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Interview with European Youth Award winner Matteo Consonni

Matteo Consonni, Public Administration graduate at Leiden University won the European Youth Award (EYA) in 2015. In this interview with EYA, he tells what he's been up to since then and discusses entrepreneurship.


One of Matteo's most recent projects is the Venture Academy, which is a pre-incubation programme at the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University. This programme offers students in The Hague an opportunity to learn skills and methods to successfully build their own startup. According to him, entrepreneurship should play a bigger role in education. Europe has a great amount of human capital, but it is not used to its full potential. He believes we should exploit those more and be ready to risk more, and that regulations and institutions do not fully support that yet. 

You can find the full interview on the EYA website

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