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Awards to European Best Practices Supporting Youth Self-Employment 2016

The Awards to "European Best Practices Supporting Youth Self-Employment" organised by the European network for inclusion and local social action (E.L.I.S.A.N.), in collaboration with the Regional Union of Municipalities of Attica (P.E.D.A.), are now open for submission.
This initiative aims to enhance original, relevant and innovative actions that further ease the access to self-employment by overcoming the existing barriers, by developing the entrepreneurial culture and encouraging young people to engage in entrepreneurship in order to tackle their o

Edurobotics 2016 – International conference

The EDUROBOTICS 2016 International conference which will be held on November 26, 2016 at Innovathens, builds on the pedagogical theories of constructivism and constructionism (Piaget, Papert) and this year focuses on “Educational Robotics in the Makers Era”.


Results of European Best Practices Supporting Youth Self-Employment 2016

The Regional Union of Municipalities of Attica (P.E.D.A.) has launched the "Best European Practices Supporting Youth Self-Employment" in collaboration with the European network E.L.I.S.A.N.

27 applications were selected to be evaluated by the members of the Jury among which, 15 were selected as finalists. The following 6 have been awarded with a prize: 



Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 230 million for Greek businesses as EIF and Eurobank sign new guarantee agreements

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Eurobank Ergasias (Eurobank) have signed two guarantee agreements worth in total EUR 230 million to enhance access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greece. These agreements benefit from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. This is the largest amount of funding channelled to Greece under the Investment Plan for Europe so far.


START-Ups and SCALE-Ups in Western Europe and the World

At a recent European Commission SME Envoy meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the European group responsible for advising on policy and strategic directions for SME support in the EU discussed options for the way forward. 

Battered by continued anemic growth since the 2008 global financial crisis, hit with a flood of Middle Eastern refugees, and (in early June) facing the possibility of Brexit, the mood was anything but upbeat and the future of “Project Europe” seemed to hang in the balance.