Implementation of the “European Charter for Small-sized Enterprises” in Croatia

Ref 3 Project title Implementation of the “European Charter for Small-sized Enterprises” in Croatia
Name of candidate Country Overall project value (EUR) Proportion carried out by candidate (%) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners if any
Informest (implementing body on behalf of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia) Croatia (Counties of Istria, Primorsko-goranska and Dubrovnik-Neretva 259,312.80 87 5 Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Law No. 84/01

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

January 2005 – December 2005 County of Istria (HR)-

County Primorsko-goranska (HR)-

County of Dubrovnik-Neretva (HR)-

Region of Veneto(I)

Euro Info Centre Veneto (I)

Detailed description of the project Type of services provided
Project objectives:

● Promotion and diffusion of the European Charter for small-sized enterprises among stakeholders, entrepreneurs, public administration at County level

● Implementation of the Charter principles by the local administration in 3 beneficiary Counties through the innovation of policies in support of SME development

● Spread of the importance of SMEs for the local socio-economic development

● Generation of innovative projects also on the basis of public-privat partnership

● Support to Croatian regional authorities in the process of innovating their policies for the local development

Project Activities:

● Project management, co-ordination and monitoring

● Definition of a communication strategy about the principles and the purposes of the Charter

● Technical assistance in the activity of verifying existing Croatian legislation with the principles of the Charter

● Presentation of the relation between the principles of the Charter and the &qout;acquis communautaire&qout; relevant to SMEs with the organisation of workshops and seminars

● Formulation of innovative proposals for the policies relevant to SMEs

● Creation of partnerships between private and public bodies for the generation of innovative projects in support of SME development

● Realisation of study seminars and exchange of best practices between Croatian and Italian entrepreneurs and civil servants on the relationship between SMEs and public administration

● Project preparation, planning, budgeting and transnational implementation.

● Technical assistance in the activity of comparing Croatian legislation with the principles of the Charter.

● Organisation of workshops and seminars.

● Organisation of qualified training for the beneficiaries.

● Organisation of study tours.

● Monitoring activity during the whole implementation of the project.

● Coordination of activities.

● Overall responsibility for project management.