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Id 353
Year of submission 2008
01. Title of the measure IDEA - Interactive database for enterprises and associations
02. Country
03. Language English
04. Contact details
Responsible organisation Bulgarian SMEs Promotion Agency (BSMEPA)
Name and Surname of contact person Boryana Mincheva, head of the SME Department
Street and number Sofia 1000, 1 Sveta Nedelya Sqr.
Postal code
City
Country BG
E-mail of contact person mintcheva@sme.government.bg
Website of organisation www.sme.government.bg; www.ideanetwork.eu
 

 
05. SBA policy area Internationalisation (EU and non EU markets)
06. Source European Charter for Small Enterprises
07. Description of the measure IDEA is an interactive database providing information for small and medium-sized businesses from the 18 Central European Initiative (CEI) countries. IDEA has information on more than 250 SME support organisations and over 100 projects). Information is provided in all languages of the CEI countries.
08. Objectives To supply small businesses from CEI countries with information. A similar system is planned for the Balkan region, to provide information about IT services, consulting and finance.

09. Duration (dd/mm/yyyy)
Start Date 01/02/2006
End Date 31/07/2007
Other Information
10. Target group SMEs and business support organizations from the CEI countries - Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
11. Have you consulted business organisations before submitting this measure? Yes
11.1 Comments/testimonial by business organisation/entrepreneur The measure is seen as very practical and arriving on time.
12. Why is this measure a success? Please give information on results and achievements. Uniting small businesses with support organizations from 18 European countries, IDEA has a great impact. The database is very easy to develop and maintain.
13. Problems that had to be overcome and lessons learned Problems occurred due to misunderstandings between some organizations. These problems have been solved and IDEA is working properly now.
14. Information on the measure can be provided in the following languages
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