Cooperation with Member Organisations of Enterprise Europe Network

Co-organisation of online workshops for the benefit of SMEs clients of these EU regional support organisations.
In early 2021 the EU-Japan Centre has launched a call for (co-organising) online export-support and/or cross-cultural workshops and received over 30 expressions of interest from local member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). Since February 2021, the EU-Japan Centre has co-organised 8 online workshops with several EEN partners, including, representatives from Stowarzyszenie Wolna Przedsiębiorczość (Poland), Croatian Chamber of Economy (Croatia), Auvergne-Rhone Alpes Enterprises (France), Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Estonia), Eurosportello – Unioncamere del Veneto (Italy), Vilnius and Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania), Torino Chamber of Commerce, APRE (Italy), Hungarian Export Promotion Agency (Hungary) and TecnoCampus, XPCAT (Spain). A total of 414 people expressed their interest in participating in one of the online workshops which covered export procedures either in food or textile sector, EPA-related developments and benefits as well as Japanese business culture and virtual communication. The food sector remained of the highest interest among local EEN partners and their clients. Since the successful launch of online workshops last year in June due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre will continue organising more workshops in the following months for the benefit of local SMEs with EEN member organisations across the EU. For further information, planning or more specific queries in relation to these online sessions, please contact Ms Eivilte Kandrataviciute at eiva@eu-japan.eu. We look forward to hearing from you!