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SMEs AND COOPERATIVE ECONOMY FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Financial Framework: INTERREG 4B (MED)
Overall Budget: 1,8€ Million
Period: 2010-2012
Fields: Social Innovation; Enterprise promotion; Cooperatives; Tourism; fisheries; Cluster Development
Objectives: The main project objectives are to strengthen the potential of innovation of the cooperative enterprises in fishery, agriculture, tourism and environmental sectors and to promote them on the international markets. The main activities are: survey on regional policies supporting the cooperative entrepreneurship; common action plan for the integration of cooperative systems; feasibility study for the “clusterization” of MED cooperatives of the sectors identified; pilot projects and online services.
Target Group:
  • Public authorities
  • Cooperatives
Activities:
  • Setting up the transnational cooperation framework
  • Analysis, survey and action plan for the MED cooperative system: analysis on changes affecting the cooperative economy, regional policies and legal frameworks (SWOT analysis for the following sectors: fishery, tourism, agriculture and environmental sectors); peer review, benchmarking and innovative solutions’ planning
  • Cooperative enterprises’ clusterization
  • 4. Online services and tools for the cooperatives’ innovation: on-line observatory; high added value services for cooperative systems.
  • Disseminate and capitalize