To get Europe back on the road to inclusive, sustainable growth we need to (re)kindle Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit. This Horizon2020 project developed Financial and Institutional Reforms to build an Entrepreneurial Society (FIRES) in Europe.
Such a reform strategy cannot be a one-size-fit-all and necessarily builds on Europe’s rich and diverse history. In this project we therefore brought together scholars from such diverse fields as history, economics, geography and law to formulate our proposals.
Moreover, FIRES formulates practical reform proposals in the realms of finance, labor and knowledge to enable the small scale, experimental and innovative bottom up activity that is needed to revitalise Europe’s economy in the 21st century. To ensure practical relevance and applicability we engaged the relevant stakeholders throughout the project. The FIRES-reform proposals and seven-step method for tailoring them to local conditions can be found on this website. Go to our Policy Briefs for quick and practical guidelines and delve into the many reports and publications for further details. The FIRES-project ended on May 31 2018, but the work has only just begun.
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