Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship

Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship (FPE) is a private, non-profit foundation established in 1991 by several founders i. a. the University of Łódź. FPE provides training, consultancy and information services. As regional centre of the National SME Services Network (KSU) and Commune Information Centre (GCI) the Foundation provides information and consultancy services for the enterprises and people planning to start their own business. FPE has trained more than 32.000 people so far.


  • Training centre registered in the Regional Labour Office in Łódź, 2.10/00021/2004

  • Non-public educational centre registered in Regional Department of Education in Łódź, registry K no 525

Participation in international projects from Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci programmes e. g.:

  • Employability & Entrepreneurship: Tuning Universities & Enterprises (Erasmus/LLP Multilateral Project EAC/61/2006 No 134334-LLP-1-2007-1-PT-ERASMUS-EMHE), 2008–2009, coordinated by Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto

  • INTERJOB4YOUTH: Transference of a labor exchange platform to favor the internationalization aimed at the youth employment mobility (Lifelong Learing Programme / LdV Transfer of Innovation 2012-1-ES1-LEO05-49493), 2012-2014, coordinated by Fundació Cecot Persona i Treball, Terrassa

  • EU-GRAD - An EU Postgraduate Training and Working Programme to achieve “Total Mobility” of postgraduate students across the EU (Lifelong Learing Programme / ERASMUS Multilateral Project 510579-LLP-1-2010-1-ES-ERASMUS-ECUE), 2010-2012, coordinated by Fundacio Universidad – Empresa, Madrid

  • Q-Placements.NET: The European host companies network for the promotion of international workplace training for IVET students and apprentices (Lifelong Learning Programme / LdV Multilateral Networks 517633-LLP-1-2011-1-ES-Leonardo-LNW), 2011-2014, coordinated by Cámara Oficial de Comercio e Industria de Terrassa, Terrassa

FPE is experienced in projects related to:

  • Mobility of youth people and students (inward and outward apprentices) – project PoMoC: The professional activation of university graduates using the Portuguese Model of Coaching in the Lodzkie region (Human Capital Operational Programme UDA-POKL.06.01.01-10-006/12-00), 2012-2014, coordinated by Foundation for Promotion of Entrepreneurship

  • Improvement of soft skills among students and graduates (coaching, mentoring)

  • Tuning educational programmes to labour market demands

Since 2008 FPE has been a centre of Enterprise Europe Network. FPE initiates activities aimed at developing innovation and cooperation between businesses and R&D centres, building knowledge-based economy and fostering European integration. Since the beginning FPE has been a partner and coordinator of pilot national and international projects, in modern management, export development, IPR protection, textile sector, promotion of science and scientific achievements, corporate social responsibility, employability in the EU and many others. FPE has excellent relations with business community (including SMEs), local authorities, educational and R&D institutions.

FPE has received the Quality Management Certificate according to the EN ISO 9001:2008 standard for providing services in training, consultancy, information and innovation.