Early Warning Europe

Early Warning Europe provides free, impartial and confidential counselling to companies in distress

A European Network helping companies in distress

Each year more than 200.000 EU businesses are facing insolvency, and 1,7 million jobs are lost in the EU due to insolvency. Moreover, the risk of bankruptcy is what Europeans fear most about setting up a new business: 43% of Europeans would not start a business if it might fail compared to just 19% in the United States.

Early Warning Europe establishes Early Warning mechanisms in four EU Member States: Poland, Spain, Italy and Greece, providing support to 3500 companies in distress in 2017-2019. We also support the establishment of Early Warning mechanisms in five additional EU Member States in 2017-2019 – the Second Wave countries. The ultimate goal of the project is to establish Early Warning mechanisms in all EU Member States.

Simultaneously, we are establishing a European Network of experts, authorities, associations and chambers of commerce for improving framework conditions for SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe. This work will be further strengthened by the development of an innovative, data-driven method to identifying companies in distress. The ambition is to present a Next Generation monitoring and early warning method based on machine learning and big data to identify companies that are in risk of a bankruptcy.

Member countries



Danish Business Authority

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Business Development Centre Central Denmark (coordinator)

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The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

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Fundacja Firmy Rodzinne

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European Small Business Alliance (ESBA)

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European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UAEPME)

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Team U

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Federación Nacional de Asociaciones de Trabajadores Autónomos

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Regional Government of Madrid

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Unione Industriale di Torino

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Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen, and Merchants

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Athens Chamber of Tradesmen (EEA)

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mentor organizations

Based on European Best Practice

Early Warning Europe builds new best practice and draws on existing experience from Early Warning Denmark, TEAM U in Germany and Dyzo in Belgium showing that free and impartial guidance for companies in distress has a positive impact - not only on the survival chances and financial performance of the companies, but also on society. The implementation of Early Warning mechanisms across Europe uses and develops European best practice, and will help save jobs, promote growth and improve public finances.

Meet the secretariat of Early Warning EuropE

Latest News

On this webpage we continuously share the latest news for the Early Warning Europe project.

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Expert Network Meeting in Athens

10/10/2018 Join us at the following Expert Network Meeting of Early Warning Europe in Greece.
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Possibilities & challenges of machine learning

05/10/2018 The forth Expert Network Meeting organised in Brussels has opened up the opportunity to project partners and experts having experience in early warning to discuss the possibilities and challenges of machine learning in insolvency prediction.
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EWE presentation tour goes on all across Piedmont

05/10/2018 EWE presentation tour goes on all across Piedmont: on 20th September 2018 the Project Manager and Business Consultants went to Sant’Ambrogio di Torino.
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