The 6th Regional Stakeholder Group Meeting in the Region of Central Macedonia (RCM), took place on Wednesday, 11th July 2018, at 12:00, at ANATAOLIKI SA headquarters (1st km Thermi - Triadi), in the context of PURE COSMOS - Public Authorities Role Enhancing Competitiveness of SMΕs, co-financed by INTERREG EUROPE Program. PURE COSMOS aims at developing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and at improving the efficiency of public services, in order to develop entrepreneurship and reduce administrative burdens, by using selected policy instruments, through the exchange of know-how and experiences among partner Regions of the project.

At the 6th meeting the Central Macedonia Regional Authority explained the Calls published or to be published under the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020. These calls are related to a) the One Stop liaison Office of Central Macedonia Region, b) the mechanism of Supporting Innovation Ecosystem in RCM and c) to Innovation and Technology Coupons offered to grant Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Additionally, the Regional Action Plan of Central Macedonia was presented, as it has been formulated by today, following the consultation with the Local Support Group and the Regional Authority of Central Macedonia. Finally, other Partners' Regional Action Plans were briefly discussed, as well as information on the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform so that LSG members can get acquainted with the available database of scientific articles, good practices and Experts from all over Europe.

PURE COSMOS partnership consists of 7 Regions out of 6 EU countries (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary & the Czech Republic). Regarding Greece, ANATOLIKI SA participates in PURE COSMOS, in cooperation with the Central Macedonia Region.