1 June - 13 July 2022


2 PM GMT, Every Wednesday


€ 2150

About this programme


This course aims at providing an understanding of the European policy mechanisms, applied to enterprise & entrepreneurship. This course aims at providing an understanding of European enterprise policy at different levels: regional, national, European. The course aims at gaining insight into processes rather than accumulating detailed knowledge. Therefore, concrete topics will be discussed such as how a decision is made at European level what is the MFF, what is the next generation EU, etcetera. The focus will be on European enterprise policy, looking amongst others at start-up pitfalls, growth enablers, reshoring strategy, the venture capital problem, industrial policy and incubation. Evidence-based policy will be confronted with foresight approaches.

  • This course is for you if you want to …

    • Give you an insight in European mechanism and in the functioning of the EU regarding to member states and regions.
    • Enable you to make the link between research on the one hand, and practical application on the other
    • Get an insight into successes and failures of start-ups
    • Understand the rationale of enterprise policy, enterprise & entrepreneurship
    • Have a clear insight in growth enablers & start-up pitfalls
    • Form a sound opinion about enterprise & entrepreneurship policy


  • Who is this course for?

    • The course is especially interesting for people wanting to understand European decision processes on the one hand, and how start-up and grow a business in Europe on the other hand. The course is not from a theoretical point of view, but from a practical point of view.
    •   How you’ll learn
      • Interactive presentations by the lecturer
      • Required reading; preferably before the lecture 
      • Case studies and reading suggestions will complement the in-class learning


The WBAF Business School provides a hybrid learning experience in a multilingual and multi-cultural environment offering (a) online education (b) support from an individualized strategic advisory board, (c) stock exchange meetups and inter-continental study trips, (d) support from a corporate governance and SME support center and (e) proficiency-based qualification and certification.

Certificate and ID Card

The programme concludes with a proficiency test and participants are awarded a professional certificate featuring your proficiency level and a personal WBAF Identity Card. The WBAF Business School awards two kinds of certificates: (a) a professional certificate is issued for successful completion of a programme that concludes with a proficiency test, and (b) a certificate of completion is issued for a course without a proficiency test.

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