On 27 September 2010 the Mini Europe project representatives of European regions come back to Hungary to the second Thematic Conference of the project. The second project event in Debrecen offers an excellent opportunity to recognize the best practices and to review the work done.
Among the results and best practices Sweden with „Summer Entrepreneur” program can except significant interest. This program was developed by the Swedes during the last eight years in order to create micro-entreprises and mini-companies. The participations of the project are unemployed or vacationer young people who create summer job opportunities for themselves with formation of their own company. Based a canadian example Vasternorrland county was the iniciative of the program which kept important to prepare the young people for their own potential entrepreneurial future. Today more than 40 municipalities from the 13 regions exploit the opportunity in Sweden and each year 600-700 people participate in the programs.
North-West England participate in the Mini Europe project and have more good practices about supporting women’s business. The Tameside Business Family program aims to increase the number of start-up companies. The program is already very popular in the region, which previously had little tradition of entrepreneurship. In the frame of the program the experienced players of the business life help to the enquirer persons to set up their own businesses. The Business Family in 2009 won the Enterprising Britain Regional and Innovation Awards.
During the event, besides the international good practices, participants will get an overview about the EU programs, the Hungarian and regional funding systems designed for SMEs. An interesting Hungarian good practice will be introduced by one of Észak-Alföd region’s best performing clusters, about the use of international and national funds for SME and cluster development purposes.
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