Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs – Ready to pack your bags?

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme helps by providing aspiring European entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and run a successful small business in Europe. New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.

The stay is partly financed by the European Commission


As a new entrepreneur, you will benefit from on-the-job training in a small or medium-sized enterprise elsewhere in the participating countries. This will ease the successful start of your business or strengthen your new enterprise. You can also benefit from access to new markets, international cooperation and potential possibilities for collaboration with business partners abroad.

It is really a win-win collaboration whereby both new and host entrepreneur also discover new European markets or business partners, different ways of doing business. In the long term, as a new entrepreneur you will benefit from wide networking opportunities, and, possibly, decide to continue your collaboration, possibly as long-term business partners (e.g. joint ventures, sub-contracting activities, contractor-supplier relationships, etc).

Do not forget the grant for your stay abroad

The financial support that the new entrepreneurs receive, contributes to travel and subsistence costs during the visit. The grant is paid by the local contact point chosen by the new entrepreneur (registered in the online application).

What can we do for you?

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development is one of the local contact points in Greece. We are one of the intermediate supporting organizations collaborating in the consortium EYE on Europe. So, either you are a new or host entrepreneur in Greece and you’d like to apply for the programme, we are glad to assist you hereby.

Contact Person: Thodoris Alexandrou (

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Thodoris Alexandrou
Financial Officer

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