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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

The BIC has secured European funding to encourage businesses to collaborate with overseas partners.

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a European exchange programme which offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend 1-6 months in a European business.  Entrepreneurs in the early stages of planning or starting a business, or who have been trading for less than three years can participate in the programme.

Erasmus also allows for established businesses to act as a ‘host’ and to welcome a European entrepreneur to work with them.

As a new entrepreneur

  • You receive a grant for travel, living and accommodation costs
  • Receive support from an experienced entrepreneur
  • Develop new international contacts and networks

Being a host

  • If your business has been trading for more than three years you can become a host
  • A new entrepreneur works on a specific business project
  • You receive fresh ideas and develop new international contacts

Take a look at some of our Erasmus success stories:

For more information contact Louise Hardy on 0191 516 6170 or email