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Mission Growth

Missions for Growth

Introduction

In his role of Commissioner responsible for industry and entrepreneurship, VP Tajani wants to ensure that European Industry and enterprises come out of the current economic crisis stronger and more competitive than before.

In that sense, helping EU companies and in particular SMEs to develop their activities within the EU and abroad and in parallel reinforcing industrial relations and strengthening the links of Enterprise policies with these countries is vital. For this reason, VP Tajani is organising missions for Growth in European and third countries. Through these missions, Europe can also better communicate and promote its policies.

These missions, involve political and business meetings and discussions in areas of mutual interest in the fields of Enterprise & Industry policy but do not deal with specific trade policy issues. They allow for high-level contacts between VP Tajani, EEAS (European External Action Service), European entrepreneurs and political authorities.

European companies are informed of these missions through the DG Enterprise's website, the European Enterprise Network, by industrial federations, Member States Embassies and by EU delegations and representations. The participation is open to all interested businesses bearing their own costs (travel and accommodation expenses).

VP Tajani's Missions for Growth are followed by missions led by the SME Envoy concentrating specifically on SMEs.

Objectives

To strengthen cooperation between EU and other countries and regions of the world by combining political meetings with a business dimension (door-opening/prepare steps to match-finding) on Enterprise and Industry policy issues.

To enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interest of Enterprise & Industry Policy (through signature of political documents in various sectors such as industrial cooperation, innovation, standardisation, clusters, entrepreneurship, raw materials, SMEs, space, tourism).

To better understand the business climate in other countries and regions of the world, promote business/investments there – seen through the lenses of European business, EU officials get a better understanding of business environment in other countries.

To promote the internationalisation of European companies, including of course SMEs.

To show and promote Europe as an investment opportunity for business: the external marketing of Europe’s internal market.

See the full guidelines of Missions for Growth

Note to the College from VP Tajani

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