31/03/2011 - 01/04/2011
The ESF Learning Network "Community of Practice for Inclusive Entrepreneurship" - COPIE 2 will hold a conference on "Kick-starting Economic Recovery - the Role of Entrepreneurship in the Structural Funds" on March 31 - April 01, 2011 in Berlin. The conference will take place at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin-Mitte and is by invitation only.
The event will allow EU and national ESF and ERDF policy makers and administrators to see how ESF and ERDF are currently used by managing authorities across Europe to stimulate entrepreneurship. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the fields of Entrepreneurship Education, Quality Management for Start-up Support, Integrated Business Support and Access to Finance.
Delegates will also discuss how to integrate Entrepreneurship in the future shape of structural funds.
The Community of Practice on Inclusive Entrepreneurship (COPIE) is a learning network of 10 ESF Managing Authorities and Implementing Bodies at national and regional level in Europe. The COPIE partners share a common concern to widen entrepreneurship and make support systems work better across diverse populations. They partner organisations have demonstrated that it is possible to make it easier for people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds or places to engage in setting up businesses.
COPIE 2 is led by the German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs through the ESF Unit. For more information on the event and COPIE please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.