Stephanie Koenen

Stephanie Koenen

"Entrepreneurship is a professional work model which is no longer confined to a specific group of people; by contrast, individuals and teams from various backgrounds and with a number of different motivations choose to follow this path. Support services in Europe need to be better equipped to handle this rich diversity."


United Kingdom


EU & International Project Management


1/10 Bruntsfield Crescent
Edinburgh EH10 4EZ
United Kingdom

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My Affiliation with COPIE: 

EU Coordination Expert for Communications & Mainstreaming

I am Member of the Working Group(s) or have participated in: 

Central Management Structure

The two most relevant Topics within COPIE for my work are: 

The development of new tools for ESF/ERDF Managing authorities to enhance inclusive entrepreneurship;

Providing policy recommendations that help to enable decision-makers to widen their entrepreneurship policy scope.

Description of the Organisation / Region i am working for: 

Although I am currently not working for a specific organisation/region, through my work as an EU project manager I came across a number of excellent ESF/ERDF supported entrepreneurship initiatives, both by private organisations and by public authorities. What is crucial though is keeping them alive once the funding period ends, no matter if the initiative is part of a public or a private body’s portfolio. This is why consistent planning and designing effective sustainability strategies are the keys for me.