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  • Finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

    Choose your country and your preferred language and read about how to apply. The EU supports SMEs through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013 (CIP).

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  • Welcome to the European Youth Portal

    If you are thinking of going to another European country to study or work, or on holiday... if you are looking for activities or opportunities in Europe... if you have something to say, or ask, about European issues, this portal could be a good place to start!

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  • Opening doors to learning and working in Europe

    The Europass is a direct service to citizens making qualifications and skills better understood throughout Europe. People who are looking for a job – whether in their own country or abroad – need to be able present their qualifications and skills.

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European Commission

The European Commission is one of the most original features of European integration. Initially, each of the European Communities had its own institution.

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European Parliament

The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. The 785 Members of the European Parliament are there to represent you, the citizen.

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Economic and Social Committee

The Economic and Social Committee (ESC) is a consultative body serving the Council, the Commission and, since the Treaty of Amsterdam of 1997, the European Parliament.

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Supporting European tourism



The EU tourism industry generates more than 5% of the EU GDP, with about 1,8 million enterprises employing around 5,2% of the total labour force.

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European Trade Union Confederation

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was set up in 1973 to promote the interests of working people at European level and to represent them in the EU institutions.

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European Business Schools

The European Economic Committee looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world.

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