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Business Beyond Borders

Updated: Jan 24

Different organizations across the EU are contributing to SMEs improvement. Based on experience and background they are using the Erasmus PLUS program to prepare tools and resources that SMEs can use freely to improve managers and staff abilities.


Different organizations across the EU are contributing to SMEs improvement. Based on experience and background they are using the Erasmus PLUS program to prepare tools and resources that SMEs can use freely to improve managers and staff abilities.

Resources prepared by those organizations are usually free of charge and available for everybody to use. We are here presenting 3 projects implemented in the last 2 years; these are related to the 3 main themes in the GT4SME project: Internationalization, access to finance and digital transformation.

Business Beyond Borders, maximising your matchmaking experience at trade fairs around the world!

Business Beyond Borders is an initiative funded by the European Commission and coordinated by EUROCHAMBRES, Copyright 2016-2019 Business Beyond Borders – Industrial and Intellectual Property Disclaimer

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Business Beyond Borders is a European Commission (EC)-funded initiative which helps businesses, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Clusters, to operate internationally, with the ultimate goal of increasing economic growth within and outside Europe.

Additional support is provided to companies participating at international fairs by establishing a series of Business to Business (B2B), Cluster to Cluster (C2C), and Business to Cluster (B2C) matchmaking events; and by supporting the development of the companies’ activities in target markets (Australia, South Africa, India, Chile, Iran, among others).



SME Internationalisation Exchange

https://www.interregeurope.eu/sie/


The 7 SIE partner regions are keen to respond to the challenge of increasing SME internationalisation capacity and this project will help them to assess the effectiveness of current policies and the support initiatives that they cover.

Each partner will showcase successful support interventions in its region so that the other regions can test new ways of helping companies.

SIE will include study visits, local stakeholder groups, joint research into barriers faced by SMEs and regional action plans to improve policy design and implementation.

The partners will explore how different SME support mechanisms (workshops, trade missions/fairs, investment funds, B2B matchmaking and online tools) work in each region. The project activities will focus on a variety of topics including digital vs physical exports and international vs European trade.


Improving policy instruments supporting innovative SME performance

https://www.interregeurope.eu/upgradesme/

8 partners cooperate in the deep restructuring of 6 involved policy instruments in the topic of SME internationalization .

SME are deeply involved in all countries. This brings the needs of beneficiaries and the offers of the decision making level closer – a real dialogue begins .

During the 5 years exchange of experience workshops, staff exchanges, study visits, peer reviews and the direct interaction with different policy levels starting from the SMEs through intermediary organisations to the Managing Authorities will be realized .

6 Action plans are under elaboration which will provide the methodological upgrade of the selected policy instruments.

EU level policy recommendation will be provided on SME internationalization topic.


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