Youth and Women Entrepreneurship in Challenging International (Global) Business Environment - BAMDE 2018
Conduct your own workshop - poster presentation -
It is possible to organize your own work shop, do a poster presentation or to submit a paper to the conference. Deadline for this registration is 15th February 2018 - and you will get a response if you are accepted within a week after the deadline.
Go direct to "Call for papers" here.
The conference program indicates 4 days of great opportunities to networking with colleagues as well as very interesting presentations.
In addition to the initial €121 million the European Fund for Strategic Investments have provided the Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility with €60 million to strengthen SMEs in the sector. It is done through the Creative Europe Programme and it aims at supporting the scaling up of culture and creative projects and to make the m more competitive. The expectations are that this action will make €1 billion available as loans to the SMEs in the CCS (Culture and Creative Sector).
"Access to finance is more challenging for Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) in the cultural and creative sectors than for conventional SMEs. Some of the reasons are the intangible nature of their assets and collaterals, the limited size of the market, and the lack of training (on the part of financial intermediaries) to address the sector's specificities."
The guarantees will allow banks and other financial institutions from an enlarged number of countries to significantly increase financing for projects in the cultural and creative sectors. The Capacity building programme will help the financial sector improve its understanding of the creative sectors and encourage the financial intermediaries to become more active lenders to creative SMEs in the future.
SME Academy 2017