International Business Exchange Program

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an international business exchange programme developed to strengthen business ties across the EU. The programme is open to anyone between the ages of 18-65 who is interested in starting a business or acting as a host company for 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 company anything, as the New Entrepreneur will be paid their monthly grant allowance by the EU 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 can last one to six 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.

For further information or to apply, please contact:Valentina Bilic
Tel: (01) 644 7235