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ISSUE #5, July 2018

EEPA 2018 – The projects competing at European level

The SME Week Newsletter is back! This month our focus is on the latest developments in the 2018 edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

The European stage of this competition is now under way, and the Jury will have to decide which of the 56 national winners makes it onto the 2018 shortlist. While the jury deliberate we will meet all of the national winners and find out more about the best projects from across Europe that focus on supporting and stimulating entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Read on to find out more about EEPA as well as the SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2018 and everything else that has been happening on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

 Youth Essay Competition – 2018 edition

The 2018 edition of the SME Week Youth Essay Competition opened on 1 June and is looking for submissions! The deadline for submissions is 16 September 2018.
Previous winners and finalists have been sharing their tips and tricks so be sure to read what 2016 finalist Frici Barabas has to say as well as 2016 winner Andri Pandoura for some writing inspiration. To find out more about the competition including the rules and eligibility, visit the Promoting Enterprise News Portal for more information.

EEPA 2018 – European deadline 

The European level of the EEPA competition closed on 3 July 2018. National coordinators have been submitting their top national projects for consideration by a European jury for the EEPA 2018 shortlist. In total 56 entries were received.

The national winners will be evaluated by a jury with members from different sectors, disciplines and backgrounds. This year the 2018 members can be found here on the News Portal.

2018 saw a total of 303 national projects submitted across 32 participating countries. Portugal achieved the highest ever recorded national total for EEPA with 82 applicants to their national competition.

After the reinstating of the green category, EEPA will see projects competing across six different categories for 2018:

Find out more on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

 EEPA 2018 – National winners

After the closing of the European deadline on 3 July 2018, Promoting Enterprise is proud to present the most outstanding projects from each participating country. Every week on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal, national winners will be introduced by the category in which they have submitted.

 EEPA 2018 – Meet the jury!

Who will be judging all of the national EEPA entries this year? Who is responsible for creating the EEPA 2018 European shortlist? Meet your 2018 EEPA jury! On this year’s jury we have some familiar retuning faces and some new members. This year seven jurors from different disciplines and backgrounds will collaboratively review all of the national submissions before meeting in Brussels to decide the 2018 European shortlist…

Read the complete article on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

 On the Portal – Read the latest articles

Haven’t had time to check the Promoting Enterprise News Portal lately? Not sure what kind of article to look for? Don’t worry, the newsletter has got you covered! Browse through the titles below and get up to date on everything EEPA 2018, SME Week and the latest developments in the worlds of enterprise, entrepreneurship and start-ups.

June-July 2018

Youth Essay Competition 2018

European Enterprise Promotion Awards

SME Week

Other Related News

Visit the News Portal every week for fresh articles and more news.

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The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged. The European Enterprise Promotion Awards is a key initiative of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. This publication is financed under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is mostly managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).

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