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									                      PHARE Business Support Programme III of the European Union for Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Turkey
                      UEAPME SME-FIT II
                      Activity Report Form for Sectoral and EU-Partners (participation in target country: Bulgaria)


Name of Activity (eg Nat Training, Acquis Diss, Inst Building etc):        Introducing new services in the BROs
Title of activity you participated in according to invitation:             Developing activities of business cooperation

Place of event: Sofia, Bulgaria                                            Date of event: 10.7.2008
Name of association: UPEE Union for Private Economic Enterprise            Name of reporting partner: Handwerk International /
                                                                           Handwerkskammer Region Stuttgart

What was your role in the activity? (eg speaker, expert for institution building etc)
Gabriele Hanisch (Assistant Director of Handwerk International) - expert and speaker



What was the content and the               What are your personal observations on the results?         Any other comments ? Is there a need
objective of the activity?                 Did you encounter any problems? Please evaluate:            for further actions with this partner?

Gabriele Hanisch provided an               In the framework of the seminar Mrs. Hanisch could          Handwerk International /
introduction to business cooperation       establish new contacts to the Bulgarian participants. Due   Handwerkskammer Region Stuttgart will
with a special focus on the target group   to the intensive discussion she was able to gain a very     also be involved in the institution building
SMEs. Objective of the seminar was to      good insight into the Bulgarian economic structure.         measure “Business organisation and
describe the process of building up                                                                    Management” in February 2009. This
international business cooperation and     The participants were very interested in the subject and    measure will deal among others with the
to point out different alternatives of     participated actively in the seminar. Mostly multipliers    situation of SMEs in Germany, particular
identifying suitable cooperation           and only very few SMEs participated in the seminar -        challenges for SMEs and the reaction of
partners. The presentation thereby         unfortunately the total number of participants was quite    SMEs to these challenges. Financing for
covered the following aspects:             small.                                                      SMEs will also be part of the seminar.
                                                                                                       Besides an overview of suitable tools for
    -   SWOT analysis                      Strong interest was shown in how to set up and finance      financial controlling, business
    -   Market research                    lasting cooperation structures between companies as well    organisation and management shall be
    -   International marketing            as among networks. The participants were also very          provided. The content of this institution
    -   Fields of international business   interested in the structure of German economic              building measure should thus meet the
        cooperation                        organizations particularly with regard to providing         interest of the participants.




This project is funded by the European Union under the PHARE Business Support Programme and implemented by UEAPME and its partners. The content of
this document does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission.
                      PHARE Business Support Programme III of the European Union for Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Turkey
                      UEAPME SME-FIT II
                      Activity Report Form for Sectoral and EU-Partners (participation in target country: Bulgaria)




    -   Cooperation profile              a better service to their Bulgarian companies.
    -   European Business
        Cooperation Database (BCD)
    -   Matchmaking
    -   Trade fairs
    -   Best practice (b2fair)

Participants were explained how to
complete a cooperation profile.
Sufficient time was left to individual
questions.




Contact person:                          Place and Date:                              Signature of reporting partner:
Sigrun Taschner-Tangemann                Stuttgart, 29.7.2008




This project is funded by the European Union under the PHARE Business Support Programme and implemented by UEAPME and its partners. The content of
this document does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission.

								
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