20121024 yes pr-g20-yea_capri

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Press Release on the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance leadership assembly, co-organized by YES and Confindustria, under the Auspices of the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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  1. 1.   Brussels, Belgium  Tuesday October 24th  2012  PRESS RELEASE  “YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepenreurs, representing the  Young Entrepreneurs of the European Union, co­presents the G20 Young  Entrepreneurs’ Alliance leadership meetings in Capri, Italy from October  26th to October 29th 2012 under the Auspices of the Cypriot Presidency of  the Council of the European Union”     With the support of   Under the auspices of    Hosted by                                                         European Young Entrepreneurs Fuel Global Youth Entrepreneurship as the Only Effective Response to the Challenges of our Generation Assembly to drive economic renewal, job creation, innovation and social change with Europe’s young and emerging entrepreneursBrussels, Belgium, European Union (October 24, 2012) – From October 26 to 29, thePresidency of YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs will participate in a YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS www.yes.be | secretariat@yes.be | http://twitter.com/yes_ecye Rue Vautier, 54, B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium, Tel +32 22803425
  2. 2.  global Assembly of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA) to bolster economicrenewal, job creation and innovation through youth entrepreneurship. The four-day meeting,taking place in Capri, Italy, will kick-start the development of a policy framework at the nextG20 Young Entrepreneur Summit scheduled for Russia, in 2013. The Capri meetings of theG20 YEA are co-presented by Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs and the EuropeanConfederation of Young Entrepreneurs (YES), under the auspices of the Cyprus presidencyof the Council of the EU."It is an honor to host the II G20 YEA Leadership Assembly in cooperation with YES and itsPresident Dimitris Tsigos. The Assembly is organized in conjunction with the 27th edition ofthe Capri National Meeting. The latter is entitled "Europe under pressure" and is focused onthe integration of the European production system." said Jacopo Morelli, President ofConfindustria Young Entrepreneurs, the association representing Italy at G20 YEA. “Thanksto presence of G20 YEA representatives, not only we can leverage key actions identified atthe G20 YEA Summit held in Mexico in June, but we will have an unparalleled opportunity todiscuss about key policy issues and propose suitable corrective measures."The G20 YEA was created to engage B20 and G20 leaders in the cause of youthentrepreneurship, share best practices across borders, affect positive policy change andcreate a global network of young entrepreneur advocates, while building a collaborativeentrepreneurial environment worldwide. Leading entrepreneurship-focused organizations fromthe G20 nations will attend the Assembly— including YES – European Confederation ofYoung Entrepreneurs, representing the European Union.“It is a great honor and pleasure for the Young Entrepreneurs of Europe to actively supportthe Capri G20 YES Leadership Assembly, hosted by one of our leading members,Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs. The whole World is currently looking at Europe for aneffective response to the global financial crisis and we are confident that the Youth of Europewill stand up, promoting a new entrepreneurial spirit to develop sustainable businesses, tomassively create new, quality jobs, taking advantage of the unparalleled human and symboliccapital available in Europe”, said Dimitris Tsigos, President of YES – Europan Confederationof Young Entrepreneurs. “Last but certainly not least, we’d like to thank the CypriotPresidency of the Council of the European Union for actively supporting our mission”.The following key actions were identified as part of the 2012 Mexico City G20 YEA Summitheld this past June and will be addressed at the Assembly and upcoming Summit in Russia: • Create a continuum of traditional and innovative funding sources with incentives through all stages of business growth; • Increase access to simplified information and integrated youth enterprise support with strong knowledge and skills infrastructure; • Promote a collaborative environment across private and public sectors, civil society and academia that enables young entrepreneurs to start, grow, learn and have a second chance in business, within their countries and internationally; YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS www.yes.be | secretariat@yes.be | http://twitter.com/yes_ecye Rue Vautier, 54, B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium, Tel +32 22803425
  3. 3.   • Minimize regulatory and tax barriers for start-up and early-stage businesses to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, and; • Foster a stronger youth entrepreneurship culture though promoting and teaching entrepreneurship and raising awareness.“I completely agree with the proposals of the G20 YEA,” said Daniel Isenberg, Professor ofEntrepreneurship Practice and Executive Director of the Babson Entrepreneurship EcosystemProject (BEEP). “One important thing to keep in mind is to not rely too much on governmentby itself but to persuade the various representatives of the private sector, universities, andother institutions that it is in their interest to take leadership in fostering very ambitious, highgrowth entrepreneurship among youth, but also among all age groups. We know that highaspiration entrepreneurship is one of the most fundamental economic drivers. Butgovernment can also play a strategic role in elevating the priority of entrepreneurship andconvening these stakeholders around this common objective.”About YES European – Confederation of Young EntrepreneursEuropean Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs is the major association of youngentrepreneurs throughout Europe representing 40.000 members and aiming to support andimprove the economic and social performance of young entrepreneurship in Europe, while ithas published the “YES Agenda 2010-2015” outlining the strategic importance of boostinghigh-growth and innovative entrepreneurship in Europe. YES is the largest dynamic networkof entrepreneurs in Europe, which constantly expands its activities. Learn more atwww.yes.be.About the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA): The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’Alliance is a collective of leading entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing theG20 countries who seek to promote youth entrepreneurship as a powerful driver of economicrenewal, job creation, innovation and social change. The Alliance was founded as amovement to engage the G20 leaders in the cause of youth entrepreneurship, shareinformation across borders, affect positive policy change and create a global network ofyoung entrepreneur advocates while building a collaborative entrepreneurial environmentworldwide. Find out more at www.g20yea.com.About the Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs Movement: The Confindustria YoungEntrepreneurs Movement was formed within the framework of Confindustria as a group ofindividuals of 18 to 40 years of age. Its aim is to strengthen awareness of the entrepreneur’srole and to set it apart from conventional organizations set up as business associations. Thegroup seeks to play the role of “critical conscience” within the Confindustria System, and as“innovation laboratories” with respect to civil society. It organized the first G8 YoungEntrepreneurs Summit held in Stresa (Italy 2009) and is a founding member of G20 YEA.Learn more at www.giovanimprenditori.org/.YES Press Office:press@yes.behttp://twitter.com/yes_ecye   YES – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS www.yes.be | secretariat@yes.be | http://twitter.com/yes_ecye Rue Vautier, 54, B - 1050 Brussels, Belgium, Tel +32 22803425

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