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Are European Union Funds available for people wanting to start a new business? I'm based in Poland.


pashavolk 3 | 8
15 Jan 2014  #1
Hey guys,

I've recently moved to Poland and I'm currently unemployed.
I'm thinking to open a Coffee Shop in the city where I live. Does anyone knows if is any possibility to get support from European Union for unemployed people who want to open a new business?

Has anyone done this before?

Cheers for your help.

Paul

I'm an European Union citizen.
jon357 63 | 14,134
15 Jan 2014  #2
They do exist however they're notoriously hard to get and the terms and conditions can be discouraging. Also the amounts are finite and oversubscribed. The best thing is to visit their office on Marszalkowska, a few doors from pl. Unii Lubelski and make an appointment to discuss it. If you're in Wawa that is - otherwise it would be your regional office.
lateStarter 2 | 45
15 Jan 2014  #3
Maybe it is the usual - who you know. My wife has several friends who all started a 'business' and got 20,000PLN with the only stipiulation that they had to maintain the business for 1 year. Loan did not have to be repaid. She is applying for her brother to start his 'business'. He is 60 year old, unemployed. If EU still has money for Poland in next 5 year cycle, I may have to start a 'business' too.
OP pashavolk 3 | 8
23 Jan 2014  #4
Apparently they are but is a minus if you can't speak polish. I will try to apply for opening a new business soon so maybe I will come with new info.

Thankyou.

Paul
local_fela 17 | 172
23 Jan 2014  #5
all started a 'business' and got 20,000PLN

thats true.
There is even government funding, which is slightly different from EU funding and more straightforward. Usually you will receive this fund within 2 months. For EU fund, you might have to wait for several months and your might have to go on training and all that.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
23 Jan 2014  #6
Timely thread for me. Thank you all.
local_fela 17 | 172
23 Jan 2014  #7
Mine too. As I am still going through these procedures and stuff - but for Govt funds as the EU one is too complicated! Although, I am still like miles away from completing all the steps.
OP pashavolk 3 | 8
23 Jan 2014  #8
Local_fela can you give me more details about the government funds.
Are this funds available for unemployed people wanting to start a business or for employees too?
Are this available for foreigners or just for Polish people?

Thank you.

Paul
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
24 Jan 2014  #9
Local_fela can you give me more details about the government funds.

Mine too. As I am still going through these procedures and stuff - but for Govt funds as the EU one is too complicated!

I'm not sure who I owe a drink too, but if I go for this scheme I'll probably buy you both some beers or designer coffees! No one bothered to mention this to me before. It could make all the difference -- obviously.

(If you find out what it's called in Polish, please let me know.)
poland_
24 Jan 2014  #10
My wife has several friends who all started a 'business' and got 20,000PLN

This is for unemployed people in Poland who wish to start a business they go on a course are taught how to write a business plan and the basics of running a business, if your plan is approved and you come out the other side which 90% do you will get just below 20,000 PLN as seed capital.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
24 Jan 2014  #11
I assume this is not available to non-Poles. But anyway, would you happen to know how long the person has to be unemployed? And if EU aliens (if that's the word, not sure) are eligible on the same terms I'd be surprised, but please put me straight if we are.

Green outer space alien

I can't believe it -- I'm eligible for a small business grant!
Wait until I tell my folks back home in Leighton Buzzard!!

poland_
24 Jan 2014  #12
I assume this is not available to non-Poles

I guess that would depend if you are registered unemployed, EU funding for start up business is available for non Polish EU residents, as I know people who have successfully applied.
OP pashavolk 3 | 8
24 Jan 2014  #13
A tricky question now...I can really speak so how can I go to this business class? :(
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
24 Jan 2014  #14
I guess that would depend if you are registered unemployed, EU funding for start up business is available for non Polish EU residents

My word, you were up all night?? I hope you've not moved to my old flat.

Thanks for the info :)
local_fela 17 | 172
24 Jan 2014  #15
Are this funds available for unemployed people wanting to start a business or for employees too?

Might be yes. Registered unemployed in Poland- the rule might apply. But I am not 100% sure though. ill try to get more info

I owe a drink too

Yeah you will soon! :P check your email!
dammestxp 1 | 6
11 Feb 2019  #16
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