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Project location
EGYPT
Project value
€70,000
Client
EC
The overall objective of this project was to assist the Government of Egypt in meeting its international obligations under the GATS WTO Agreement and to improve its effective participation in the relevant WTO committee. The purposes of this contract were as follows:

Enhancing the capacity of the WTO Central Department, of the Trade Agreements Sector, MTI to understand and monitor the implementation of the trade – related aspects of the General Agreement on Trade in Services agreement (GATS) under WTO

Improving the capacity of the staff on using the transferred knowledge and analytical skills
Project location
EGYPT
Project value
€65,000
Client
ENPI South
The overall objective of the mission was to promote deeper economic integration between Egypt and the EU in the area of international trade in goods and services. The mission specific objectives were to:

Provide a factual assessment of ongoing trade related cooperation (EC-Egypt) and identify Egypt's trade and trade related assistance needs including in the area of industrial policy.

Define a set of concrete proposals for technical assistance intervention (to be financed out of the NIP 2010 or thereafter) which takes into account the requests for Twinning already put forward by the MTI.
Project location
YEMEN
Project value
€171,270
Client
EC
The global objective of the assignment was to assist the Ministry of Industry and trade in acceding to the World Trade Organisation and strengthening long term strategic thinking on trade policies and mainstreaming of trade policies in the Yemeni environment. The specific objective was two-fold: 

To strengthen capacities within the Ministry of Industry and Trade in relation to long-term strategic thinking on trade policies and mainstreaming of trade policies.

Support the Ministry of Industry and Trade in management of the Programme Estimate ti run various activities in relation to the Accession Process as per the identified priorities and requirements.
Project location
SYRIA
Project value
€44,000
Client
EC
The global objective of this assignment is upgrading business performance and raising Syrian companies' international competitiveness.

The specific objective of this assignment is to raise awareness of the importance of procurement to deliver sustainable total cost savings in companies through actively managing suppliers. Through skills and know-how transfer the participants will be enabled to apply professional procurement systems in their own operation
Project location
BANGLADESH
Project value
€90,000
Client
EC
The global objective of this assignment was to retain or enhance as far as possible the market share of Bangladesh textile and clothing exports to the EU.

The specific objectives of this assignment was to remove concerns of European and Textile buyer regarding the social and environmental conditions under which the Bangladesh textile industry manufactures and export products.
Project location
CROATIA
Project value
€1,328,496
Client
EC
The overall objective of the project was to facilitate and enhance policy making on the national level by providing the basis for an analytical assessment of SME policies based on reliable data and validated methodologies.

The purpose was to provide the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship (MELE) with the capacity and capability necessary for the continuous assessment of the overall business environment in Croatia, evaluation of needs to create a nurturing environment for SMEs, supporting their growth and stabilising their role as an important part of the national economy. In addition this contract also provided assistance in developing appropriate methodological tools and a functioning data collection system, which allows for impact assessment and the ability to tune the measures and incentives provided to benefit SMEs, by MELE and HAMAG.
Project location
KOSOVO
Project value
€199,000
Client
EC
The global objective of this assignment was to facilitate the necessary investment for the development of Sibovc SW lignite mine.

The specific objective of this project was to inform the decision makers in Kosovo on the possible options for a public and private partnership for the investment required for opening the SW Sibovc mine, and the market reaction to these options.
Project location
ALBANIA
Project value
€40,000
Client
EC IPA
The overall objective of the assignment was the strengthening and enforcement of the capacities of the ACO (Albanian Copyright Office) and RCOs (Regional Copyright Offices) and their partners, in the chain of the institutions which responsibilities and commitments in the process of respecting and protecting copyright.

