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What is ENTER?

ENTER – Enterprises and Enlargement – is a project of UEAPME and the Avignon Academy, co-financed by the European Commission Prince Programme. This project aims to raise the awareness amongst SMEs in the 15 EU Member States on the impact of EU enlargement, which will take place on May 1, 2004.

How does the project work?

The project ENTER aims to provide information to EU SMEs and Craft businesses and raise awareness amongst them on:

a) The main features of the economy of the accession countries and the economic implication of the enlargement on crucial issues such as:

b) The impact in terms of opportunities and consequences of the enlargement on important sectors of production and services of SMEs and craft enterprises such as:

c) To familiarise EU SMEs and craft businesses with European instruments, networks and organisations in order to promote synergies between companies in the EU and the accession countries.

Information will be transmitted through a series of seminars and information campaigns.


SME summit

23-24th of April 2004, Luxemburg.

On this occasion high level representatives from national SME association in the EU and accession countries as well as Commission and Government officials will discuss the effects of enlargement on SMEs...

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Pilot training seminars

  • Dublin, Ireland
    March 26, 2004
  • Bologna, Italy
    May 7, 2004
  • Athens, Greece,
    May 14, 2004
  • Birmingham, UK
    May 26, 2004

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