The Chamber of Commerce of Badajoz had presented this morning in a press conference the new European program, “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, in which the Chamber participates through YEIM (Young Entrepreneurs In Motion) project. This program is co-financed by the European Commission, operating in 37 different countries with the support of local contact points.
YEIM project aims to offer the opportunity for 345 young entrepreneurs to work with experienced entrepreneurs during a period of 1 to 6 months in other European member state.
The goal is to make the young entrepreneurs to acquire management and business creation knowledge which can be really useful to develop their own ideas in the future. Also, there is a benefit for the host entrepreneurs that can take the opportunity to provide new ideas for their companies and develop business relations with other European countries.
To participate in the program there are some minimum requirements based on the character of the young entrepreneurs, their skills and experience, some knowledge of other languages to make the most of this experience, the presentation of CV in English and an elaborated business plan.
This European Initiative offers their support through a multidisciplinary team formed by 10 entities: UNINOVA and Chamber of Commerce of Spain, University of Munster in Germany, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris, Project Ahead SC and Logos SCRL in Italy, the ICT Cluster in Bulgaria, Bohemia EU Planners SRO in Czech Republic, INFORMO in Croatia and Vamos Scotland LTD in Scotland. The YEIM network offers access to a European data base which provides to the entrepreneurs the way to find the perfect businessman for them in other European country; also it offers information and support before and during the internship and financial support – between 600 to 1000 euros depending on the destination country.
This event had been develop in the business incubator “NaveCu4tro”, property of the Chamber of Commerce of Badajoz, where an information stand had been habilitated for the near two hundred people who assisted to the event where they had the opportunity to consult their doubts about YEIM program.