21st Networking Meeting of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

The 6th and 7th of March took place in Brussels the “21st Networking Meeting of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” (EYE), where the different consortiums participating in the programme had the opportunity to learn about the future of the EYE programme and to interact and exchange best practices with different intermediary organisations.

The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, as part of the of the programme since 2016, attended to this event. During the first day, different representatives from the European Commission (EC) unveiled future novelties that will be implemented in the programme. On the second day, a consortium meeting was organised to define the priority lines of actions for the coming year.

One of the main novelties announced by the EC is the initiative “EYE Global”, a pilot project that will allow 120 new entrepreneurs to do their exchange in countries such as Israel, Singapore and United States (specifically in the states of Pennsylvania and New York). This pilot project will be launched next May and will be in place for two years.

The other relevant announcement made by the EC representatives was the agreement on the continuity of the programme after 2021.  The EC is already working on the next programming period and the future of the programme has been guaranteed even though some modifications might be included.  The success of this programme after 7 years of implementation and its role in boosting entrepreneurial cooperation across Europe justifies the ambition of the EC to opt for the continuity of the programme.