European SME Week 2016. The European SME Week will take place will take place in Bratislava on 23 – 25 November 2016. The European SME Week is a pan-European campaign that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. It helps existing entrepreneurs find information on available support and tries to encourage more people to set up their own businesses. Coordinated by the European Commission, this campaign consists of events throughout the whole year. The main event of the European SME Week is organised every autumn together with the SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony. The SME Assembly is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The conference takes place once a year during the European SME Week. Together with the network of SME Envoys, the assembly creates the governance structure of the Small Business Act.
European SME Week Youth Competition 2016
European SME Week, under the patronage of the European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, is launching a youth essay contest aimed at 16-25 year olds across Europe. Rules: The competition is open to all 16 to 25 year olds from European Member States or COSME partners countries. The title of the essay is “What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?”. Essays must not exceed 2,500 words in length. All essays must be in English. Only one entry per applicant. The deadline for submissions is 2 September, 2016. The winners will be announced in November ahead of SME Week. Prizes: 1st prize – An all expenses paid trip to the 2016 SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia, to present their essay to 600+ Assembly delegates. 2nd and 3rd prize – A video of the runners-up presenting their essay will be streamed on the event wall at the SME Assembly. All winners will receive promotion of their essays across European SME Week social media channels.
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