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ISSUE #6, September 2018

EEPA 2018 – Who is on the shortlist?

The time has come, the moment we have all been waiting for…the EEPA 2018 shortlist announcement! Find out which projects have been selected to compete in the EEPA finals at the SME Assembly 2018 in Graz below, and congratulations to all of the 2018 national winners. Thank you to our excellent EEPA 2018 Jury for making the tough decisions, and for sharing all your advice and tips on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

This month also saw the closing of submissions for the 2018 SME Week Youth Essay Competition. Thank you to all those who took the time to write an essay, and good luck for the next steps.

Check out this edition for all the latest information from the Portal and SME related events across Europe and COSME countries.

 Youth Essay Competition – Submissions closed

Another year and another successful edition of the SME Week Youth Essay Competition. We would like to thank all of this year’s participants for submitting your answers to “What steps should entrepreneurs and government take to become more innovative?”
 
This year we received submissions from 32 different countries, with the top three countries being Italy, Romania and Ukraine. We also received entries from other countries including Russia, Egypt, the Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Ghana, Algeria and Liberia. Unfortunately we can only accept submissions from citizens of COSME countries, but thank you for sending us your ideas.
 
Read the rest of the article on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

EEPA 2018 – European shortlist

This year the jury had to choose between 56 projects, to see who would fill a spot on the 2018 shortlist. Of the 56 projects, the jury have now chosen 19 to compete for the 2018 category prizes and The Grand Jury Prize. Congratulations to all of the selected projects and see you at the EEPA finals this November in Graz, Austria.
 
Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit

Investing in entrepreneurial skills Improving the business environment Supporting the internationalisation of business Supporting the development of green markets and resource efficiency Responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship

 
Find out more on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

 EEPA 2018 – National winners

2018 was a particularly difficult year for the EEPA Jury, due to the projects being of a very high standard. Both the EEPA Jury and the EEPA Secretariat would like to thank all of the national winners for their hard work, and to congratulate them on being the best in their countries.
 
Make sure to have a look at all of the national winners and read about their inspiring work on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal:

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