What better time than summer to get creative? The latest edition of SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2021 has been launched to give young people across Europe a platform to share their ideas on what a successful and sustainable start-up in 2030 looks like.
In this edition, we also look at the next phase of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2021 to see how many entries made it to the European stage.
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Youth Essay Competition 2021 Launch
Imagine what a successful and sustainable start-up in 2030 looks like? Which crucial competences and skills do its founders and employees have? What has been the legacy of the COVID pandemic on entrepreneurship, and how have they responded? How have they been supported to meet the twin challenges of digitalisation and sustainability?
Make your voice heard! The SME Week Youth Essay Competition is launching for the sixth time with a brand new question for the youth of Europe to answer:
What do SMEs need to become sustainable and resilient in the context of COVID-19 and other global challenges? Think about the competences and skills needed in the future for an entrepreneur, describe three promising and sustainable start-ups in 2030.
Sounds like an opportunity for you? Then, all you need to do to have a chance at winning a trip to the SME Assembly 2021 in Slovenia this November is to submit your essay of no more than 2 500 words in English before 26 September 2021. Find out more information about the application process here.
The top projects that won at the national level are competing across the six categories, including two adapted ones. This year the category of improving the business environment includes supporting the digital transition. The fifth EEPA category is completely revamped into supporting the sustainable transition by focusing on sustainability in all its facets.
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