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Expert group: Single SBA contact points (E02466)
Group which operates on a permanent basis
SME Envoy Sherpas (SBA contacts)
Policy Area:
Lead DG:
GROW - DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Informal, Permanent
To facilitate the implementation of the SBA, the collection and exchange of good practices will be structured around the 10 SBA principles. To prepare the meetings of the SME Envoys. Selection of good practices will be collected via various channels: o via expert groups or studies for particular thematic areas, e.g. bankruptcy procedures, family businesses, internationalisation of SMEs; o via the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPAs) whose categories reflect particular areas of the SBA; o on an ad hoc basis via this group: every country will have the possibility of bringing to the Commission’s attention any policy that is considered as meeting the criteria of a good practice. It will be a pro-active process without any specific deadline. The on-line database of good practices has been adapted to reflect the SBA principles and to include the winners of the EEPA as well as good practices identified through projects and/or presented at key SME poicy events, e.g. SME Assembly. SME Assembly is a major annual event for policy debate and good practice presentation. This event is combined with the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) ceremony. It will form the main opportunity for exchange of good practice within the framework of the SBA.
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
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Publication in RegExp:
15 Jun 2010
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Last updated:
31 Oct 2016
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