ERASMUS Project provides the opportunity to new entrepreneurs to travel to an experienced entrepreneur in another EU country and work with him/her for 1 to 6 months as well as to host entrepreneurs to collaborate with young entrepreneurs from other EU countries.
Duration of the 3rd cycle of the project: 1/07/2011-1/10/2012
FORTH/STEP-C as local contact point/Intermediary Organisation (IO)
Your main contact throughout the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme will be your local contact point. These entities are selected by the European Commission and they will guide you throughout your exchange: help you with your application, help you establish a successful relationship with a suitable entrepreneur as well as providing you with all the answers to your questions. You should choose a local contact point which is active in your region or in your country of residence. If you live in one of the few countries where there is no local contact point, you may want to register with a local contact point located in another European country of your choice.
You may be offered the opportunity to participate in an induction course to prepare you for your exchange.
Your local contact point will assess your application process. Once accepted, you will be able to search for an entrepreneur. A host entrepreneur’s local contact point will also offer local assistance to visiting new entrepreneurs during their stay.
A Support Office, established at the European level, cooperates closely with the European Commission and the local contact points to ensure the smooth running of the entrepreneur programme. This role is performed by FIRST ELEMENTS EUROCONSULTANS LTD. The Support Office is at your disposal for any general questions that you may have.