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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Conference on the European Charter for Small Enteprises

Vienna , 13-14 June 2006

Conference jointly organised by the Austrian Presidency and the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General

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The Conference Summary Report pdf - 87 KB [87 KB] is now available.

Programme

Programme pdf - 196 KB [196 KB] brochure EN/DE/FR including practical information

Press Package

On 12th June 2006, the content of press package 'A Guide to SME Policy' prepared for this conference became available in html format on the SME Policy website.

2006 Good Practice Selection

The exchange of good practice in the Charter context continues complementary to the Lisbon process. The good practices presented at the Charter conference in Vienna are published in this brochure and as an on-line catalogue.

Presentations

Tuesday 13 June

Learning from good practices

Revisiting good practice from the 2004 conference

Workshop 1 - More out of the Single Market, especially easy access to information on legislation and standardisation

Workshop 2 - Business support, especially for start-ups and business transfers

Workshop 3 - Experiences in facilitating small business development in the Mediterranean

  • Euro-Mediterranean Charter for Enterprise. The case of Morocco: process of adoption and challenges of implementation pdf - 124 KB [124 KB] français (fr)
    Ms Latifa Echihabi, Director General, National Agency for the Promotion of SMEs, Morocco
  • Understanding the real needs of SMEs pdf - 115 KB [115 KB]
    Mr Makram Malaeb, Senior SME Specialist, SME division Ministry of Economy and Trade, Lebanon
  • Procedure facilitation through the one stop shop: the Tunisian experience pdf - 343 KB [343 KB] français (fr)
    Mr Mounir Zalila, Adviser, Agency for Industrial Promotion, Tunisia
  • Experiences in technology transfer in Egypt: the case of the technology centres pdf - 73 KB [73 KB]
    Mr Mohamed Hany Barakat, Undersecretary for Foreign relations and International Agreements, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry, Egypt
  • Israel's national SME support framework pdf - 224 KB [224 KB] français (fr)
    Mr Eli Bentata, Deputy Director General, Israel SMEs Authority, Israel

Wednesday 14 June

Workshop 4 - Successful e-business models, especially measures to support the uptake of e-business by SMEs

Workshop 5 - Other Charter areas

Workshop 6 - One person enterprises - Recruiting the first employee

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