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What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?”

European SME Week, under the patronage of the European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, has launched a youth essay contest aimed at 16-25 year olds across Europe.

Write an essay of no more than 2,500 words under the heading: “What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?” and you could be in with a chance of getting your voice heard on one of Europe’s most pressing economic questions.

The first prize winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to the SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia, in November, where he/she will present the essay to an audience of over 600 delegates from the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship. 2nd and 3rd prize winners will have their video presenting their essays streamed on the event wall at the SME Assembly.
All winners will receive promotion of their essays across SME Week social media channels.
Winners will be announced in Brussels in November.

The competition is part of European SME Week, an annual pan-European campaign to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. The flagship events of the Week are the SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony.

Deadline to submit entries: 2 September 2016.

Find out more here