Supporting the SECI Business Advisory Council to SEE's Investment Promotion Efforts

Contract partner: SECI - Southeast European Cooperative InitiativeCountry: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 35.000,00Project start: 01.01.2005End: 31.12.2005

Short Description:

Overall goal

The SECI Business Advisory Council (BAC) for South Eastern Europe strives to build viable partnerships between government/administration and the private sector in each country and in the region. These partnerships enhance the efforts in promoting investment, business development, environment and employment.

One of the primary objectives of the BAC is to make South Eastern Europe an attractive place to invest, and ultimately creating jobs. The BAC will do this by identifying specific obstacles to trade, infrastructure and investment and promoting viable strategies for removing them.

In order for the BAC to pursue its above stated objectives, namely to help the region become an attractive place to invest, thus creating jobs, it needs a strong and efficient support mechanism through the Secretariat.

The project's aim is to support the Secretariat's work in assisting the BAC to accomplish its task, particularily concerning the Business Missions to Prishtina, Skopje, Belgrade, Chisinau and the Business Promotion SEE Workshop in Vienna, all of them to be held throughout the year 2005.

project number7932-00/2005
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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