Regional Conference Women Entrepreneurship – Best practices & networking 28th and 29th November 2014, Skopje

On 28th and 29th of November in Skopje, as part of their regular activities Foundation for Management and Industrial Research together with Foundation Youth Entrepreneurial Service have hosted first Logo_publishing_nontransp1Regional conference Woman Entrepreneurship-Best practices & networking.

The event objective was to add support toward women entrepreneurship through promoting good practices and business networking of women entrepreneurs from the region such as Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and Croatia.DSC_0843

In scope of the conference was organized trilateral Company mission aimed for pre-arranged business meetings among companies led by female entrepreneurs from Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria.

Main topics:

–           Food industry

–          ICT

–          Textile industry

–          Services and support

–          Furniture industry and design

–          Tourism

–          Pharmacy and cosmetics

Benefits and potentials for participants:

–       Develop new international business relations

–       Participate in pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners

–       Reach different business and technology agreements (joint venture, licensing, distribution, technical cooperation, manufacturing and subcontracting)

–       Find new partners, markets and products



Association of Business Women, Macedonia

Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Serbia

Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Dobrich, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bulgaria


Supported by:

Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia

Central European Initiative – CEI

Enterprise Europe Network


Official Sponsor:

ORBICO, Macedonia


Gallery 28-29 Nov 2104, Skopje

Have your Say in Europe

Business Consultation and SME Feedback Service

With the help of European Information and Innovation Centre (EIICM) as part of Enterprise Europe Network, Macedonian businesses can now become involved in the European policy making process through the Business Consultation and Feedback service. BUSINESS PANELS EIICM will host a series of business consultation panels which will enable businesses to make their voice heard in Europe and to express their opinion.  Our findings will be submitted to the European Commission to monitor how EU legislation affects Macedonian companies and will contribute to the overall improvement of the policy making efforts at European level. SME FEEDBACK ACTIVITIES Are EU rules causing you difficulties? •    Do you have trouble complying with complicated European directives? •    Is your business facing problems trying to enter new European markets? •    Do you have a question relating to European procedures which you cannot find the answer  to? •    Is European legislation, or the lack of it, making it more difficult for your business to operate successfully within the European Single Market?Businessman leaning on desk, explaining to four colleagues sitting. EIICM brings your issues to the European Commission’s attention and can refer your enquiry to  Interactive Policy Making (IPM) Initiative. The EIICM team is at your disposal with all information concerning the services for obtaining feedback to the EU policy makers. Enterprise Europe Network and the European Commission will not share data with third parties for direct marketing. Immediately after the submission, your replies are recorded in a secured and protected database hosted by the data centre of the European Commission.

European missions for growth in Belgium, Greece, Italy and Spain

Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani continuously works to promote European industry and SMEs in order to more easily overcome the consequences of the economic crisis.  607 representatives of 425 companies / business associations from 26 European countries participated in the Missions for growth realized in the period 2011-2013 led by Commissioner Tajani .
The European Commission has published a calendar of planned missions for 2014 , focused on several European countries :

• Wallonia , Belgium – February 18, 2014 ( sectors : mechanical industry , biotechnology , logistics , creative industries , etc. . )
• Athens , Greece – 10/11 March 2014 ( agro – food , food industry , biotechnology , energy , tourism)
• Naples , Italy – 13 / 14 March 2014 ( eco – construction , biotechnology , energy , automotive, agri – food , tourism)
• Palermo , Italy – 27 / 28 March 2014 ( agro – food , intelligent energy , ICT , construction and eco – buildings , creative industries )
• Sevilla and Merida , Spain – 3 and April 4, 2014 ( more detailed information is expected soon )


More information about the program stated missions , opportunities for business meetings as well as priority business sectors can be found at the following link :
For more information about the participation of companies / representatives of business associations and other organizations in charge of Macedonia is the European Information and Innovation Centre in Macedonia ( EIICM ) 
Contact person for Missions for growth: Gabriela Kostovska Bogoeska, ( 02 3077 008)