Learning from European neighbours

Two entrepreneurs from Germany and France received an Erasmus Entrepreneurship Award in 2012.

Not only students benefit from the European Union’s Erasmus programme: since 2009 it has also supported young entrepreneurs who have just founded a business or are planning to do so. The EU funds stays with an entrepreneur in another country. Many of them carry on working together afterwards. That is what happened to Thierry Baujard from Germany who received one of the 2012 Erasmus Entrepreneurship Awards for his collaboration with French young entrepreneur Sébastien Aubert in the field of film production and financing. “The internationalization of European small businesses must be strengthened, because very few of them export goods and services inside or outside the EU,” said EU Industry Commissioner Tajani, emphasizing the importance of exchange.