A project co-financed by the Italian Government, the Central European Initiative and Informest
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The IDEA Project is co-financed by the Italian Government and by Central European Initiative (CEI).
The Project is co-ordinated by Informest and it is implemented in partnership with CEI and BSMEPA - Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency.

The Countries involved in the Project are all the 18 CEI Member States, namely: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Since the Project is financed by the Italian Government with the funds of Italian Law n.84/01 "Provisions for the Italian participation to stabilisation, reconstruction and development of the Balkans", a particular attention is given to the Countries of South Eastern Europe.

The direct beneficiaries of the IDEA Project are Business Support Organizations of the involved Countries and both local and foreign Small and Medium Enterprises.

Joining the on-line IDEA Network brings several benefits:

Benefits for Business Support Organizations

Benefits for Business Support Organizations are:

  • Improvement of international visibility
  • Promotion of services, activities and projects to a vast on-line community
  • Promotion of international partnership
  • Free access to the IDEA platform and facilities (Agenda of Projects, Electronic Notice Board, etc.)
  • Facility of networking with other BSOs

Benefits for SMEs

Benefits for Small and Medium Enterprises are:

  • Getting detailed information on services and instruments offered by public institutions and private organizations for SME business both at local and transnational level.
  • Getting up-to-date information on national and international projects supporting SME development implemented by BSOs.
  • Having the chance for posting requests for services, technical assistance and consultancy directly to the most suitable BSOs.
  • Having the possibility of being informed by the BSOs about partner and business opportunities.