<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:35:46 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Entrepreneurship Education: A road to success]]> Published : Wed, 28 Jan 2015

A compilation of evidence on the impact of entrepreneurship education strategies and measures

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission and EIB Group support microfinance in Spain]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Under a mandate from the European Commission, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed an agreement on 27 January 2015 with MicroBank – the social bank within La Caixa – to facilitate loans of up to EUR 25 000 each to microenterprises and self-employed entrepreneurs in Spain. At least 40 [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for proposals: COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Go International ]]> Published : Tue, 20 Jan 2015

The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectoral boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest – notably in support of the development of emerging industries.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on "Statistical data on Women entrepreneurs in Europe"]]> Published : Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Women represent more than 50% of the European population, but far fewer are taking the plunge to start up their own company.

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results of the Public Consultation on the EU Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy:]]> Published : Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Good business is good for business according to feedback from the CSR public consultation.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on ''Bankruptcy and second chance for honest bankrupt Entrepreneurs'']]> Published : Wed, 03 Dec 2014

The fear of failure is one of the most important factors affecting the creation of new enterprises.

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second online competition for the Serious Game of the China IPR SME Helpdesk runs until Novermber 16th]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk has launched its second online competition for the Serious Game, on Thursday the 30th of October 2014 and it runs until Sunday the 16th of November 2014.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Protecting your Domain Name in Southeast Asia]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the significance of internet usage in Southeast Asia that is relevant to them.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014


Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Accès au finance­­ment - Un nouvel accord pour stimuler le financement de 330 000 PME]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Prouvant leur engagement indéfectible à stimuler l'économie à sa source, la Commission européenne et le Fonds européen d’investissement ont signé un accord, le 22 juillet dernier, afin de garantir aux petites et moyennes entreprises d’Europe l’accès à 25 milliards d’euros de financement supplémentaire au cours des sept prochaines années.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission leads delegation of EU companies to Chengdu in China to pro­mote trade links, 21-23 Oct]]>

Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

The European Commission will lead a delegation of representatives of European business associations and entrepreneurs to China to discuss with the Chinese government and entrepreneurs how to further promote EU-China trade and industrial cooperation.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA et COSME : duo de rêve pour les PME]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Aussi surprenant que cela puisse paraître, les petites et moyennes entreprises, qui représentent l’écrasante majorité des entreprises européennes, sont actuellement à l’origine de 85 % des nouveaux emplois au sein de l’UE.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[La coopération a permis d'améliorer la chaîne d'ap­provisionnement alimentaire, mais beaucoup reste à faire]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

La chaîne d'approvisionnement alimentaire occupe une place fondamentale dans la vie de tous les jours et le bien-être des citoyens.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping SMEs tap into EU funding for dual use projects]]>

Published : Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Technological applications that are now in common use, such as GPS and the Internet, have their origins in military research.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Competitiveness Council – Brussels, 25-26 September 2014]]>

Published : Wed, 24 Sep 2014

The European Commission will be represented on 25 September by Vice-President Michel Barnier responsible for Internal Market and Services; Commissioner Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship; and Commissioner Neven Mimica, Commissioner for Consumer Policy.

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk video: Know Before You Go]]> Published : Tue, 23 Sep 2014

This short animation from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk showcases the services of the Helpdesk in a visually appealing and easily accessible way, including explaining the importance of SMEs to the EU economy and the challenges they face internationalising to Southeast Asia.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise Europe Network Awards recognise successful international cooperation between SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The European Commission honoured companies from the UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Greece at the Enterprise Europe Network Awards held at Solvay Library in Brussels on 23 September 2014.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Comment rendre l’UE plus at­tractive pour les PME? La Com­mission sollicite des avis sur la question]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Sep 2014

Qu'attendent les petites et moyennes entreprises européennes des futures politiques de l’UE? Il s’agit là de la question centrale d'une consultation que la Commission a lancée afin d'améliorer le Small Business Act (SBA).

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT