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European Commission Essay Competition for Youths (All countries)

European Commission Essay Competition on SME

Participants are invited from anywhere in the world to be part of the European Commission Essay Competition for Youths, opportunity is open to any young person from any country in the world

The 2022 European Commission Youth Essay Competition would require participants to think about the competencies and skills needed in the future for an Entrepreneur and describe three promising and sustainable start-ups in 2030

Application Closing date is on the 26th of September, 2022

Tips and area of concern to participants in the European Commission Essay Competition for Youths (All countries)

As a participant, imagine what a successful and sustainable start-up in 2030 looks like?

Which crucial competences and skills do its founders and employees have?

What has been the legacy of the COVID pandemic on entrepreneurship, and how have they responded?

How have they been supported to meet the twin challenges of digitalization and sustainability?

Further tips and guidelines.

In your essay, imagine the story of three different entrepreneurs embarking on a journey to become sustainable start-ups of the future.
Describe their stories of success, their struggles, their needs and what key skills and competences they should have in order to start and grow sustainable, resilient SMEs.

This is the sixth season of the SME Youth Essay Competition. It’s therefore launching for the sixth time with a brand new question for the youth of Europe to address in their submission. The core questions includes:

  1. What does SMEs need to become sustainable and resilient in the content of the COVID19 pandemic and other global challenges.
    2. Think about competencies and skills needed in the future for an Entrepreneur and describe three promising and sustainable start-ups in 2030

The Youth Essay competition is designed and organization by the European Commission from the office of the Directorate-General for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

The essay serves many purpose one of which is to test and collect young and professional opinions of Youth on Small and Medium Enterprises, identifying challenges and addressing same and as well identifying promising Startups and their business culture.

The essay competition is an opportunity for interested participants who is between the age of 18 to 25years old. This categories of individuals are to share ideas and viewpoints with key figures and stakeholders in the spheres of enterprise, entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Those this sound like an opportunity for you, go ahead to make entry and stand a chance of winning yourself a good prize, a chance at winning a trip to the SME Assembly 2022 in Slovenia this November.

To participate, submit your essay of no more than 2 500 words in English before vai the submission portal before the 26 September 2021.

Be sure to read through the rules below, and should you have questions send same to , and be sure to submit before the deadline which is the 26th of September, 2022.

Rules and requirements for European Commission Essay Competition for Youths (All countries)

The competition is open to all youth between the age of18 to 25year olds.

Participants should come from European Member States or COSME partners countries, you are advised to check COSME member countries before applying.

Be sure that your Essays does not exceed 2 500 words in length

All essays must be written in English language.

Only one entry per applicant, applicants with more than one entry will be disqualified.

Be reminded that the deadline for submissions is 26 September 2022

The three finalists in the Essay competition will be announced in October ahead of SME Week and will compete at a grand finale as part of the SME Assembly, where they will present their essays

Thereafter, the final winner will be chosen via a public vote

Prize for winners of the European Commission Essay Competition for Youths (All countries)

An opportunity to attend and present at the SME Assembly for the three finalists, to present their essays to 500+ Assembly delegates

Presentation training before delivering essay live at the SME Assembly 2022

Promotion of essays across our communication channels

A trip to the 2022 SME Assembly in Slovenia


See also Czech Republic Official Scholarship for Foreign Citizens

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