The History of IPREG
In 2005 IPREG was created as an international network of networks with the aim of producing knowledge concerning policy measures in the field of entrepreneurship and small business in different EU countries.
During the last ten years a huge number of projects have been carried out in different regions and countries. The latest project focused on the costs for policy measures taken. This project was done during 2010/2011 in four EU countries and the results have been presented in eight reports. The results have also been summarized in an article in the journal Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice in July 2014. This study is unique since besides this study there are little knowledge about the costs for different policy measures taken, which is strange since it is difficult to describe the overall effects if one does not know the size of these annual costs.
In creation of our new institute IPREG we have decided to work further on with our network together with our international contacts and networks.