The Interreg Europe programme funds several projects supporting European SMEs to internationalise. This workshop provides a platform for four of these projects to detail their findings, and share their experiences about what has worked well and what could work better. Each project approaches the subject of internationalisation of SMEs from a different perspective. Projects will implement action plans to embed the findings of the interregional learning process. How will each project make a difference and what is the end user/target group experience? The workshop intends to provide valuable messages for future ERDF programming post 2020.

11.30     Welcome and introduction

11.35     Keynote Speech: Christophe Guichard, Team Leader Internationalisation, European                 Commisssion DG GROW

11.45    Part one: What has been achieved to date? 4 Interreg Europe projects

  • Everywhere International SMEs
  • Compete In
  • Upgrade SME
  • Clusters3

12.15    Part two: How will the projects make a difference?

12.45    Open debate

13.00    Networking lunch