04 May: Standardising Europe’s Start-ups

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

On 19 March 2021, at its annual Digital Day, the European Commission finally took a serious step towards advancing the startup culture among its member states by launching a “legislative initiative” called the EU Startup Nations Standard (SNS). 

Twenty-four countries; Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden and Iceland; all signed the EU Startup Nations Standard of Excellence, to ensure that all startups and scale-ups can benefit from the best practices underpinning successful startup ecosystems.…