A competitive and robust economy in the Western Balkans is good for the region and good for Europe. The EU is the number one investor and trading partner of the Western Balkans.
Despite many challenges, the region has huge potential for growth.The EU provides large-scale investment, funding and other policy support to make the private sector in the region more competitive and resilient, to help small businesses, and to make it easier to do business in the region and beyond.
Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the economy in the Western Balkans. The EU is behind many initiatives to help SMEs thrive and grow.
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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) provides aspiring young entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business. As a young entrepreneur you will exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, with whom you will stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.
Studies and research | Published in: 2021
This study presents a comparative analysis of the region’s youth labour markets. It includes key indicators of the youth labour market, the main youth employment measures adopted in each economy and the key issues around introducing a form of Youth Guarantee in line with the EU ambition to assist in the further development of the region’s youth labour markets.
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