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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Public Management, SME Policy, Trade

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, SMEs

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the sustainable and climate-resilient economic diversification and prosperity of Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) and ultimately improving the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the participating territories.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To strengthen the capacity of the Governments of the Caribbean OCTs to service the business sector
– To improve the capacity of Business Service Organizations (BSOs) to engage in public/private policy and administrative reform dialogue with Governments and provide services to their constituency of SMEs
– To promote stronger collaboration, trade and investment relations among the EU, CARIFORUM and the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories

Among financed actions
– Business plan development and implementation
– Market research, identification and testing
– Promotional material (e.g. brochures, catalogues, CDs and videos)
– Advocacy
– Research, Development and Innovation
– Development and implementation of training schemes and tool-boxes
– Creation of clusters and other collaborative platforms