The Circle – A cross-country, cross-disciplinary program for European freelancers and entrepreneurs

Building business, creative & digital skills in focused learning circles, home and abroad

The Circle is a European Erasmus+ program, targeting wellbeing and sustainability for the business, as well as the entrepreneur. The Circle is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The program helped develop the capacity of its 60 participants to overcome challenges posed by disruptive situations, such as the covid pandemic. It also focused on building 3 sets of skills: creative skills, digital skills and entrepreneurial skills, with a special focus on sustainability, international mindset & wellbeing.

The Circle is a response to a post-pandemic context that brought the need for creative thinking & innovation to the forefront of societal resilience.

The results of the program

  • 4 in-person learning Circles in 3 countries (Italy, Romania, Spain)
  • +60 participants from 3 countries (Italy, Romania, Spain)
  • +10 online events, webinars & networking sessions
  • 6 guided courses for creative and non-creative entrepreneurs, available online in 4 languages: Romanian, English, Italian & Spanish: The Entrepreneurial Kits – Generalist & Creative Versions, The Creative Kits – Generalist & Creative Versions, The Digital Kits – Generalist & Creative Versions 

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Impact Hub Bucharest

Since 2012, the first coworking space in Romania, with more than 2000 members in Bucharest. Part of the same global network as Impact Hub Madrid, with a mission to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem with accelerating programs, direct funding and the biggest online entrepreneurial educational platform in Romania

Matera Hub

Since 2011, Materahub has been the Intermediary Organization of the European Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program; since 2014 it is the Italian host of the Creative Business Cup, the only international competition dedicated to cultural and creative industries. Materahub is also a member of some of the most important European networks working in Creativity and Culture sectors

Impact Hub Madrid

Impact Hub is the largest international network of impact entrepreneurship communities. In Madrid it has 6 coworking spaces dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship, with offices, shared work areas, rooms for events, training or meetings and a varied programs. Impact Hub Madrid is the first Spanish coworking company with the B Corp sustainable company and the Zero CO2 certificates.


Leader in the IT & digital marketing market in Romania, with an experience of over 18 years in providing comprehensive software solutions, mobile development, blockchain solutions, and digital marketing services. Certified as a Google Cloud Premier Partner, Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS Technology & more, Zitec has delivered more than 650 projects in over 20 countries, on 4 continents. 


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