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The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has once again partnered with the European Union to help encourage businesses to exchange knowledge and collaborate.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme offers those in the early stages of starting a business the opportunity to spend three to four months in a business overseas. The programme also allows for established businesses in the north east to act as ‘host’ and to welcome a European entrepreneur to work with them.

The programme is funded by the European Commission and both parties will benefit from broadening their network of contacts, gaining fresh ideas and ultimately to open up new opportunities. Heading up the programme in the region, business development manager, Louise Hardy commented: “I am delighted that the BIC can once again offer this programme to the region, it really is a win win for both parties.

“I am on hand to help guide applicants through the process and remain the point of contact prior, during and beyond the exchange.

“The programme is fundamentally about breaking down barriers, encouraging businesses to cross borders and adopt an entrepreneurial mind-set, something the BIC has endorsed for over 20 years.

“Just last year we achieved the European BIC Network accreditation for the 21st year in a row and continue to forge links throughout Europe in support of the businesses we represent.”

For more information on the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme please contact

Louise on 0191 516 6170 or email [email protected]

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