EU offers grants for young entrepreneurs: ERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs

A not-to-be-missed “Learning-By-Doing” opportunity is on offer to a national from any Overseas Country and Territory* (name OCT – see list below) in Brussels, Belgium, to work with an experienced business person whose specialization is innovation. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic entrepreneur to learn more about the importance of innovation in business, business promotion, European Union project development and communication for a period of 1-6 months.

A grant for living costs and return travel costs to Brussels – €1,100 per month in total – is offered by the European Commission.

Any EU member state – Under same EU programme, ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, many other opportunities are available. OCT citizens to be mentored in any of the EU’s 28 Member States, for 1-6 months, by successful business persons. All business sectors are included – agriculture, the green and blue economy, ICT … OCT nationals can elect a mentorship in any EU country apart from the OCT associated member state.

For all placements, applicants should be interested in business development and be ready to draft up a brief plan for a business start-up. Business graduates with great ideas for a start-up can also apply.

Find out more from: innovation@octa-innovation.eu

*Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Greenland, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saba, St. Bathelemy, St. Helena, St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Wallis and Futuna.

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