EU Commission Publication 'The ESF: supporting entrepreneurs and the self-employed'

'Small businesses and the men and women who start them are the backbone of the EU economy, contributing greatly to wealth creation and employment. Entrepreneurship can also offer independence and selffulfilment to those who take up the challenge. Supporting self-employment and entrepreneurship is an ESF priority, in particular giving help and guidance to potential entrepreneurs from disadvantaged social groups who often face more obstacles to setting up their own businesses.' (EU Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities)

The full document is published on the website of the EU Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities and is available for download below.