Since he took office in 2010, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has made it a priority to reignite Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit to lead the EU out of crisis.
In addition to facilitating financial support and promoting digital innovation, EU initiatives have been successfully educating and encouraging women and young people to realise new business opportunities. Entrepreneurship is not merely a driving force for job creation. It also contributes to personal fulfilment and the achievement of social objectives. However, for a variety of reasons – a lack of entrepreneurial culture, a stigma attached to failure and so on – the EU is not exploiting its full entrepreneurial potential.
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