The EU4Business: Connecting Companies is a project managed by EUROCHAMBRES and funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union.
The EU4BCC project aims to support sustainable economic development and job creation in the EaP countries by helping SMEs to grow- especially by promoting increased trade, encouraging inward investment, and fostering business links with companies in the EU.
In the EU4Business: Connecting Companies, 5 Sectorial Consortia will be selected through a call for proposals. Each Consortium will comprise a minimum of 1 EU and 1 EaP Chambers (maximum 4 EU & EaP Chambers per sector) who will manage the selected sector aiming at the implementation of the long-term strategy developed by the Board of Experts towards improving the competitiveness of the sector covered.
There will be around 59 subgrants schemes for BSOs at €60.000 (maximum, based upon the nature and duration of the activities to be implemented).
The object of this Call for Proposals is to identify, for each economic sector the EU4BCC project addresses, a partnership of EU and EaP Business Support Organisations having a keen and common interest in elaborating, managing, and implementing actions under the supervision of the relevant Sectorial Consortium.
Actions to be implemented (twinnings, B2B matching, and study visits) by sector:
- Bio/organic Food sector: 12 actions
- Wine sector: 11 actions
- Tourism sector: 12 actions
- Textiles sector: 12 actions
- Creative Industries: 12 actions
The project will target BSOs from the 6 EaP countries: sectoral organizations, women entrepreneur organizations, chambers with a sectoral focus, clusters; they will work in partnership with their EU counterparts, in a peer-to-peer approach.
SMEs from the EaP countries will also directly benefit from the actions, especially those with international potential; they will receive training, coaching, and opportunity for matchmaking with business from the EU.
How to apply
Deadline to submit proposals: FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2020 | 18:00 (Moldova time)
Candidates interested to apply are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the call for proposals.
In order to submit your proposal please follow the link below: https://connectingcompanies.eu/index.php/calls/
Note: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova is one of the members of the Bio/organic Food and Wine sector.