Listen to a COPIE Affiliate...

Florian Brix

on his experience of designing and using suitable quality management tools for inclusive entrepreneurship.

Recent Articles


In January 2013, the European Commission has published the 'Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan' as part of its...


A new report on the application of the COPIE Diagnosis Tool in Portugal is available for download...

Policy Debate

Policy Debate

...Inclusive Entrepreneurship is timely:

In 2009, ‘necessity entrepreneurs’ made up 2 million people in the EU-27. In many European countries, this number is increasing. The economic and social impact of necessity entrepreneurship is significant: according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, about one third of the companies questioned responded that they had created between one and five new jobs between 2008 and 2010.

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the Europe2020 strategy and will play a significant role in achieving the employment target of 75% for 2020. Using EU Structural funds effectively to support entrepreneurship can serve as a crucial strategy for European Member States and regions to exploit their full economic and employment potential.

More information and articles on inclusive entrepreneurship policy as well the COPIE-own reports can be found on the following pages.