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We work to make starting up a company faster and cheaper anywhere in Europe.
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Different EU-funded tools are available to help you grow your ICT or web business. Check the "FAQs" for entrepreneurs.
  • Your Europe makes it easier, faster and cheaper to set up a new company thanks to electronic "points of single contact" and physical "one-stop shops". The "points of single contact" are e-government portals that had to be set up in each country by the public administrations.
    During the Spring Council of 2006, national governments agreed to a series of simplifications to make starting up a company faster and cheaper anywhere in Europe. These simplifications called for cheaper and faster procedures and the implementation of a one-stop shop for all administrative procedures when starting up a company.
     
  • Information on funding and support services available to ICT Entrepreneurs are collected on the StartupEuropeHub website. This is a common platform –managed by European Business Network (EBN) - for ICT startups where they can access support services from EU funded projects.
     
  • Solvit.eu is an online problem solving network in which EU Member States work together to solve without legal proceedings problems caused by the misapplication of Internal Market law by public authorities. There is a SOLVIT centre in every European Union Member State (as well as in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). SOLVIT Centres can help with handling complaints from both citizens and businesses. They are part of the national administration and are committed to providing real solutions to problems within ten weeks. Using SOLVIT is free of charge.