Public consultation on the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

Europe lags behind its competitors in entrepreneurial attitudes and SMEs are the biggest source of new jobs and related growth. A European Entrepreneurship Action Plan is needed to address areas where entrepreneurial potential can be unleashed and where key bottlenecks can be overcome and obstacles to entrepreneurial activities removed. DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission launched a public consultation in July 2012 on the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan. The aim was to gather input from stakeholders and citizens, business support organisations and entrepreneurs on the scope of possible future actions at EU, national and regional level to promote entrepreneurship across Europe