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Thematic Groups

Thematic Groups

Learning and good practice exchange between partners is organised around the five themes of

  • Action Planning
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Quality Management
  • Integrated Business Support
  • Access to Finance

The thematic groups consist of five to seven partners each. They have

  • conducted regional baselines studies in each of the five themes;
  • held international inclusive entrepreneurship strategy workshops;
  • carried out regional in-depth analysis and conducted regional surveys;
  • initiated pan-European collaboration networks and platforms;
  • developed of a series of specific tools for supporting for inclusive entrepreneurship.

Please find more details on the following pages.