Declaration of Entrepreneurial Rights


Entrepreneurs are much more than job providers and tax contributors. They are educators, trainers, innovators, creators; they are active members of their local community and driving forces of the EU’s broad competitiveness agenda.

Entrepreneurs do not typically talk in terms of their ‘rights’. But it is time for politicians and officials to be more proactive in ensuring that the needs of entrepreneurs are not taken for granted and are consistently central to policy processes.

As EUROCHAMBRES, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, marks its 60th anniversary in 2018, our Declaration of Entrepreneurial Rights is a contribution to the discussions on the future of Europe. The 12 rights also provide a roadmap for the competitiveness agenda for the next EU legislative term. We encourage the European Commission, the European Parliament and the member states to take up the gauntlet and work with Chambers to ensure that Europe is the best place in the world to run a business and to do business.

This EUROCHAMBRES submission sets out key recommendations for such reforms and measures, which could be initiated and taken forward at EU level during the 2019-2024 legislative term.


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