European SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2017 – Win a trip to Slovakia

Write an essay of no more than 2,500 words under the heading: “What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?” and you could be in with a chance of getting your voice heard on one of Europe’s most pressing economic questions.

The essay competition is part of European SME Week, an annual pan-European campaign to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. The flagship events of the Week are the SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony.





  • 1st prize: An all expenses paid trip* to the SME Assembly in Bratislava, Slovakia, to present your essay to 600+ Assembly delegates
    Presentation training before delivering your work live on stage at the SME Assembly.
  • 2nd and 3rd prize: A video of you presenting your essay will be streamed on the event wall at the SME Assembly.


The competition is open to all 16 to 25-year-olds from the European Member States or COSME partners countries.

Eligible Regions: EU Nations.

Application Process

Submit your essay through given website.


  • Essays must not exceed 2,500 words in length.
  • All essays must be in English.
  • Only one entry per applicant.
  • The deadline for submissions is 8 September 2017.
  • The winners will be announced in November ahead of SME Week.

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017.

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