In seven steps, Europe can become more entrepreneurial. A scientific method, to be adapted for different regions, is the most important result of the FIRES project, which economist Mark Sanders, of Utrecht University, has led.
At the request of the European Union, a group of researchers from Utrecht University and from, among others, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden and Italy have studied entrepreneurship in Europe. How can countries or regions ensure that they create a more entrepreneurial society and that this is done in an inclusive, innovative and sustainable way?
The abbreviation FIRES stands for "Financial and Institutional Reform for the Entrepreneurial Society". For three years and with 2.5 million subsidies from the EU, the research group carried out economic, historical, geographical and policy research in order to come up with concrete proposals.