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The paper deals with the “participatory” formulation of the new 2014-2020 Regional Operating Programme co-financed from European Social Fund (ESF), adopted by the Region of Lazio.
The author entirely agrees with this “participatory” approach, aimed at formulating the new Programme according to the stakeholders’ proposals.
On the contrary, he argues about the actions co-financed from the ESF in order to uphold the startup of new enterprises. In particular, he puts forward the argument that policy makers should revise tools for and approaches to business creation.
The ESF sustains the start-up of new ventures, by providing potential new entrepreneurs with technical assistance and financial aid.
Potential new entrepreneurs are requested to formulate a business plan.
The paper suggests a revision of the process adopted by policy makers to sustain the start-up of new companies. Consequently, it suggests the adoption of very hands-on approaches, such as the lean-start-up approach and the Business Model Canvas.
Moreover, it makes a case for a wider use of new approaches to management, such as design driven and visual thinking.