Youth – Entrepreneurship – Science

at EUSDR Annual Forum 2019

As official side event of Annual Forum under the presidency of Romania, YES! EUSDR is established as platform for discussing tools and programs which empower young people to get engaged in entrepreneurship by reinforcing their high-level and transversal competences. Stakeholders and decision makers from education institutions, public administration and private business meet in order to initiate solutions for knowledge based entrepreneurship.

We are pleased to invite you!

Practical information to attend YES! EUSDR

Date and Venue

26.06.2019, 14:00 – 17:30

Palace of Parliament
“Human Rights” Conference Hall
Bucharest – Romania


Please find here our draft agenda.

Your active participation is welcome. Round table debates are major part of the program.


To attend YES! EUSDR please send us your completed registration form. Please note, that an additional registration for Annual Forum is mandatory in order to get access to the venue.

Objectives and Challenges

Development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States. Entrepreneurship is seen more as a competence than a skill. Generating an entrepreneurial mindset should start in early stage of life in order to achieve maximum proficiency in all 15 key competences that are descripted in Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. The scheme of YES! EUSDR aims to stimulating development of tools and programs what empowers young people to get engaged in entrepreneurship by reinforcing their high-level and transversal competences needed for self-employment – and as additional chance for young people, needed for intrapreneurship, meaning the ability to contribute more independently to the success of bigger organizations.

Programs to support start-up enterprises exist. Before using those programs, a personal decision on establishing and managing an enterprise must be taken. Insufficient awareness and a lack in motivation to become entrepreneur is a European societal challenge – at Annual Forum 2019 tackled by YES! EUSDR. Participants discuss how to foster competences to turn ideas into actions.

Business environment is specified by a high innovation tempo, the use of cross-sector technologies and changes in the labour market. Basis for doing successful business is to combine knowledge on the market with unique solutions, generated by scientific work. Entrepreneurial education needs to be included in curricula of much more universities. YES! EUSDR is designed as dialogue for planning further actions to foster entrepreneurship among youth.

Besides implied dialogue, at YES! EUSDR will be explained examples of best practice and ongoing projects. At Higher Education Institution level discussion will be about integrating entrepreneurship in curricula and combining it with mentorship programs.

YES! EUSDR is a component of European Early Innovators Program what is emanated from a pilot action, funded by Danube Strategic Project Fund in 2018. Private-Public-Partnerships for establishing business oriented youth contests are identified as suitable tool to guide young people on their way to develop an idea, translate it into a business plan and to simulate implementation. Established as a side event to EUSDR Annual Forum 2019, YES! EUSDR contributes to

  • a larger number of entrepreneurs, prepared by achievable real-life experiences, project work and hands-on habit
  • increased number of innovative enterprises in Danube Region
  • corporate culture based on target oriented investment in education
  • guide youth to STEM
  • specifically qualified teachers and trainers in schools and universities.

YES! EUSDR is organized by Steinbeis Romania in cooperation with:

Related projects (examples):

Steinbeid Danube Center
Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Ost-West-Kooperationen
Romania | Germany
Early Innovators
European Early Innovators Program

YES! EUSDR media partner: