Western Balkan Enterprise

Western Balkan Enterprise

Development and Innovation Facility

Development and Innovation Facility

An innovative initiative, founded by the EU, to benefit
small and medium sized enterprises in the Western Balkans
An innovative initiative, founded by the EU, to benefit
small and medium sized enterprises in the Western Balkans

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WB EDIF's Success Stories

WB EDIF is about business ideas, it's about people.
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The WB EDIF Platform Advisory Group (PAG)

The PAG convenes at least twice per calendar year in order to discuss
relevant key matters of the WBEDIF, to give strategic direction and to decide on certain
matters in relation to the management of the WBEDIF.

Western Balkan
Enterprise

An innovative initiative, founded
by the EU, to benefit small and medium
sized enterprises in the Western Balkans

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The WB EDIF
Platform
Advisory Group
(PAG)

The PAG convenes at least twice
per calendar year in order
to discussrelevant key
matters of the WBEDIF,
to give strategic direction0
and to decide on certain matters
in relation to the
management of the WBEDIF.

I'm an entrepreneur

WB EDIF supports small and medium-sized companies in their efforts to start up or expand their business.

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I'm a financial intermediary...

Support WB EDIF in to boosting SME development in the Western Balkans by becoming financial intermediary.

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I'm a policy maker...

Discover WB EDIF's influence on the Western Balkans region and means of supporting your country.

Discover support for governments
650m €
available since inception
2536
SMEs financed
39000
jobs supported

News & Events

EVENT

Next year’s Berlin Process Summit to be held in the city of Poznań

Deputy Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Serbia, Mr Andrzej Kindziuk, announced that his country will host the next year’s Berlin Process Summit in the city of Poznań, due to its economic and historical significance. The announcement came during the event on the future of Berlin Process, organised by the European Western Balkans portal.

EVENT

The fifth Berlin Process Summit got underway with a meeting of Economy Ministers in Vienna

The fifth Berlin Process Summit, hosted by the United Kingdom, got underway with a meeting of Economy Ministers in Vienna on 4 July.

Discussions in Vienna focused on how the Berlin Process could best support economic growth in the region, including through the implementation of the Western Balkans Multi-Annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area Plan – a proposal agreed at the 2017 Berlin Process Summit to allow for the unobstructed flow of goods, services, capital and highly-skilled labour across the region, so as to promote investment and trade.

NEWS

WB EDIF Business Forum

The first WB EDIF Business Forum took place in Belgrade on 26 June 2018 as part of the 12th WB EDIF PAG meeting. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Economy of Serbia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and took place under the auspices of the European Commission with the support of the EIF.

The event gathered more than 150 participants from the entire region, including officials from the beneficiary economies, EC, EUDs, IFIs, Chambers, banks and finance providers as well as a number of SMEs. Several panels were organized to learn more about what WB EDIF has to offer, to hear stories from the companies benefitting under the facility and to discuss the main access to finance challenges.

The Forum was opened by the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Marko Cadez, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Branimir Stojanovic and Head of Cooperation at Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, Ingve Engstrom.

A business to finance event was organized in the afternoon, where the SMEs from the Western Balkans had the chance to meet the finance and advisory providers under the WB EDIF.

EVENT

WB EDIF Business Forum, Belgrade

The first WB EDIF Business Forum took place in Belgrade on 26 June 2018 as part of the 12th WB EDIF PAG meeting. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Economy of Serbia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and took place under the auspices of the European Commission with the support of the EIF.

The event gathered more than 150 participants from the entire region, including officials from the beneficiary economies, EC, EUDs, IFIs, Chambers, banks and finance providers as well as a number of SMEs. Several panels were organized to learn more about what WB EDIF has to offer, to hear stories from the companies benefitting under the facility and to discuss the main access to finance challenges.

The Forum was opened by the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Marko Cadez, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Branimir Stojanovic and Head of Cooperation at Dele-gation of the European Union to Serbia, Ingve Engstrom.

A business to finance event was organized in the afternoon, where the SMEs from the Western Balkans had the chance to meet the finance and advisory providers under the WB EDIF.

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