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Everywhere International SMEs-project ends, but outcomes live on

The Interreg Europe funded project, Everywhere International SMEs (EIS), has reached a successful conclusion.

EIS commenced in March 2017 and builds on the knowledge, that SMEs who internationalise are more robust in times of crises, create more jobs and are more innovative than comparable businesses who do not. The aim set out by 7 EIS partner regions from across Europe, has been to develop initiatives that improve SMEs’ abilities to export abroad.

Even though the project is now coming to an end, the real impact has just started showing, as Project Manager John Fitzgibbon explains:

“The real value of such a project is to be measured on how it progresses in the period following the project. Several Good Practices have already been identified and are now available to business support organisations throughout the continent to learn from. For the regions participating in the project, learnings are already being implemented and are, as we speak, helping SMEs going abroad.

Moreover, the partnership has created a structured process -, The GlobalEIS Tool - that has been at the very heart of SME internationalisation initiatives across the regions. These tangible results have already set out an impact-trajectory that points far beyond the project period itself. We are very pleased and proud of our collective results.”

06 10/2020