SMEs represent more than 99% of all businesses and employ more than 90 million in Europe. They are the engine behind our economy and must be kept strong, competitive and innovative.» European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship
The call for proposals is part of a Pilot Project which intends to support SMEs that operate across borders in the enforcement of outstanding claims, namely through helping them to optimise their business procedures and improve their awareness of the available EU legal instruments for the cross-border enforcement of claims.
The call for proposals aims at financing actions consisting of the organisation of seminars that provide SMEs with information on credit management, claims management and the available legal instruments, especially for commercial transactions across borders within the EU, thus facilitating the cross border enforcement of outstanding claims. Seminars should be organized in the Member States, e.g. via the networks of chambers of commerce and industry or other non-profit facilities engaged in business promotion.