<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:55:52 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Improving the market performance of business information services regarding listed SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

As part of the December 2011 Action Plan to improve access to finance for SMEs, the ECSIP consortium carried out a study on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry to explore how to facilitate access to high quality business information on listed SMEs in order to make such SMEs [...]

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Program podpory Evropské unie malým a středním podnikům]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Přehled hlavních možností financování dostupné pro evropské SME

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a dynamic Europe]]> Published : Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Giving entrepreneurs a second chance at success and encouraging the handover of businesses are crucial ingredients in ensuring Europe’s long-term prosperity, according to a new study. These issues were also highlighted during the recent European SME Week 2011.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2011 SMEs' Access to finance survey]]>

Published : Wed, 07 Dec 2011

The survey examines SMEs’: Financial situation, growth (past and future), innovative activities and need for external financing Use of internal funds and external sources of finance Experiences when applying for different types of external financing Use of loans, the size and reasons behind taking out specific [...]

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Oct 2011

The Commission has presented the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. This Code provides recommendations and standards that should foster best practice in the microcredit sector. It is intended to provide guidance for microcredit providers from the point of view of consumers, investors, funders and regulators.

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finance for Europe's entrepreneurs]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Sep 2011

New brochure on CIP Financial Instruments Case Studies

Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Thinking Big for Small Businesses - What the EU does for SMEs]]> Published : Thu, 30 Jun 2011

The visitor brochure aims to present “what the EU does for SMEs”, with a particular focus on the SBA.

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprising solutions for women entrepreneurs ]]> Published : Thu, 30 Jun 2011

Female entrepreneurship is a key resource for Europe. The Enterprise Europe Network provides the practical support needed to thrive in the business world.

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean industrial cooperation ]]> Published : Fri, 24 Jun 2011

The EU will support the Southern Mediterranean people’s democratic aspirations by creating a Euro-Med area of shared prosperity with a special focus on entrepreneurship and small business. To this end, industry ministers have agreed upon a series of practical actions during the latest Euro-Med meeting held in Malta.

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Social innovation in action]]> Published : Thu, 05 May 2011

The EU has identified social innovation as crucial in helping Europe meet the challenges of the 21st century, and a number of initiatives have recently been put forward to spread awareness of social innovation and encourage the private sector to get involved. Central to this strategy was the recent launch [...]

Wed, 04 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 04 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A first class act fostering the competitiveness of small businesses]]> Published : Fri, 29 Apr 2011

The Small Business Act (SBA) was launched in 2008 to ensure that European small and medium-sized enterprises have access to finance and markets and can thrive in a regulatory environment conducive to growth. A recent European Commission review reveals that progress in implementing the SBA’s measures has been made, while [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[An Innovation Union at the service of a sustainable future]]> Published : Fri, 10 Dec 2010

The European Commission has unveiled an ambitious plan to boost Europe’s innovative potential with the aim of turning ideas into jobs and green growth. The strategic approach streamlines efforts on key challenges, such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. In addition, it seeks to [...]

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Assessing the performance of European SMEs]]> Published : Wed, 22 Sep 2010

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) not only make up the vast majority of companies in the European Union, but they are also Europe’s main job-creation engine. The annual report on European SMEs reveals that the economic crisis has caused this motor to stall temporarily, despite the fact that the EU [...]

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Gaining scale in microcredit – can banks make it happen?]]>

Published : Tue, 08 Jun 2010

A report on two workshops organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. For the European Commission, developing the supply of microcredit is important because it encourages new businesses, stimulates economic growth and can help counteract the effects of the financial and economic crisis. Entrepreneurs often find it difficult to [...]

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 07 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A more innovative Europe]]> Published : Tue, 27 Apr 2010

EU Member States continue to improve their innovation performance, according to the 2009 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard, and the difference between the leaders and the catching-up countries is narrowing. Although the majority of available data predates the beginning of the recession, there are signs hinting that the good [...]

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 26 Apr 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting and supporting entrepreneurship]]> Published : Mon, 19 Apr 2010

Hundreds of events are being organised in 37 countries for the European SME Week 2010, which will mainly take place between 25 May and 1 June, but will run throughout May and June. This initiative will showcase the support available to business at the European, national, regional and local level. [...]

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Innovation Scoreboard 2009]]> Published : Wed, 17 Mar 2010

Scoreboard shows more innovation needed in Europe.

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cross-border venture capital in the European Union]]>

Published : Wed, 24 Feb 2010

Summary report of the European Commission work on removing obstacles Given the effects of the financial crisis and the associated economic uncertainty, a well-functioning venture capital market can help to mitigate the effects of the crisis and tackle the barriers to innovation. Venture capital funds are a valuable source of finance [...]

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Survey on the access to finance of SMEs in the euro area – second half of 2009]]> Published : Mon, 22 Feb 2010

This report presents the main results of the second wave of the biannual survey “Access to finance of small and medium-sized enterprises in the euro area”. The survey was conducted between 19 November and 18 December 2009 and covered 5,320 firms. The report provides information on the financial situation, financing [...]

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Giving Europe an innovation boost]]> Published : Fri, 05 Feb 2010

Since its launch in 2007, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) has promoted several initiatives and produced important results: over 50,000 SMEs have already benefited from its guarantee scheme under the financial instruments and more than 11,000 SME co-operation agreements have been put forward. In 2010, the EIP will continue [...]

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:00:00 GMT