Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies

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29 Aprile 2015
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29 Aprile 2015
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The level of youth unemployment is alarmingly high in several EU Member States, with rates of over 50% recorded in Spain and Greece in 2013. In light of the potential of entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship and making Europe more entrepreneur‑friendly has recently become a priority on the EU policy agenda. However, research has shown that among young people the wish to become an entrepreneur, and their assessment of its feasibility, is lower in EU Member States than in comparable and emerging economies. This report investigates successful initiatives that have been implemented in five countries in the following areas: fostering an entrepreneurial mindset and culture; removing perceived practical and logistical barriers; and providing information, advice, coaching and mentoring to young would‑be entrepreneurs. As entrepreneurship is not a viable career path for all young people, just for the minority equipped with the right skills, attitudes and values, future initiatives should focus on this target group to ensure the best use of public funds. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Number of Pages: 
    124
    Reference No: 
    EF1507
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1373-3
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-15-144-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/274560
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    Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies

    The level of youth unemployment is alarmingly high in several EU Member States, with rates of over 50% recorded in Spain and Greece in 2013. In light of the potential of entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, promoting youth entrepreneurship and making Europe more entrepreneur‑friendly has recently become a priority on the EU policy agenda. However, research has shown that among young people the wish to become an entrepreneur, and their assessment of its feasibility, is lower in EU Member States than in comparable and emerging economies.

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    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF15071
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    Imprenditorialità giovanile: valori, attitudini, politiche - Sintesi

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Alla luce del potenziale degli imprenditori di creare occupazione e crescita sostenibile, la promozione dell'imprenditorialità giovanile e la creazione di un'Europa più favorevole agli imprenditori è diventata recentemente una priorità nell'agenda politica dell'UE. Tuttavia, le ricerche hanno dimostrato che tra i giovani il desiderio di diventare imprenditori, congiuntamente alla valutazione della relativa fattibilità, è più basso negli Stati membri dell'UE rispetto a economie comparabili ed emergenti. La presente relazione analizza iniziative di successo che sono state realizzate in cinque paesi nei seguenti settori: promozione di una mentalità e di una cultura imprenditoriale; rimozione degli ostacoli pratici e logistici percepiti nonché offerta di informazioni, consulenza, tutoraggio e assistenza ai giovani potenziali imprenditori. Le iniziative future dovrebbero focalizzarsi sulle persone in possesso delle giuste competenze, attitudini e valori per assicurare il miglior utilizzo dei fondi pubblici.

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