UpGradeSME partners finished comprehensive survey on COVID-19 impact effecting SME internationalization policies and company operation. 

The joint COVID-19 survey was carried out in the period December 2021- February 2022 and the findings were summarized in the joint report of UpGradeSME partners which you can download from the following link:  JOINT REPORT.

The findings and recommendations of the report are based on

  • the statistics for key socio-economic indicators like GDP, employment statistics, sector-specific statistics
  • a literature review investigating OECD reports on COVID-19 effects and
  • 133 interviews of the relevant UpGradeSME regions: 125 interviews with small and medium sized enterprises and 8 interviews with the relevant regional and / or national Management Authorities or Intermediary Body organisations

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UpGradeSME consortium