Have your say in EZK’s Entrepreneur panel

As an entrepreneur, would you like to contribute ideas on the entrepreneurial policy and communication of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK)? Think about sustainability, financing, digitalisation, regulations and business climate. Then sign up now for the Entrepreneurs’ Panel.

What does this panel involve?

  • Throughout the year, there are various items via online methods (questionnaires, chats, etc.)
  • Monthly online discussions with policymakers and entrepreneurs
  • There is a physical meeting with a minister at least once a year

In 2022, there was a meeting on SME financing and in 2023 on regulatory burden in doing business in NL and international business.

Online and in person

The Entrepreneurs’ Panel is a dedicated (online) platform. This allows you to participate at times and places that suit you. The panel also travels the country to organise meetings. And in the autumn, you are welcome to attend a big meeting at the ministry in The Hague, with the Minister of Economic Affairs also joining in.

There are continuous reports on the items, which are linked back to the panel and principals.

Examples of topics in the past period

  • Regulatory pressure
  • SME financing services
  • Business climate
  • Doing business internationally
  • Diversity

Who can apply?

A diverse group of SME entrepreneurs is sought: women and men, larger and smaller companies, from start-ups to established companies (with staff), from different sectors and regions of the country. We want to grow to a panel of more than 200 entrepreneurs. Currently, there are already almost 150 sign-ups. Entrepreneurs from the Leiden region are also invited from haret to join.


Would you like to join? Then send an email to Joke Busschots of the regional network cooperation Economy071.Then your application will be initiated further.

Also watch the  videomessage from Minister Adriaansens (EZK) and Minister Schreinemacher (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) on the Entrepreneurs’ Panel

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