Assistance on Development of National SME Strategy and Action Plan, Preparation of Project Documents for Pilot Actions

Ref 6 Project title Assistance on Development of National SME Strategy and Action Plan, Preparation of Project Documents for Pilot Actions
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
Euromed Turkey 120.000 100 2 EC (through Framework Contractor) EC 2002 – 2003 NA
Detailed description of the project Type of services provided
The general objective of the assignment is to assist the Turkish Government in its support to SMEs in line with the European Charter for Small Enterprises.

The specific objectives of the assignment were:

● Identification and elaboration of the needs and priorities of SMEs,

● Assistance in the development of a national SME strategy and action plan for 2002-2004 in line with the EC Enterprise Policy,

● Proposal of a programme of financial assistance (€ 10 – 20 Mio), made up of a number of pilot projects in line with the national SME strategy and action plan.

The team has assessed existing SME support programmes/projects of Turkish institutions, of international donors and of the EC (Including Enterprise Policy /European Charter for Small Enterprises). A recommendation paper, identifying pilot projects (max. 2-3) to be financed (€ 10 – 20 Mio in total) under programming 2002 was presented by the team, including draft project fiches and ToRs and related documentation. As further result of the assignment, a Draft National SME Strategy and Action Plan for Turkey in line with the European Charter for Small Enterprises, and a Recommendations report including a timetable for financing, for 2003-2004 were presented to the EC and the Turkish Government.

● Draft National SME Strategy and Action Plan for Turkey in line with the European Charter for Small Enterprises.

● Draft project fiches following standard EU (Phare) model with all annexes for 2-3 pilot projects.

● Draft Terms of Reference of pilot projects.

● Recommendations including a timetable for financing, drawn up for 2003-2004.