Presentation of the EYE and MobiliseSME programmes as part of the EU OPEN FOR BUSINESS day

On the 21st of October, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg participated in the event EU Open for Business which took place in Luxembourg.

This annual event, coordinated by the European Commission, aims to highlight European SMEs by promoting the business spirit and helping to create an environment more supportive for small and medium enterprises.

This edition was focused on the economic recovery post-coronavirus and how SMEs in Luxembourg can access to finance, find new business partners, and adapt for the future. This 2-day digital event presented the different EU programmes available for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Luxembourg. Additionally, the visitors had the opportunity to virtually visit the stands of the local supporting organizations and get first-hand information from their experts.

In the context of the event, Soraya Bravo, Project Manager at the Chamber, presented the general objectives, requirements and registration process of the programmes Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and MobiliseSME.

She highlighted that both programmes offer a great added value for entrepreneurs and SMEs, such the exchange of knowledge and experience in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs; or the possibility to boost the internationalization in the MobiliseSME.

Local organizations were very interested in promoting both initiatives and the participation of entrepreneurs and SMEs from Luxembourg, especially in the recently launched MobiliseSME programme.

They also stressed the opportunity that this crisis offers to small and medium-sized companies to reinvent themselves and internationalize, and invited them to take advantage of the European programs and projects at their disposal.

The Chamber thanks DG Grow, the Enterprise Europe Network and the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for the invitation and looks forward to collaborating with these institutions to promote both projects.

 

If you would like to receive more information about the program Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs or MobiliseSME, please send an email to:

Contact people: Soraya Bravo | Noelia Sánchez Bravo

Email: erasmus4youngentrepreneurs@e-camara.com | mobilisesme@e-camara.com

 

Launch of the MobiliseSME pilot project, a mobility exchange programme between staff working in SMEs

The past October 5th, the kick of meeting of the MobiliseSME pilot project was held, a mobility exchange programme between staff working in SMEs, of which the Chamber is coordinator together with Fundación Equipo Humano.

The first meeting of the consortium took place electronically due to travel restrictions because of the Covid pandemic.

During this meeting, both coordinators of the programme, shared with the rest of the members of the consortium the main guidelines for managing the programme locally and promoting the participation of SMEs.

Furthermore, Fundación Equipo Humano presented its first experience of temporary cross-border secondment between a Spanish SME and an Italian SME. This secondment will be partially subsidized by the European Union. The host Italian company will enhance its business opportunities by establishing new contacts in the Spanish market, while the Spanish SME will develop the skills and abilities of its manager.

Companies interested in participating in this programme can contact one of the local organizations that manage this EU programme.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • Sending companies

Employers with more than three years of professional experience who have worked for at least one year for a registered SME, who wish to internationalize, improve their knowledge of a specific market or get access to it through temporary cross-border secondments in another EU country.

  • Hosting companies

Owners or co-owners with more than three years of professional activity, who are active and present in the day-to-day business of the company, whether in an executive or non-executive position, and who seek the opportunity of expansion or consolidation in other European market.

For more information, visit here or contact the Chamber at mobilisesme@e-camara.com