• 07-MAR-2012

Boost Young Entrepreneurs with EU Policy Shift, MEPs say

The EPP Group on March 7 called on EU governments to support any measures that help young entrepreneurship in a move to fight the unacceptable 21% rate of youth unemployment in the EU. "Our objective has been to openly debate what could be the best measures at European level to support young entrepreneurship. The European Commission put some important proposals on the table last December which should be urgently addressed", explained Pablo Zalba MEP after a Hearing on the issue hosted by the EPP Group. The meeting, also organised by French MEP Damien Abad, counted the participation of the European Commissioner for Employment, Daniel Calleja, Director of Entreprise & Industry, European Commission, Claudio Boada, President of the Spanish 'Círculo de Empresarios', as well as representatives from innovation companies such as Google, Tuenti, EyeOS, NASF and from different entrepreneurship institutes across the EU. Available asset includes an edited package.