Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies

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29 april 2015
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29 april 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.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF15071
    Catalogue info

    Ungt företagande: Värderingar, attityder, politik

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Mot bakgrund av företagandets potential att skapa sysselsättning och hållbar tillväxt, har främjandet av ungt företagande och strävan att göra Europa mer företagarvänligt nyligen blivit en prioritering på EU:s politiska agenda. Undersökningar har dock visat att ungdomars önskan att starta företag, och deras uppfattning av hur genomförbart detta är, är lägre i EU-medlemsstaterna än i jämförbara ekonomier och ekonomier under utveckling. I den här rapporten granskas framgångsrika initiativ som har genomförts i fem länder inom följande områden: Främjande av en företagaranda och företagarkultur bland unga, avlägsnande av identifierade praktiska och logistiska hinder, samt tillhandahållande av information, rådgivning, vägledning och mentorskap till unga blivande företagare. För att använda de offentliga investeringarna på bästa sätt bör framtida initiativ riktas till ungdomar med rätt kompetens, värderingar och idéer.

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