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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 is the fourth edition in a series of publications that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation, economic growth and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. It shows that there is substantial potential to combat unemployment and increase labour market participation by facilitating business creation in populations such as women, youth, the unemployed, and migrants. However, the specific problems they face need to be recognised and addressed with effective and efficient policy measures.
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WHAT IS INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
It is entrepreneurship that contributes to social inclusion to give all people an equal opportunity to start up and operate businesses. Target groups are those who are disadvantage and under-represented in entrepreneurship and self-employment, including youth, women, seniors, ethnic minorities and immigrants, disabled people and many other groups.
WHY IS INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IMPORTANT?
Today nearly 26 million people in the European Union are unemployed and actively seeking work. One of the responses to moving people back into work is through business creation and self-employment, which is a key outcome sought from inclusive entrepreneurship policies, and with it greater labour market participation by the target population groups.
Each year a report called the Missing Entrepreneurs will be produced to disseminate an evidence base on inclusive entrepreneurship and self-employment activities and policies in the EU. Read more...
A series of short notes aimed at policy makers are produced to examinate issues and policies for particular social inclusion target groups and specific policy tools that can support them. Read more...
CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINARS
Seminars are held for high-level policy makers in EU Member States to facilitate mutual learning and to build capacity of inclusive entrepreneurship policies. Read more...