The geographical situation of Extremadura in southwest of Europe could be an obstacle to boost its nacional and European connection. However in the last few years a great effort has been done to position our region in the European entrepreneurship map. Our office in Brussels together with the European project office in Extremadura or some projects like the Gabinete de Iniciativa Joven, the Anillo, International Centre for Nature Sport or the agency Fundecyt have contributed to positioning our region abroad.
Extremadura is moreover part of the EUROACE Euroregion, an association integrated by the Portuguese regions Alentejo and Centro and ours that was created in 2009. Taking advantage of this incomparable collaboration framework our region takes actively part in programmes like the Spanish-Portuguese cooperation call Interreg VA.
For many years now Extremadura has been part of the Europe Enterprise Network and since 2013 it acts as intermediary organisation of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. It is also participating in ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) and in EURADA (European Association of Development Agencies). It has recently acceded to the initiative Start-up Europe to boost its business environment for ICT companies. Extremadura also belongs to the Association of European Border Regions and actively participates in the workgroup related to entrepreneurship.