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Benat Egana

on the preconditions for promoting quality management for inclusive entrepreneurship.

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The Thematic Group on Business Integrated Support Services aims at identifying the necessary steps that should be...


COPIE Entrepreneurship Education Diagnosis Tool

COPIE’s Entrepreneurship Education Tool...


On the topic of Access to Finance for small and medium enterprises, COPIE offers ESF and ERDF Managing Authorities...

COPIE Toolkit


Many people across Europe are falling through a gap between entrepreneurship and employment policies. On the one hand, many of those responsible for economic and business development feel that entrepreneurship is primarily the reserve of the more educated and technologically advanced members of society. On the other hand, those concerned with social inclusion and employment policy often feel that the way to combat exclusion is through employment.

COPIE argues that people from disadvantaged groups can help to create their own future rather than hope that decent jobs trickle down from the high technology, high growth sectors. Widening participation in enterprise can enable more people to benefit from Europe’s enterprise culture.

Based on its network experience, COPIE has published a COPIE Toolkit for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. The Tookit is designed to help policy makers and regional and national ESF and ERDF Managing Authorities from across Europe to develop and deliver successful inclusive entrepreneurship support.

The full COPIE Toolkit document is available for download here.

The following chart provides an overview of the different tools that COPIE has developed. More information on specific areas can be found by using the side navigation to the left.


COPIE Resources MapBusiness Advisor PassportBusiness Advisor Training ModulesCOPIE Business Advisor Self-Help GuideCOPIE Business Advisor ProfilingCOPIE Skills requirements survey for business advisorsManual on Access to FinanceFinland ESF Entrepreneurship Case StudyEntrepreneurship Education Diagnosis Tool:Action Planning: How to plan for legacyAction Planning: How to agree an evaluation strategyAction Planning: How to build a sustainable campaignAction Planning: How to create a common visionCOPIE Diagnosis Tool