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Who is on the EEPA 2017 shortlist? Time to find out!

We have kept you waiting long enough, today is the day that we can finally reveal which outstanding projects have made it onto the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) 2017 shortlist!

Before we do, we would like to highly commend the hard work of all the 2017 national winners, who have all presented a very high standard of work this year, and made the 2017 EEPA Jury’s decision very difficult. In 2017 305 National EEPA entries were received from 32 participating countries and a total of 56 projects were selected for judging by the awards jury. From these projects 15 were then narrowed down to the:


Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit

Estonia Enterprise Village [2] MTÜ Ettevõtlusküla
Finland Pikkuyrittäjät – Mini company program for primary school [3] Nuori Yrittäjyys ry (JA Finland)
France Start’Up Lycée [4] VISIONARI

Investing in entrepreneurial skills

Estonia Tech Sisters & Digigirls [5] MTÜ Kogukond Tech Sisters
Latvia University of Latvia Student Business Incubator [6] Latvijas Universitāte
Sweden Business Generator [7] Inova

Improving the business environment

Austria Innovation to Company [8] Vienna Chamber of Commerce
Netherlands Innofest [10] Stichting Innofest

Supporting the internationalisation of business

Austria Program Internationalization 2015 – 2020 [12] ecoplus International GmbH
Portugal MADEIRA VINTNERS [13] Cooperativa Agrícola do Funchal, CRL em parceria com Direção Regional de Agricultura da Região Autónoma da Madeira
UK Business West International Trade Centre [14] Business West

Responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship

France Adie Microfranchise Solidaire (AMS) [15] Adie (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique)
Portugal MUNDAR: Change your world – young entrepreneurship contest [16] ACM IP, Gestor do Programa Escolhas in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


Congratulations to all of the shortlisted projects! Promoting Enterprise will be presenting each of the shortlisted projects in greater detail in the coming weeks so be sure to come back to find out more. So who will win an EEPA 2017 award? We will find out at the SME Assembly 2017 [17] in Tallinn this November…

Want to know more? See how many times your country has submitted #EEPA [18] entries during last years:


[19]Also read about the EEPA 2017 national winners [20], the 2017 EEPA Jury [21] and the EEPA 2016 winners [22], all right here on Promoting Enterprise.