iEER is selected as one of the 25 finalists of the RegioStars Award this year in the category of “30 years of Interreg: Youth empowerment for cooperation across borders. 

40% of young people indicated an interest in starting their own business in Europe. To support entrepreneurs and youth development,  the iEER resolved to answer and act on the following questions:

  • What makes or breaks a startup? 
  • What does it take to become an entrepreneur?
  • How can EU regions support young entrepreneurs to succeed? 

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What did iEER do for young Europeans?

Since 2016, the iEER project has kick started a transformation journey to help young Europeans realise their aspirations.  In this journey, the iEER installed a mindset change in public, educational and private sectors. Through peer learning and expert support, the consortium launched 50 actions (amounts to a total of €40 million EU funding investment) in developing better entrepreneurship education,  startup support and business services in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom.

One of the concrete outcome is that it has brought 31 universities together and educated more than 1100 young people from 10 European countries in just 1 year. 


What did iEER learn from/with young Europeans? 

In the past four years, iEER involved young entrepreneurs in the learning journey. Thanks to their participation in the learning camps and sharing their invaluable experience as an entrepreneur, it  have helped the deicsion makers of the iEER consoritum better understand how to imporve our policies and to serve their needs.  Check out what our entrepreneurs have to say about entrepreneurship.



The RegioStars is a EU wide competition selecting the best EU Cohesion policy projects. The winners are chosen and annonued annually.


Updated on 1.12.2020.