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European SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2016

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Do you have a bright idea about what the EU could do to help more young people become entrepreneurs? Would you like the opportunity to share your thoughts with policymakers and entrepreneurs on a European stage?

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 essay 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.

The winner of the essay competition will receive an all expenses paid trip* to the SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia, in November, where they will present their prize-winning entry before an audience of over 600 delegates from the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship. 

Submissions are due by 2 September, 2016 and winners will be announced in Brussels in November. The rules and conditions can be found below.

And spread the news! Download the flyer and share details of the competition with your friends and on social media.

Rules

Prize

1st prize

2nd and 3rd prize:

All winners will receive promotion of their essays across SME Week social media channels.

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Need more info?

Email smeweek.secretariat@lowassociates.eu [4].


* All travel and accommodation costs to and from Bratislava, Slovakia will be covered under the 1st prize.