On May 7th, 2021, Budapest Enterprise Agency (BEA) organised the 6th local stakeholder meeting via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting was to share the info about the BEA’s specific microloan for crafters, to share the news about the CRAFTS CODE project and to learn the details of 2 call for proposals for crafters.

János Kele – General Director of Budapest Enterprise Agency welcomed participants and presented in the meeting the news related to the smart city initiative which was launced by BEA and under the aegis of which BEA is welcoming ideas from crafters as well.

Boglárka Baranyay-Bobor – Microfinance Director of BEA informed participants about the new opportunity for crafters, namely the specific microloan for crafters. The microfinance is convenient for those who would like to get access of up to 25.000 EUR loan.

Mónika Alíz Mészáros – EU project manager informed participants about the status quo of the CRAFTS CODE project and invited participants to the 3rd International Thematic Seminar.

Participants also learned practical details of 2 new call for proposals which are appropriate for crafters. The speaker, Roland Csordás informed the crafters and stakeholders on how to apply for the calls successfully and shared tips and tricks. Also, he answered the questions at the end of the meeting. One of the new call for proposal is called 'VEKOP-1.2.7.-20 Support of SMEs from Fashion and Design industry in order to adapt them to the challenges of the modern business and production' which is funded partly by the EU and the Hungarian State. Makers can apply to the call and BEA is supporting the applicant stakeholders or members of stakeholders. The other call is called „City Civil Fund” which can support the activities of communities.