The European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) are under way across Europe, but what does a competition look like on national level? Today our EEPA journey takes us to Belgium, where the national competition is coordinated by National Coordinator Francis Otte.
Since 2006, Belgium has been participating in the EEPA awards scheme, and submitted a great variety of projects to compete at both national and European level. Of the all projects submitted, 3 have placed on the annual European shortlist and 3 have won prizes at European level, in both the ‘Investing in entrepreneurial skills’ and ‘Improving the business environment’ categories.
Find out more about previous Belgian winners:
- Fondation pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement de l’Esprit d’Entreprendre (FREE) (Investing in entrepreneurial skills, 2006)
- Cap’Ten, sois capitaine de ton projet (Investing in entrepreneurial skills, 2007)
- Starterscontracten voor Ondernemers (Improving the business environment, 2013)
This year the Belgian competition is open until 7 May 2018, so Belgian projects you know what to do! Get your applications in before your national deadline of 7 May 2018 in order to have the chance to represent Belgium on the European EEPA stage at the SME Assembly 2018.