PLANET has been short-listed for the project:
Belgium-Brussels: Support to implementation of strategies to foster MSME development in Egypt
European Union represented by the European Commission on behalf of and for the account of the Arab Republic of Egypt, is the Contracting Authority.
The project budget is 2.500.000 € and the project duration is 38 months.
The contract will combine policy support interventions at the macro level for the reform of the SME support ecosystem (legislative, regulatory, institutional) with interventions at the meso level aimed at facilitating access of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to business development services (BDS) and increasing the effectiveness of one-stop-shops (OSS) and single windows (SW).
The support will focus on 4 main components:
- comprehensive government strategies to foster SME and entrepreneurship development in Egypt: strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Trade and Industry to design, implement, monitor and evaluate its focused and comprehensive SME and entrepreneurship strategy in line with Egypt’s sustainable development strategy objectives;
- legislative and regulatory reform: building the capacity of the Egyptian regulatory reform and development activity (ERRADA) for addressing specific legislative and regulatory issues related to SME ease of doing business;
- increasing access to quality business development services through review of the organisational framework for delivery of BDS and development of a coordination mechanism to ensure access to information and better value for BDS;
- improving the effectiveness of a pilot group of one-stop-shops (OSS) by enhancing the governance framework for OSS and SW, fostering the exchange of prevailing good practices among them.
The Consortium with Formaper – Milan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture (IT) as leader, in consortium with PLANET S.A. (GR), Eurosupport – Fineurop Eurosupport S.r.l. (IT), European Profiles S.A. (GR), and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (IT) as partners, belongs to the list of 9 short-listed candidates selected out of 12 received applications.