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Youth Essay Competition 2016

European SME Week, under the patronage of the European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, has launched a youth essay contest aimed young people between 16 and 25 year old.

Participants will have to write an essay in English, of maximum 2,500 words, answering the question: “What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?”.

The first prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia, in November, where the essay will be presented to an audience of over 600 delegates from the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship. 2nd and 3rd prize winners will have their video presenting their essays streamed on the event wall at the SME Assembly.

All winners will receive promotion of their essays across SME Week social media channels. Winners will be announced in Brussels in November.

Deadline to submit entries: 2 September 2016.

Find out more: https://blogs.ec.europa.eu/promotingenterprise/youth