Online workshops in the EU/ call for expressions of interest among EEN partners

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.  

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 sectorEPA-related benefits or provide in-depth insights on Japanese business culture and virtual communication.

  • Topic 1: Process, procedures and planning for exporting a product to Japan (Food or Textile sector*) (45-minute presentation + Q&A session) 

  • Topic 2: EU-Japan Economic Partnership (EPA)-related opportunities for the chosen sector (30-minute presentation + Q&A session) 

  • Topic 3: Virtual communication and understanding of the Japanese culture and its business practices (30-minute presentation + Q&A session) 


The presentation covering a partner’s sector of interest would be linked with the EPA-related matters for that specific sector. The exact agenda and timing would be discussed individually with the partners prior to online workshops with possible options to cover from 1 to 3 topics (with only 1 sector in mind per session). 

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 take care of all expenses related to the experts’ fees, webinar platform, and would handle registrations and management of the online workshop on the day.  

If EEN partners would be interested in co-organising these online workshops, or have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Eivilte at eiva@eu-japan.euDeadline for submissions - 1 March 2021. 

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