EXCITE 2.0 aims to connect really committed 72 new and 72 experienced European entrepreneurs in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) to exchange knowledge and new ideas on entrepreneurship and innovation to provide access to markets across Europe, boosting international access and business development in the cultural and creative sector.
ECBN is the local contact point for EYE for all new entrepreneurs and host entrepreneurs from the Netherlands!
EXCITE 2.0 represents the consortium of 8 partners – Intermediary Organizations in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme with a particular focus on entrepreneurship in Creative and Culture Industries.
- Creative Industry Košice
- European Creative Business Network
- Ale municipality
- Creative Region Linz and Upper Austria
- City of Gelsenkirchen
- Kulturni Kod
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs (New Entrepreneurs) the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs (Host Entrepreneurs) running small businesses in other participating countries. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets. The new entrepreneurs’ stay is partially funded by the European Union.
EXCITE 2.0 directly covers European regions and cities in 8 countries:
- City of Gelsenkirchen – Germany
- City of Rotterdam – Netherlands
- City of Ljubljana – Slovenia
- City of Belgrade – Serbia
- Košice region – Slovakia
- Linz and Upper Austria – Austria
- Region of Ale municipality – Sweden
- Bizkaia province – Spain
Consortium partners based in the covered countries provide bursaries for new entrepreneurs wanting to go to another European country in order to learn from an experienced entrepreneur based there. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur.
Duration: February 2018 – January 2020
More about the programme: http://www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/
Where to apply: http://www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/page.php?cid=3#.VQL2UI6iHRk