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…”creating new business opportunities for Baltic SMEs by making the procurement processes more transparent and accessible”.

Small markets in the BSR and SME access barriers to European supply markets are key problems addressed by the project. They cause competitive disadvantages for Baltic SMEs and their regions compared to suppliers and regions acting in large regions.

Despite the 2004 adopted EU-package of directives on public procurement, designed to reduce the administrative burden and to make procurement systems more transparent and easier for SMEs and the “Small Business Act” for Europe (SBA) from June 2008, barriers are still effective, e.g. between the Baltic Sea Region and the North Sea Region, as well as other European areas.
Even under the single market industry-specific barriers and SME-specific barriers still persist. BalticSupply seeks to encourage SMEs to be more innovative and to engage “in new sectors and niche markets”.

Therefore, the BalticSupply project will pursue an integrated and proactive approach to shape the future of supply logistics by linking innovation policies and promote competitiveness strategies in the Baltic Sea Region.

The project will create SME Supply Clusters for all the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea as an innovative instrument for effective regional economic development and SME promotion. Furthermore, BalticSupply intends to cooperate closely with the North Sea Supply Connect project in order to secure access to new regional markets and business opportunities in the North Sea and secure European cross boarder competitiveness i.e.:

  • Extend knowledge for better SME performance on North East European SME supply markets
  • Enhance the integration of BSR SMEs into North European supply chain logistics


 

…”creating new business opportunities for Baltic SMEs by making the procurement processes more transparent and accessible”.

Small markets in the BSR and SME access barriers to European supply markets are key problems addressed by the project. They cause competitive disadvantages for Baltic SMEs and their regions compared to suppliers and regions acting in large regions.

Despite the 2004 adopted EU-package of directives on public procurement, designed to reduce the administrative burden and to make procurement systems more transparent and easier for SMEs and the “Small Business Act” for Europe (SBA) from June 2008, barriers are still effective, e.g. between the Baltic Sea Region and the North Sea Region, as well as other European areas.
Even under the single market industry-specific barriers and SME-specific barriers still persist. BalticSupply seeks to encourage SMEs to be more innovative and to engage “in new sectors and niche markets”.

Therefore, the BalticSupply project will pursue an integrated and proactive approach to shape the future of supply logistics by linking innovation policies and promote competitiveness strategies in the Baltic Sea Region.

The project will create SME Supply Clusters for all the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea as an innovative instrument for effective regional economic development and SME promotion. Furthermore, BalticSupply intends to cooperate closely with the North Sea Supply Connect project in order to secure access to new regional markets and business opportunities in the North Sea and secure European cross boarder competitiveness i.e.:

  • Extend knowledge for better SME performance on North East European SME supply markets
  • Enhance the integration of BSR SMEs into North European supply chain logistics