Competitive enterprises, successful regions. The role of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and regional policy during the period 2014-2020.

18/11/2014   | Regional Policy 9h30 - 13h00| JDE 52
Competitive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe’s economy and of key importance for the development of its regions and cities. Between 2014 and 2020, the EU budget will make significant resources available to SMEs through the European Structural and Investment Funds, the COSME and the Horizon 2020 programmes. The European Regional Development Fund in particular has made “the competitiveness of SMEs” one of its top priorities and EU funding will be available for this purpose across all EU regions.
The Committee of the Regions promotes the “European Entrepreneurial Region (EER)”, a concept which has focused on supporting entrepreneurial policies and the implementation of the EU’s Small Business Act (SBA) at regional and local level since 2011. A total of 15 regions (including those chosen for 2015) have shared the EER experience so far. The EER initiative is supported by the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, UEAPME, Eurochambres and Social Economy Europe.
The conference will address two themes:
• How can we ensure the delivery of SME related EU policies such as the SBA and funds at regional and local level?
• SME policies and the review of the Europe 2020 strategy: What form should the territorial dimension take?
The target groups for this conference are:
• representatives of European, national and regional SME organisations;
• officials of regional and local authorities involved in the management of EU funds;
• representatives of European and national associations in the field of regional and business development.
Web Streaming provided

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Organizer: UEAPME
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