Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE)

The Social Entrepreneur Exchange and Development (SEEDplus) consortium is part of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme and the longest-running consortium dedicated to developing social entrepreneurship across Europe.

As a member of the SEEDplus consortium of this EU-funded programme, we are devoted to the development of social enterprises in Europe by bringing together aspiring and experienced social entrepreneurs to learn from each other.

The programme supports aspiring social entrepreneurs to connect and learn from their experienced counterparts in another participating country.

With partners in the Netherlands, Cyprus, Croatia, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Greece and Portugal, we are building the new generation of social entrepreneurs through European peer learning. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs operates through the help of local contact points, entities selected by the European Union, in order to ensure the application and exchange process will go on smoothly.

Academy of Entrepreneurship is one of your local contact points in Greece.

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Who can participate?

  • New entrepreneurs, firmly planning to set up their own business or have already started one within the last three years
  • Experienced entrepreneurs who own or manage a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise in one of the Participating Countries

Is the EYE programme postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Despite all the uncertainty and turmoil brought by the COVID-19 crisis, the EYE programme continues its work and is looking for new participants.

In the current situation, the programme has to adapt, encouraging potential applicants to:

  • Apply and get matched with an entrepreneur, so you will have an opportunity to take part in the experience as soon as exchanges will restart.
  • Join our free EYE Ecourse and Monthly Info Webinars to get an insight into the application process, the benefits of taking part in this type of entrepreneur exchanges, as well as tangible advice from EYE alumni and ways to explore creative ideas for your business!
  • Start your collaboration remotely before your actual exchange trip! This temporary adaptation will allow you to embrace the benefits of the exchange, without losing more time due to travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19. The only difference of this new format is that participants can start the exchange before the aspiring entrepreneur arrives in the country of the host entrepreneur. The programme however does not fully switch to distant learning: the remote part can take place between 1 to 3 months, and the subsequent in-person exchange can lead up to 6 months.

Sign up for one of our upcoming Info Webinars

Opportunities are not cancelled!

Contact us to find out more about the programme: