‘A Manifesto for Change and Empowerment in the Digital Age’ is proposing concrete ways to leverage the strength of the digital single market for European entrepreneurs’ global success.
The manifesto is a response to a challenge issued by Commissioner Oettinger to stakeholders at CeBIT in March 2016 to inform him on what could be better done to help startups scale up in Europe, and a provide a way to accomplish it together. This comprehensive set of recommendations wants to make Europe not just the best place in the world to start a business, but the best place to grow one to scale as well.
This is why the European Commission welcomes and supports this Scaleup Europe movement, congratulates its leaders for jointly succeeding in bringing forward such an insightful document and will ensure a targeted policy response.
The manifesto is divided into six chapters, each of them built around an action line and contains a list of concrete recommendations. In total, there are 49 actions, and we invite you to discover and to sign to show your support.
Europe needs to create a better, more fertile environment where our brilliant, creative entrepreneurs can build global champions, create jobs, develop the “next big thing” and deliver prosperity to our society in years to come.