The BSO Profiles and the training proceedings publication is now available! You can download it here
Representatives of 31 Business Support Organizations (BSOs) from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine participated in the third and last training seminar that took place in Kiev on May 24-25.read more ...
The third and last FIT4SMEs training will be held in Kiev on 24-25 May.read more ...
Twenty-six Business Support Organization partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and more than one hundred Small and Medium Enterprises attended the FIT4SMEs training event in Belgrade on 3-4 April 2012.read more ...
On 3rd April the event will be opened by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development of Serbia, Ms. Dragijana Radonjic Petrovic; President of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Milan Jankovic; the Head of the Commercial and Financial Office of Italian Embassy in Serbia, Mr. Paolo Toschi; the Alternate Secretary General of the CEI, MrGiorgio Rosso Cicogna and by the representative of Informest, Ms. Sandra Sodini.read more ...
The first FIT4SMEs training was successfully held in Tirana on 15-16 March 2012 with the participation of twenty-seven Business Support Organization partner from Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro.read more ...
The second phase of the FIT4SMEs Project, managed by Informest and co-financed by the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Central European Initiative (CEI) through the Know-How Exchange Programme, started in October 2011, foresees in following weeks a series of training meetings offered to BSOs of the non-EU CEI Member States in the field of financial facilities provided by international financial institutions for small and medium enterprises.read more ...
The interested BSOs from the Project recipient countries in joining can apply and register to participate to the Project second phase. The already registered BSOs can update their listing.
The registration process is open until October 30, 2011.
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From October 1st 2011 starts the second phase of the FIT4SMEs Project. It is the further step of a 24-months programme developed by Informest and co-financed by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region (Italy) and the Central European Initiative (CEI) through its Know-How Exchange Programme (KEP). The objective is to strengthen skills and improve capacities of participating business support organisations (BSOs) from non-EU CEI member states in the field of financial instruments made available by international financial institutions (IFIs) to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), in order to provide technical assistance to a pilot group of selected SMEs in each recipient country to facilitate their access to international financial schemes for investments.read more ...
The paper “Main International Financial Facilities available for SMEs. Project Recipient Country Surveys” has the aim to define a comprehensive framework of the main international financial instruments offered to national SMEs operating in East European transition country markets.
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On 13th and 14th April 2011 was held in Trieste the International Conference of the FIT4SMEs Project on “Financial facilities for SMEs: training and capacity building for Business Support Organisation in non-EU member states of the Central European Initiative”, co-financed by the CEI through the KEP Programme and the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.read more ...
The Conference Programme is online
The first International conference of FIT4SMEs project will take place in Trieste, Italy - Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace on 13 April 2011.read more ...
2 BSOs for each recipient country will be selected and involved in FIT4SMEs next activities.
The Project "Financial facilities for SMEs: training and capacity building for Business Support Organisations in non-EU member states of the Central European Initiative - FIT4SMEs" has started at the beginning of February 2011, aiming at training staff of selected business intermediary organisations in the area of SMEs-dedicated financial instruments made available by international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank Group, or the European Investment Bank (EIB). The Project is implemented by INFORMEST, Development Agency for Economic Cooperation based in Gorizia (Italy), and financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI) through its Know Exchange Programme (KEP) and by the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy).read more ...
The registration process is open until the 09th March 2011.
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The Conference Programme is online
FINANCIAL FACILITIES FOR SMEs:
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS IN NON- EU MEMBER STATES OF THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE
13 April 2011, Trieste , Italy
Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee and registration
10:00 - 11:00 Opening session
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
Moderator Mr Guido Paolucci, Programme Manager, Secretariat for CEI Projects, Official-co financing Unit, European Bank Reconstruction and Development
11:15 - 12:45 Focus on International Financial Institutions: general overview, programmes and facilities dedicated to SMEs followed by Q&A
12:45 – 13:20 The role of territorial cooperation in the development of South East Europe : state of art and perspectives towards Europe 2020
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Panel on Serbia : country economic profile and investment opportunities
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:30 Parallel panels
17:30 – 17:45 Conclusions