The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014

Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe

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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014 is the second edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship, and on its barriers, by target social groups across the European Union. Inclusive entrepreneurship involves business start-ups and self-employment activities that contribute to economic growth and social inclusion - notably of youth, women, seniors, immigrants and the unemployed. In addition to inspiring policy practices, this issue contains special thematic chapters on entrepreneurship by ethnic minorities, pro-entrepreneurship welfare support systems and support for entrepreneurship from unemployment.

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Preface and Acknowledgements

The global economy is expected to strengthen over the next few years and regain its former growth trend. However, the crisis has left a number of major economic and social challenges, including persistent unemployment and growing inequalities. Nearly 26 million people in the European Union (EU25) were unemployed at the end of 2013, of which 12.6 million had been unemployed for more than one year. Moreover, one-quarter of the EU25 population is at risk of falling into poverty.

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