Building networks for young entrepreneurs (Group 1)

Open to everyone virtual Inclusive entrepreneurship Networks

What is the issue ?

This workshop is the fourth workshop in a series of six thematic workshops that will occur over the next three years as part of the YEPA initiative. The 3-hour online workshop will explore how effective networks can be constructed for young entrepreneurs and identify the keys to their success. The workshop will showcase different types of networks and their features, as well as the challenges faced by those managing formal networks of young entrepreneurs. There will also be time to raise questions, share your knowledge and expertise, notably during an interactive breakout session and debate.


The OECD-EU Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Academy (YEPA) is a peer-learning network that seeks to strengthen youth entrepreneurship policies in the European Union (EU). This new initiative aims to strengthen youth entrepreneurship policies and programmes by raising knowledge about the barriers faced by young people in entrepreneurship and facilitating exchanges between policy makers, experts and young entrepreneurs on “what works” in youth entrepreneurship policy. This new initiative builds on an existing collaboration on inclusive entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship undertaken by the European Commission and the OECD, which includes the award-winning report series The Missing Entrepreneurs.

Date and schedule

19 September 2024