Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an international business exchange programme developed to strengthen business ties across the EU! It’s not just for students: the programme is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 65 who is interested in starting a business or hosting a talented European entrepreneur.

If you are a business owner, you could host a new and talented entrepreneur from another European country.

If you have less than 3 years of business experience or are planning to start up a business, you could travel as a new entrepreneur. 

How does it work?

  • Host Entrepreneurs will be the owner or manager of an Irish SME** willing to share their knowledge and experience with a new entrepreneur and act as a mentor. Taking on someone from another European country for a short work placement will not cost the Host Entrepreneur, as the New Entrepreneur will be paid their monthly grant allowance for the duration of their stay.

  • New Entrepreneurs may travel to another European country* for a work placement in a company of their choosing. Placements usually last one to three months, and are supported by grant payments of up to €1,100 per month. Click here for a table of grant aid available per country.


If you are interested in taking part you please contact or (+353) 1 644 7235 for the application form.

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