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The Enable Program in the European Entrepreneurship Policy Context

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  • David B. Audretsch

    (Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, and Indiana University)

  • Heike Grimm

    (University of Erfurt)

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This article discusses the Lisbon Agenda from the perspective of entrepreneurship policy. After a brief overview of the events leading up to the development of the Lisbon Agenda, the authors describe the goals and content of this policy framework as well as of the Structural Funds. Using examples of initiatives toward implementation at the local level, the authors illustrate the necessity to promote entrepreneurship in order to foster economic growth in communities and regions. We assess how the new European growth policy became translated into an action plan realized through structural funds and community initiatives and demonstrate that a greater focus on entrepreneurship policy could strengthen the Lisbon Strategy and aid in the achievement of its goals.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-052.

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Date of creation: 25 Jun 2008
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-052

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Keywords: Lisbon Agenda; Entrepreneurship Policy; Regional Development; Economic Development;

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