PROJECT

EU4Business – Supporting SME Competitiveness Reforms

Project Description

The project aims at assisting the Eastern Partnership countries in the implementation of policy reforms based on policy recommendations from the OECD’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Policy Index; contributing to improved government responsiveness to SME needs and requests, and to improved public-private dialogue at national level.

Specific Objective

– To assist Eastern Partnership countries in the implementation of policy reforms based on the policy recommendations outlined in the SME Policy Index.
– To increase government responsiveness to SME needs and facilitate improved public-private dialogue at national level.
– To strengthen policy dialogue and peer review at regional level with regard to SME competitiveness in the EaP region.
– To increase co-operation between SME stakeholders from the EaP region and facilitate exchange of best practices.
The programme supports a comprehensive set of activities carried out on country as well as regional levels. Country-level activities are provided in those countries that have expressed high‑level political commitment in implementing SME policy reforms and those that have agreed to a peer review examination of these reforms. Activities at regional level involve all Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries.

Expected Results

– Data collection, analysis and country-missions to develop policy reform or policy acts in support of implementation of policy recommendations of the SME Policy Index.
– Conducting workshops to prepare countries for the peer review examination at the Eurasia Competitiveness Roundtable organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
– Organisation of coaching and capacity building workshops to support reform implementation.
– Capacity building activities through policy seminars for policy makers.
– Establishment of a regional structure in the form of an OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Roundtable.

Map of Activities and Beneficiaries

* Locations on the map are indicative and may not reflect precise location.

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