AER Working group on Investment, Business & SMEs

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Recent and ongoing activities
Seminar "Investing in SMEs" - 20 November 2014 - Brussels-Capital (BE) At a time when growth and jobs are on everyone's lips, AER organised with the region of Brussels-Capital, finance.brussels and Enterprise Europe Network a seminar in the European Parliament, where a hundred participants shared and discussed how the regions could efficiently support their SMEs on the path to success.
 

Working Group Meeting - 5 November 2014 - Arnhem, Gelderland (NL) Political debate on the topic of "Enabling SMEs to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities". Presentation of the Green Action Plan for SMEs, by Mrs. Listbeth BAHL-POULSEN (DG ENTR, European Commission) and discussion on SME actions on energy efficiency, by Michael STEURER (EUROCHAMBRES). Introduction and contributions to the AER position on the renewal of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA).

Field visit of the Volvo plant - 26 May 2014 - Wroclaw, Lower Silesia (PL) On this occasion, some 60 people had the chance to participate in a field visit to the Volvo Group manufacturing centre in Wroclaw, Poland. This event was co-organised by the Volvo Group, co-founder of the AER Business Community.
 

European Business Summit - 14 & 15 May 2014 - Brussels (BE) As the key regional partner of the European Business Summit, AER welcomed a delegation of a hundred persons coming from 20 different regions and more than 20 jounalists. An AER session was also organised on “How do European Regions contribute to competitiveness?“ and was attended by more than 130 participants, among which Commissioner for Regional policy, Johannes HAHN.
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