Save the date! Developing Solutions Towards Economic Growth and Job Creation

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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Europe:
Developing Solutions Towards Economic Growth and Job Creation
24th May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
NH Brussels Carrefour de l’Europe

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This timely Symposium will offer an opportunity to examine current challenges and developments related to entrepreneurship in Europe as well as to evaluate the role of small and medium size enterprises for economic growth. It will explore entrepreneurship as a way to enhance employability and discuss solutions to transform business failures into learning opportunities for future improvements. The conference will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate with local and regional practitioners and policymakers at EU level.

Delegates will:

  • Discuss the latest developments regarding entrepreneurship at EU level
  • Assess the role of SMEs in fostering economic growth
  • Explore the potential of entrepreneurship in tackling unemployment
  • Analyse ways forward and challenges for start-ups in Europe

Key Speakers

Simone Baldassarri, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Unit F.2 – Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship, European Commission

Ekaterina Mulder, RCE Rhine-Meuse, OPEDUCA Project

Katarzyna Pawlak, Deputy Director, Microfinance Centre (MFC)

Prof. Dr Marcus Dejardin, Director of the Chair of Excellence for Research and Expertise in Entrepreneurship (CHEREE), Member of CERPE and CIRTES, University of Namur and Université catholique de Louvain

Thibaut Claes, Innovation Manager, Startups.be

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