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Tell us what the EU can do to encourage more young entrepreneurs


Hull City Council and the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership have been approached by the organisers for European SME Week, under the patronage of the European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, to promote a youth essay contest aimed at 16-25 year olds across Europe.

The competition is open to all 16 to 25 year olds from European Member States, and the entrants have to write an essay is 'What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?'

The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 September, 2016 and the winners will be announced in November ahead of SME Week.

Ross Bennett Chair of Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership, said: 

"This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to not only inform the EU on what it can do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs, but also gives the opportunity to the winner to have an all expenses paid trip to the 2016 SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia, to present their essay to 600 Assembly delegates.

"Since getting elected to Chair Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership three years ago I have met many enterprising young people in Hull and the East Riding and I am sure that there will be some great essays from young people in the area. If any young person from Hull wins or comes second and third through the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank we will look to sponsor them to attend."


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