Extracts from the press conference by Antonio Tajani on the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-075791   Duration: 10:02:05  Lieu:
End production: 09/01/2013   First transmission: 09/01/2013
On 9 January 2013, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, presented an action plan to support entrepreneurs and revolutionise entrepreneurial culture in Europe. The plan stresses the key role of education and training to nurture new generations of entrepreneurs, and includes specific measures to help budding entrepreneurs among young people, women, seniors, migrants, and the unemployed. The high level of EU unemployment leaves untapped human resources, especially amongst women and young people. The plan also tackles obstacles to entrepreneurship such as ambitious measures to facilitate start-ups and new businesses, make transfers of business ownership more successful, improve access to finance, and give honest entrepreneurs a second chance after bankruptcy.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, arriving 00:00:04
10:00:09 SOUNDBITE by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that the Commission has come up with an action plan which focuses primarily on entrepreneurs; they looked at the current situation, the obstacles which exist towards becoming an entrepreneur; they tried to come up with proposals to remove these obstacles to allow the economy to grow and therefore to fight the crisis. 00:00:31
10:00:40 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:00:43 SOUNDBITE by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that they have identified three tracks that can be followed; first of all, education, training; secondly, the various obstacles, how to stimulate the new companies' growth; the EC wants to put companies and entrepreneurs at the centre. 00:00:44
10:01:28 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
10:01:32 SOUNDBITE by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that the first objective concerns education; the aim of the proposal is to ensure that young people can be educated about entrepreneurship; there should be lessons and courses on how to set up a company. 00:00:32
10:02:05 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:05
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