In line with the European Green Deal’s goal to improve people’s health, quality of life and care for nature, the Farm to Fork Strategy addresses an essential element for people well-being: food. European food is known to be of high quality and safety. Furthermore, European food and drink manufacturing enterprises – the majority of which are SMEs – export their products to more than 200 countries. This makes the EU the world’s largest exporter of food and drink products.
The first Enterprise Europe Network e-Days attracted around 1500 participants to follow the event plenary sessions and to participate in thematic workshops. Around 400 bilateral meetings among Network partners took place.
The transition to economic, environmental and social sustainability has become a major priority for the new European Commission. At the same time, all main actors have agreed that this transition must be based on a strong and resilient economy which finds its backbone in Small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The Network has been working relentlessly to prove that resilience is not just a concept, but, rather, a way forward. These stories illustrate the valuable work that Network partners have been doing to support SMEs around the world.
The end of such period will have major consequences for European businesses trading with the UK. For instance, tax and customs procedures will change. Therefore, small businesses and all stakeholders involved need to get ready.
Uruguay is a country with a history of political, democratic and social stability, and macroeconomic strength, which creates the right environment to develop successful investments. Thanks to the entry of Uruguay in June 2020, European and Uruguayan SMEs will have a brand new range of opportunities to explore. The Enterprise Europe Network Uruguay offers access to market intelligence, partnering opportunities, and innovation support for European SMEs looking for business opportunities in Uruguay, and vice versa for Uruguayan SMEs.
In recent months, the coronavirus pandemic has affected supply chains and impacted companies, industries and goods. This has caused an unseen global economic slowdown.
When considering a second-hand car, it is sometimes challenging to know if it has ever been involved in an accident or if it has hidden damage. With the support from the Enterprise Europe Network, Lithuanian firm carVertical has been able to make the histories of second-hand cars across Europe clearer and more transparent.
Welcome to the Enterprise Europe Network Canada: facilitating trade, investment, and innovation between Canada and the European Union
The entry of Canada into the Enterprise Europe Network in June 2020 opens a completely new range of opportunities for European SMEs in North America.
Situated off the west coast of Ireland, the small and tranquil Achill Island is now home to a thriving international business, thanks to the support from the Enterprise Europe Network. Achill Oysters, an Irish aquaculture business, has been able to reach new markets around the world while simultaneously sustaining the island’s sea farming heritage.