One of the aims of the initiative LOOK-EAST NET is to develop trade and industrial relations between the economic operators of the EU border regions Friuli-Venezia Giulia (IT), Eastern Macedonia (GR), Carinthia (AT) and the SMEs of the new Member States from Central-Eastern Europe and EU-no border regions.
This objective is realised through the organisation of three partnership events in Italy , Greece and Austria , which dedicate special attention to foster business cooperation through the organisation of bilateral meetings among enterprises, sector associations and local development agencies.
The first two partnership events were successfully held in Udine (Italy) on 12-13.12.2003 and in Kavala (Greece) on 18-19.06.2004 and they hosted almost 500 participants including enterprises, sector associations, development agencies, local and regional authorities, business support providers from Italy, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.
All the companies participating at the first two events are inserted in the present SME Database, freely accessible on line, which allows to easily identify the company profiles by using specific search criteria:
- Field of activity;
- Type of co-operation proposed;
- Partnership event (Udine, Kavala, Villach)
As a final outcome of the LOOK-EAST NET project, an interactive SME Database containing almost 500 company profiles from 9 European Countries will be at your disposal: a permanent and useful tool for promotion and development of business cross-border cooperation.