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ISSUE #3, April 2020

Fostering innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit


Welcome to the April edition of the SME Week Newsletter.

This month has certainly been different, and for some in our Promoting Enterprise community it has been particularly challenging. April has seen many policy changes and updates, Commission initiatives, hackathons and further actions. We have seen SMEs pitching in and doing their part, pushes and drives to make funding available to those in need, and a strong commitment to keeping the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit alive.

On behalf of the Promoting Enterprise team we hope that you continue to stay well, healthy and safe, and we are committed to bringing you the latest updates and inspiring stories.

Thank you for continuing to subscribe and do not forget to submit your news, articles and updates to be featured in an upcoming issue.

Removing restrictions to the Single Market

The European Commission has set up a new Single Market Enforcement Task Force (SMET) to address the actions and measures to be taken to ensure the free flow of goods such as face masks, medical supplies and food across the EU during COVID-19.

Read more on the News Portal.

EEPA 2020 - Don't forget to apply

The European Enterprise Promotion Awards national competitions are underway and are looking for the best projects to compete on national level.

Find out when your national deadline is on the News Portal .

Industrial clusters - Together against coronavirus

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), a COSME project, has just launched the Covid-19 Industrial Clusters Response Portal to respond to and address challenges during the time of COVID-19.

Find out more about the Industrial Clusters Response Portal and how to get involved on the News Portal.

Making Europe’s businesses future-ready

The European Commission has developed an industrial policy package to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.

Learn more about the industrial package on the News Portal.

    Digital Academy - A chance to develop digital skills

    Are you an SME looking for further digital skills training? Still looking for the exact training for your needs? Find out about the European Digital Academy

      Previous issues – Don’t miss out

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