This publication examines how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation
by encouraging business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented
social groups in entrepreneurship. It shows that there is substantial potential to combat unemployment and
stimulate social inclusion by promoting entrepreneurship in populations such as women, youth, seniors, the
unemployed, and migrants, if the specific problems they face can be addressed and if entrepreneurship
policies are opened up to all. Policy discussion in this report focusses on business creation from
unemployment, entrepreneurship by ethnic minority groups, business development services for start-ups
and the interaction between social security systems and inclusive entrepreneurship policies, and offers the
inspiration of existing good practices from across the European Union.
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