Entrepreneurial Activities in Europe - Evaluation of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Programmes [E-Book] / Stuart Thompson
Thompson, Stuart.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2013
24 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Employment Policy Papers ; 4
Industry and Services
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Inclusive entrepreneurship policies are intended to give everybody the opportunity to start up in business or self-employment regardless of their social background and to improve labour market outcomes for people who are under-represented or disadvantaged in entrepreneurship and self-employment. This may occur directly, through increasing the number and quality of businesses and self-employment start-up activities, or indirectly, by providing an improved pathway to employment for people who do not eventually start-up or remain in business or self-employment. They work by targeting specific populations such as youth, seniors, women, the disabled, ex-offenders, ethnic minorities, and the unemployed with tailored interventions or improved accessibility to mainstream actions in areas such as access to start-up financing; training, mentoring and consultancy; entrepreneurship education and awareness raising; network building; or improvements to social security and business regulation systems.