Startup Manifesto beta

Policy Tracker

An interactive dashboard shows how concrete policies and actions are being implemented in all 28 European Union member states.
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  Priority / Action AT BE BG HR CY CZ DK EE FI FR DE EL HU IE IT LV LT LU MT NL PL PT RO SK SI ES SE UK
  Institutional Framework
General regulatory environment for startups
  Education & Skills
1.1
Make teachers digitally confident and competent to rise to the challenge.
1.2
Teach our children the principles, processes and the passion for entrepreneurship from young age.
1.3
Encourage university students to start a business before they graduate.
1.4
Prepare graduates for a radically different marketplace.
1.5
Encourage large companies to provide training for the general public.
  Access to Talent
2.1
Turn Europe into the easiest place for highly skilled talent to start a company.
2.2
Make it easy for companies to hire outside their home countries in the EU.
2.3
Special flexibility in human resources management for small companies.
2.4
Bring the best brains back home.
  Access to Capital
3.1
Increase private and institutional investment in startups.
3.2
Make it easier for high-growth companies to raise capital through public markets.
3.3
Buy more from smaller businesses.
3.4
Institute an E-Corp: a new type of cross-European corporation.
3.5
Tax share options as capital gains, not income, to attract talent to startups.
  Data Policy, Protection & Privacy
4.1
Revise and normalise data protection laws.
4.2
Remove the requirement for data providers to store information in any given country.
4.3
Make government data public.
4.4
Make governments think digitally
  Thought Leadership
5.1
Initiate a mentality shift across Europe in terms of how we define success.
5.2
Appoint a Chief Digital Officer for every country in the EU.
5.3
Create a 'best practices' repository.
5.4
Establish a Digital European Forum.