This working group will focus on supporting business creation and development and skills development in cities, supporting our objective of long-term economic development
Cities are the engines of growth in Europe. They will also be the engines of recovery. Entrepreneurship flourishes in cities, where the majority of SMEs are created and grow. City authorities, in partnership with local organisations, are well-placed to define the most appropriate strategies to create a favourable environment for the development of entrepreneurship and creation of new jobs. Cities offer not only the business opportunities but also the combination of services, support and infrastructure that entrepreneurs need.
- Continuation of cooperation and exchange of good practices with SAF in context of social enterprises
- Cooperation with Cultural Forum in context creative industries
- Mapping the needs on Entrepreneurship in Cities in European context, for instance monitoring the Small Business Act
- Looking at potential cooperation with the OECD on the promotion of local economic development.
- Taking into account global economic trends and exchange of good practices in context of business models
- Linking with the activities of Urban territorial related to local economic development.
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