP2014-4-05 ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

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The overall objective of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs 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.

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.

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.

By awarding grants to promote the mobility of new entrepreneurs, the Commission’s specific objectives are:

1. To provide on-the-job-training for new entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized  enterprises elsewhere in the Participating Countries in order to facilitate a  successful start-up, and development of their business ideas;

2. To foster sharing of experience and information between entrepreneurs on the obstacles and challenges of starting up and developing their businesses;

3. To enhance market access and identification of potential partners for new and established businesses in other EU and Participating Countries;

4. To support networking between entrepreneurs from different Participating Countries by building on knowledge and experience from other Participating Countries.

5.The Intermediary Organisations will deliver high quality standards so as to  deliver the following expected output for this call for proposals:  further developing a network of new entrepreneurs (NEs), host entrepreneurs (HEs) and Intermediary Organisations (IOs);  enabling around 650 new entrepreneurs to work alongside and learn from a host  entrepreneur in another Participating Country. Therefore, 1300 entrepreneurs  should be involved in this action by early 2017.

BUDGET AVAILABLE

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.

Eligible applicants

This call aims at selecting consortia implementing the programme:

1.Consortia should be composed of at least 5 independent legal entities from at least 4 different Participating Countries.

2.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.

3 The coordinator and other partners must satisfy the same eligibility criteria.

 

Deadline: 17 July 2014 17.00 hours 

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