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Eurobarometer Survey on Entrepreneurship

The European Commission’s Directorate-General "Enterprise and Industry" has been studying the development of entrepreneurship in EU Member States for over a decade through a survey on entrepreneurial mindsets. The results help EU policy makers to understand problems and develop future policy responses, in particular in the European Commission's Europe 2020 strategy.

This latest edition of the survey - “Entrepreneurship in the EU and beyond” - covers the 27 countries currently comprising the EU, as well as the EEA/EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland), and 10 more non-EU countries; for the first time Brazil, Israel, India and Russia.  Over 42,000 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed.

2012 Flash Eurobarometer on Entrepreneurship


The survey has been published for the first time in 2000. It covers now 25 EU Member States, USA, Norway and Iceland. The results are representative and presented by country, but also by socio-demographic characteristics.

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