Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs  is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur (Host Entrepreneur) , which helps the New Entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm.

The program involves staying with the Host Entrepreneur  from 1 to 6 months.


During the course of the project, the New Entrepreneur will develop their own entrepreneurial project, in close collaboration with the Host Entrepreneur.

The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.

The stay is partially funded by the European Union, through the payment of a monthly grant (the amount of which varies depending on the country of destination of the New Entrepreneur).

Whether you are a new or highly experienced entrepreneur, the programme can offer strong added value to your business: possible benefits include exchange of knowledge and experience, networking opportunities across Europe, new commercial relations or markets abroad.


Relationships built

Host entrepreneurs

Countries involved

Over 100
Successful stories

The intermediary organisations of the EM consortium are based in Europe and are responsible for promoting a profitable exchange between young entrepreneurs and host entrepreneurs.

They provide comprehensive support to young entrepreneurs who wish to take advantage of the EYE grant, including help with the preparation of the business plans required for the online application.    





Young Entrepreneur Kovacs Agota’s success story in Porto, Portugal


  Young entrepreneur Reggiani's success story in the Netherlands


Lukas Perminas in Copenhagen 


To participate in the Programme, young entrepreneurs must draft their business plans and provide them to the EU Commission.

The EM consortium supports its new entrepreneurs by implementing Kabada, which is based on artificial intelligence and has been selected as the official tool for entrepreneurial learning.


The exchange was positive and beneficial for me and I would strongly recommend it for people interested in the international market demands.
I can say I discovered myself here, this experience showing me a new perspective of what you can do in the tourism industry and how a company works from its roots.

Rebeka Dragoman
 • NE, HighContrast SRL-D 

This exchange has been extremely positive to me, since I gained understanding in the basics of marketing, financial analysis and enterprise management. Besides, the HE and I have defined future work relations with the purpose to penetrate into the existing digital market.
 I would recommend this experience to anyone who is willing to gain a different point of view about the European market and so extend his/her own geographical aspirations to start a new business. This is the perfect way to think of a world with no boundaries!

Bacea Emilia Diana
 • NE, Physical Therapist 

Having the possibility of working with a young resource deserving the definition of New Entrepreneur means to take advantage of an amplifier of ideas. You can throw at her your ideas, experiences and plans. Then, often, you’ll get them back improved. All of this is cost and risk free. What the NE can take away from such program is that next time she will face a problem, she will have the chance of asking a free advice to the HE and then repeat the magic for her own advantage.

Valentino Servizi
 • HE, IT and Business Development, Copenhagen