Exchange process

How does the exchange process work?

The process comprises the following four phases:  

1. Application

Whether you are a new or experienced entrepreneur, you can participate by applying via the on-line registration tool. At this stage, you will also need to contact an intermediary organisation of your choice. This local contact point will be responsible for verifying your application, and if all requirements are met, accepting it. 

2. Matching

Once your application has been accepted, you will have access to an on-line database of new and host entrepreneurs also participating in the programme. To find a suitable partner for the exchange, you can make up to 5 proposals from this database. Your local contact point is responsible for facilitating contact between entrepreneurs and they will help you look for a partner.

3.  Commitment and preparation



4. Implementation phase

You complete the exchange, in one or more time slots in accordance to your needs (see below) and will be asked to fill a feedback form. The responsible local contact points will monitor the quality of the activity and evaluate the results. 

Length of the cross-border co-operation

The stay abroad may vary between one and six months and must be completed within an overall time span of twelve months. Within this time span, the stay may be divided into a number of shorter time slots (minimum one week per slot), which the new entrepreneur will spend abroad with the host entrepreneur.