The Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Academy (YEPA) is a policy-learning network of 150 participants, including policymakers, youth entrepreneurship networks and organisations, social entrepreneurship networks, programme managers and researchers. This three-year initiative will build on the long-standing OECD-EU co-operation on inclusive and social entrepreneurship and the related OECD outputs, expertise, data and networks on youth entrepreneurship.
The YEPA 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, young entrepreneurs and experts on “what works” in youth entrepreneurship policy. Additional stakeholders (e.g. entrepreneurs, investors, business incubators, financial institutions, experts and practitioners, etc.) will be invited to participate in relevant workshops on an ad hoc basis.