Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe
The OECD will be hosting a launch event at their Conference Centre in Paris to mark the SME Policy Index for the Western Balkans and Turkey on April 28th 2016.
The event represents a distinguished occasion to participate in a high-level discussion on SME policy in
the EU enlargement region, during which latest developments and outstanding challenges as identified in the SBA assessment will be debated with prominent EU officials, government officials from the Western Balkans and Turkey, OECD member countries as well as international partner organisations. In addition, this event will provide a forum for participants to discuss economic reforms under the broader prospects of the enlargement dialogue with the European Union.
For more information please contact the OECD via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), under the scope of the Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (EDIF) and with the support of the Ministry of Economy in Croatia, is pleased to invite you to the Social Innovation Event and Awards Ceremony of the Social Innovation Competition.
The event will take place on the 8th of March in Zagreb, Croatia, where you will be presented to the eleven most socially innovative project ideas and have the opportunity to meet with the main stakeholders of the “Quadruple Helix” partnership: private sector, academia, business, civil society and government.
Join us in this opportunity to scale up your innovative ideas and engage in a momentous network addressing societal challenges and sustainable relationships.
RSVP: to Thomaz.TALARICO@oecd.org by 5th March
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.
EIF, together with the Croatia Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts, held a press conference to mark both the launch of the Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF) as well as Croatia’s investment of EUR 2m in this initiative.
Speakers from EIF, the Ministry, HAMAG BICRO (Croatia’s Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investments), the EBRD as well as EIF’s selected fund manager – South Central Ventures – announced the positive news to a sizeable group of representatives from the Croatian press, including several national news channels.
This Forum is the leading industry conference in the region and provides networking ground for corporates and international professionals interested in deal-making in SEE, future, prospects and investment potential across the SEE Private Equity market.
EIF as well as ENIF’s Fund Manager will be represented at the conference, taking place at the Metropol Palace in Belgrade, Serbia.
For more information on the Forum please click here
Representatives from all WBEDIF partners, together with the Western Balkans Beneficiaries, met at the historic premises of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rome, on Monday 15 June 2015 to hold semi annual discussions on the strategic direction of the Platform
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
The 5th WBEDIF Platform Advisory Group meeting in Luxembourg on 10 December at the premises of the EIB and with a joint WBEDIF WBIF networking event the evening before (9 December).
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Balkan Venture Forum – Coinvest showcases innovative companies to active investors; promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, investment readiness and access to finance in the Balkans.
The ENEF Roadshows are targeted at private businesses, local commercial banks, institutional partners (such as chambers of commerce), local political representative (such as ministry of economy and development and PAG representatives) and EU representatives.
Please find below a lists of the scheduled roadshows:
Belgrade: 7 May 2014
Podgorica: 8 May 2014
Pristina: 20 May 2014
Tirana: 21 May 2014
Zagreb: 22 May 2014
Sarajevo: 3 July 2014
Skopje: 22 July 2014
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Balkan Venture Forum
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
George Giakoumakis (EIF) – Creation of the Regional Venture Capital Markets – WB EDIF
London, EBRD Headquarters
The Platform Advisory Group (PAG) members will be meeting for the 3rd time since the inception of the WB EDIF in order to discuss strategic direction and take key decisions to further the development of WBEDIF as a key facility in the territory enabling access to finance for SMEs. This meeting is also coordinated with the WBIF Steering Committee which takes place the day before on December 4th.