The seventh Interregional policy learning workshop & peer review of the STOB regions project took place on 13th and 14th of December 2018, in Seville, Spain and organised by project partner Official chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville.

The first day was dedicated to introducing the participants to the thematic workshop topic: Business Transfer in Rural Areas.

Day one provided expert external thematic lectures; Marie Depelssemaker, Secretary General of TRANSEO, The European Association for SME Transfer, followed by Laurent Renerken, Business transfer Advisor at SOWACCESS, offering a good practice in the form of the Walloon Business Transfer ecosystem in Belgium. . The Spanish National Plan for Business Transfer was presented by Francisco Moreno. Head of Area, Directorate-General Industry and SME of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

Presentations from the project partner's followed, allowing participants an overview of the intricacies and good practices of business transfer in rural areas, including the Ilfov LAG, Brandenburg University of Technology and other specific company transfer cases.

The second day was allocated for the Andalucia Region peer review. Presentations by local stakeholders regarding the regional specificities and good practice examples, including ARA Andalucía Rural, Andalucía Regional Government and a 2nd generation succession case of Bulnes Group.

A SWOT analysis and recommendation session of the situation in the region was conducted, aimed at providing STOB regions' Spanish partner external insights into policy learning, to aide in strengthening the development of the overall business transfer situation in the region.

For further information on the STOB regions 7th workshop event click here.

To access the presentations and content from the event visit our successionwiki here.