In the last couple of years, the EU-Japan Centre has been successfully co-organising half-day cross-cultural and export support workshops at various locations throughout the EU, with the support and guidance of local member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
Last year, in the context of a global pandemic, health concerns and travel restrictions, the EU-Japan Centre shifted to online workshops to be able to continue to help European companies access the Japanese market and provide more relevant and up-to-date information and support. Since June 2020, the Centre has co-organised over 10 online workshops with several EEN partners, including, representatives from Sviluppumbria (Italy), Zenit (Germany), ACCIO and Consell General de Cambres de Catalunya (Spain), Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts and Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Craft (Lithuania), Enterprise Europe Network Brussels and AWEX (Belgium), Bulgarian Industrial Association (Bulgaria), CCI Occitanie (France), Free Entrepreneurship Organisation (Poland) and others.
The EU-Japan Centre is now calling for new expressions of interest for export support or cross-cultural online workshops in 2021 for EU companies, clients of local member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network. These workshops, per EEN partners’ request, will cover export procedures either in food or textile sector, EPA-related benefits or provide in-depth insights on Japanese business culture and virtual communication.
In 2021, the Centre would like to co-organise approx. 10-15 online workshops in close collaboration and support of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) partners. For these workshops, the Centre’s staff would be supported by several experts and would inquire EEN partners to ensure at least 20 registered EU companies wishing to participate in the potential online sessions. The EU-Japan Centre would cover all expenses related to the experts’ fees, webinar platform, and would handle registrations and management of the online workshop on the day.
If support organisations member of the NETWORK would be interested in co-organising these online workshops, or have any further inquiries, please contact Ms Eivilte Kandrataviciute. We look forward to hearing from you!
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