Yes for Europe and US young entrepreneurs agree on a Joint Communiqué on TTIP
Yes for Europe and US young entrepreneurs agree on a joint communiqué on TTIP
The statement, initiated in October 2015 at EYEC-4 in Katowice, later discussed and released on the opening day of the 12th TTIP Negotiations Round, sets the basis for further cooperation.
Yes for Europe and US young entrepreneurs belonging to the Pacific Council on International Policy release on the opening day of the 12th TTIP Negotiations Round a joint communiqué to summarize the work done in recent months and pave the way to further cooperation. Young entrepreneurs call for a transparent process, development of Transatlantic specific programs to support early-stage businesses and creation of an EU-US entrepreneur visa.
The “EU-US Young Entrepreneurs’ Joint Communique on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” is the output of a discussion initiated during the 4th European Youth Entrepreneurship Conference (EYEC-4) held in Katowice in October 2015 during V European Congress of SME. In a round table discussion, ambassadors, professors, government officials, negotiators and young entrepreneurs exchanged views, ideas and proposals on this pivotal agreement, which will reshape our entrepreneurial ecosystems. While some insights immediately stood out, others have been the result of further in depth analysis and discussion amongst the young entrepreneurs involved.
A first set of recommendations is intended for DG Trade and US Trade (from 1 to 4), to make sure that negotiators appreciate the role of youth entrepreneurship in generating growth, innovation and job creation. In addition, a second set of recommendations is intended for DG Enterprise and DG Education and their US counterparts as we believe it is of outmost importance to promote initiatives favoring economic integration to ensure that not only Trade, but also Investment opportunities are leveraged (from 5 to 7).
In addition, this exercise showed similar entrepreneurial approaches and underlying values, which we hope is a good indication of an increasing cooperation in the near future. The need to build awareness around the opportunities and challenges generated by TTIP pushes us to continue organizing events helping entrepreneurs envisioning themselves and their enterprises in a market when TTIP implemented. Lastly, we inform that we are investing time and effort to prepare our enterprises and ourselves and confirm to be at the authorities’ disposal to offer insights, expectations and suggestions.
Let’s work together on an ambitious and comprehensive agreement to say #Yes2TTIP!
Infographic summarizing our 7 recommendations
EYEC-4 – Pictures of the TTIP round table (Katowice, October 12th, 2015)