image-a803a12ccd521bfb37df84d00dfbc1005f648d4de46eff0ef45fe381145ec27a-VThe Launch of the OECD flagship publication SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 taking place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 28 April 2016.
The event represents a distinguished occasion to participate in a high-level discussion on SME policy in the EU enlargement region, during which the latest developments and outstanding challenges as identified in the SBA assessment will be debated with prominent EU officials, government officials from the Western Balkans and Turkey, OECD member countries and international partner organisations. In addition, the event will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss economic reforms under the broader prospects of the enlargement dialogue with the European Union.
Ultimately, the event will include a series of panels which will discuss current challenges and good practices in developing the regional SME sectors, ranging from internationalisation, access to finance and skills development to innovation policies. Discussants present at the event will include key EU and regional policy makers, academic researchers and private sector representatives.