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SME Week Newsletter 2022: Issue #15

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Welcome to the latest edition of the SME Week Newsletter 

In this edition of the SME Week newsletter, we are delighted to remind you that the 2021 EEPA Compendium is now available for download. Every year the Compendium showcases all of the shortlisted projects from the previous year and celebrates their achievements, as well as providing some insight into the Awards process – so make sure you check it out!

Other news in this edition includes the ‘Get Digital – Go Green, and Be Resilient’ call for expressions of interest, which will result in a catalogue of innovative digital solutions from the European Union, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and increase economic resilience.

We also announce the members of this year’s EEPA Jury, tease the launch of the seventh edition of the SME Week Youth Essay Competition, and introduce you to some initiatives being implemented across the EU to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing Ukraine, following Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against its neighbour.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you too – so please share with us stories that you believe will be of interest to the wider SME community, along with your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming newsletter, or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter 2022: time to catch up!

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Welcome to the first edition of the SME Week Newsletter for 2022! 

It is only the beginning of the year, and we are just about ready to start thinking about the 2022 edition of the European SME Week.

Through events, competitions and initiatives, this pan-European campaign helps existing entrepreneurs to find support and also encourages people to set up their own businesses. The SME Assembly, our flagship event, will take place towards the end of the year in a location we hope to share shortly.

As always, we would like to hear any stories regarding your start of the year and invite you to share any news with us for the Promoting Enterprise News Portal. 

We would also like to introduce you to the new Your Europe page avalaible in Ukranian in this link, and encourage you to share it on your social media account.

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SME Newsletter: Relive the SME Assembly Experience!

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Welcome to this new edition of the SME Week Newsletter!

What an exciting month! The SME Assembly on 15-17 November was a great success, and we would like to extend our warm thank you to our hosts from the Slovenian Presidency in Portorož, Slovenia.

We hope you all enjoyed and benefitted from the event. If you would like to relive your SME Assembly experience, you can find an overview in this Euronews report, and below, you can find coverage of the Schumpeter Lecture, news from the EEPA class of 2021, day-by-day coverage of the event and news on our Youth Essay Competition winner, so read on!

We are also interested in learning about your travel habits, for a radio piece about train travel in Europe. This short survey will only take a few moments to complete.

Don’t forget to share with us YOUR stories; how are you navigating these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter: Time to catch up!

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Welcome back to the SME Week Newsletter!

With only a few days to go, we are excited to invite you to register for the SME Assembly 2021 one last time, so that you can follow some of the key sessions this year online.

Set to take place in Portorož, Slovenia on 15-17 November 2021, the SME Assembly will be one of the first major European Commission conferences to be held in person post-COVID, subject to very strict rules for those attending. Read on to find out all about the programme and to learn who will give the Schumpeter lecture this year.

In this edition, we also present the 3 finalists in the SME Week Youth Essay Competition, which the jury selected from among all entries this year. Below you can meet Kristina, Victoria and Rui.

Finally, don’t forget to share with us YOUR stories; how are you navigating these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue, or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter 2021: Issue #10

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Welcome back to the SME Week Newsletter!

It’s also time to welcome back the SME Assembly, which will be held live this year on 15-17 November, in Portorož, Slovenia. As the culmination of SME Week, the SME Assembly will see entrepreneurs, policymakers, and innovators gather in Slovenia to put sustainability at the centre of Europe’s recovery.

In this edition, we also talk to some previous winners of the SME Week Youth Essay Competition, who have excellent advice for anyone thinking of participating in this year’s competition. If you haven’t started your essay yet, there is still time to get creative, so read on!

We also look at European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2021 to meet the European shortlist.

Finally, don’t forget to share with us YOUR stories; how are you navigating these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter 2021: Issue #9

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Welcome back to the SME Week Newsletter!

What better time than summer to get creative? The latest edition of SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2021 has been launched to give young people across Europe a platform to share their ideas on what a successful and sustainable start-up in 2030 looks like.

In this edition, we also look at the next phase of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2021 to see how many entries made it to the European stage.

Don’t forget to share with us YOUR stories; how are you navigating these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter 2020-2021: Issue #8

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Welcome back to the SME Week Newsletter!

As we go into February, it is time to start thinking about the 2021 edition of the European SME Week. Every year this pan-European campaign celebrates entrepreneurship and SMEs through events, initiatives, competitions and the flagship SME Assembly held towards the end of the year. In this edition we have a look at some of the different ways to get involved this year, so make sure that you don’t miss out!

We also want to hear YOUR stories, how are you navigating these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal, just like the IPA4SME project or Uplift Albania.

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SME Week Newsletter 2020-2021: Issue #7

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Welcome back to the Promoting Enterprise Newsletter. We hope that you were all able to enjoy some time off and are ready for some 2021 news from Promoting Enterprise.

To start the year we are celebrating our European Enterprise Promotion Awards winners from the 2020 cycle and getting to know them better. Read their testimonials to get an insight into their journey to the finals and their advice for future applicants.

2021 is also an opportunity for us to celebrate some other winners from 2020 – the SME Week Youth Essay Competition finalists and winner. These inspiring youth have plenty of ideas to share as well as what it was like to take part in the 2020 edition of the competition, all of which is revealed in their testimonials, now available on the News Portal.

We also want to hear YOUR stories, how are you overcoming these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter 2020: Issue #6

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SME Assembly 2020 – Time to catch-up

This month was very exciting with the very first virtual online SME Assembly taking place on 16-17 November. Co-hosted with the German Presidency, the Assembly was opened by German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier and European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, who prepared everyone for the exciting programme ahead.

If you missed out on the Assembly don’t worry – we have got you covered! Keep reading for some of the highlights and information on where to find exclusive photos, videos and other SME Assembly 2020 content.

We also want to hear YOUR stories, how are you overcoming these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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SME Week Newsletter 2020: Issue #5

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In the interests of the safety and wellbeing of our community, the decision has been taken by the German Presidency of the Council in cooperation with the European Commission to transform the SME Assembly 2020 into an online event.

The event will feature the usual array of top-level speakers, panels and masterclasses, and will feature a highly curated programme designed for the European enterprise community to share, innovate and continue to build the resilience that has helped us get through the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19.

In this edition we will also be sharing the latest EEPA 2020 announcements, including introductions to some of our top finalists, as well as a closer look at the projects awarded Special Mentions by the 2020 jury.

Don’t forget that we also want to hear YOUR stories, how are you facing these challenging times? Share your news and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue or on the Promoting Enterprise News Portal.

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