EIF and the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, held a press conference in Skopje to mark the launch of the Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF) and the local Government’s contribution of EUR 300k. Speakers from the EIF, the Government, as well as the European Commission and South Central Ventures (ENIF’s fund manager, as selected by EIF) announced the news to the members of the local press, including several national news channels.

This press conference followed the EU Access to Finance days conference, whereby half a day was dedicated to the Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) and EIF joined colleagues from EC and EBRD to give an overview of the platform.