ACCESS – Actively Coaching and promoting Cooperation in the light of Enlargement for Small and Sole proprietor businesses

Ref 11 Project title ACCESS – Actively Coaching and promoting Cooperation in the light of Enlargement for Small and Sole proprietor businesses
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 (project partner) Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary 790,815.81 11 3 German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses – ZDH

(project leader)

EC Budget Line B 5-3003. Preparatory Projects on the Impact of Enlargement in the Border Regions of the European Union April 2004 – April 2006 Confartigianato Udine (I), CNA Udine (I), Chamber of Skilled Crafts Ostmecklenburg-Vorpommern (D), Chamber of Skilled Crafts Potsdam (D)

Chamber of Skilled Crafts Cottbus (D)

Confederation for the sanitary, heating and air conditioning vocations of Land Brandenburg (D), German-Polish Cooperation Office of the German Savings Banks (D), PKO Bank Polski (PL), Chamber of Crafts and Small Business in Zielona Gora (PL)

Regional Development Centre of Koper (SLO), Hajdu-Bihar County Foundation for Enterprise Promotion (HU)

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

● To enhance the competitiveness of small, micro and sole proprietorship businesses situated in the border regions next to the accession countries, belonging to those economic sectors which will be particularly affected by the impending enlargement: construction and environmental technologies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg in Germany; construction and wood in Friuli Venezia Giulia in Ital

Project activities:

● Activity A. Train the trainer seminar

● Activity B. Selection of micro, small and sole proprietorship enterprises

● Activity C. Preparatory seminars for SMEs

● Activity D. Cooperation events – Fairs and business trips

● Activity E. Individualised coaching

● Activity F. Website and database

● Activity G. Partner meetings

● Activity H. Information material / Publications

● Activity I. Dissemination

● Coordination of Italian, Slovene and Hungarian partners.

● Organisation of the Train the Trainer seminar.

● Support to the organisation of the preparatory seminars for SMEs.

● Creation of web site and database.

● Participation at partner meetings.

● Creation of CD-Roms.