The specific aim of this project was to assist the ACO in the preparation of the relevant documents for the IPA 2008 Technical Assistance project and in the revision of the Intellectual Property legal framework
Project location
TURKEY
Project value
€9,529,250
Client
EC MEDA
Lot 2: Establishment of 6 Business Centres in Afyon, Corum, Erzurum, Malataya, Uşak and Trakya, Turkey

The overall objective of the programme was to create a favourable environment for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey, thus creating productivity growth and the job and wealth necessary to achieve the objectives set by the European Council in Lisbon ("The Lisbon Strategy"). 

The specific purpose of the programme was to increase the competitiveness of Turkish SMEs at selected provinces by supporting and assisting their general business operations and processes through provision of information, training and consultancy services with consideration of environmentally sustainable methods and participation of women entrepreneurs; thereby, contributing the social and economic development of the provinces.
Project location
TURKEY
Project value
€1,600,500
Client
EC MEDA
Lot 3: Establishment of Business Centres Network – Co-ordination centre (BC-NCC)

The The overall objective of the programme was to create a favourable environment for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey, thus creating productivity growth and the job and wealth necessary to achieve the objectives set by the European Council in Lisbon ('The Lisbon Strategy"). Specific activities of this lot included:

Institutional capacity of TOBB on "how to manage the Business Centre Network" in Turkey developed
Technical assistance to TOBB on establishment of BC-NCC in Ankara provided.
Monitoring and evaluation model/toolbox for the BC Network developed
Strategy for the publicity/visibility and internationalisation "BC Network in Turkey" developed
Tools and methodology to support the inter-BC cooperation and networking developed
Toolbox for the assessment of potential on establishment of new Business Centres (small and large scale) developed
Institutional capacity of BCs and local chambers on "BC-NCC services" developed
"SME Trends and Review" document (national level) prepared
Project location
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Project value
€199,672
Client
ENPI East
The main objectives of the project were to:

Organise a one-week study visit for 10 selected executives from RF Chambers to the EU, focused on best practice in internationalisation services. Prime target countries: Spain (PIPE programme), Austria (Go International), Netherlands (PSB);

Organise individual short traineeships for 10 selected executives from RF Chambers to individual Chambers in the EU, to expose them to the internal functioning of an international affairs division within an EU Chamber;

Select (along with EUROCHAMBRES) 5 senior executives from RF Chambers to attend EUROCHAMBRES' Summer Academy (June 2008), offering a unique networking and training experience in Chamber management;

Moderate 5 hearings with SMEs across Russia (organised by local CCIs), to discuss their needs in the area of internationalisation and their expectations towards local and regional Chambers;

Carry out 5 local Chamber audits, focusing on the internationalisation potential;

Organise a final conference, presenting the conclusions and internationalisation plan.
Project location
CZECH REPUBLIC
Project value
€798,460
Client
CzechInvest
The overriding goal of this assignment was to draft an industrial and business property development strategy setting out the steps needed to establish the optimal public/private partnership so as to promote clustering in the region and ensure the flow of inward investment.

The project involved the preparation of the Industrial Zones Strategy, Clustering policy and blueprints for several infrastructural works projects to be financed under European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Project location
CZECH REPUBLIC
Project value
€64,000
Client
CzechInvest
Within this project GDSI provided training to managers of Industrial Zones on various aspects of Regional and national innovation strategies, including the following:

Policies and institutional structures for innovation

Development of Free Economic Zones

The practices of Free Zone management

Enterprise space and innovation

Operation and infrastructural demands of call centres

National and regional level support to innovative SMEs

Conceptual perspectives on industrial zones and regional development

Private investment in industrial space

The attraction of FDI from a regional perspective

The promotion of investment in rural and disadvantaged areas
Project location
COSTA RICA
Project value
€84,000
Client
DCI-ALA
The main objective of the mission was to develop a feasibility study for a project in the area of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) as the intervention logic and presented according to the practices and procedures of the European Commission. This feasibility study also included the formulation of an intervention project, the analysis of quality factors such as relevance, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the project.
Project location
BOLIVIA
Project value
€54,000
Client
ALA
The project provided the decision-makers in the Government of Bolivia and the European Commission with sufficient information in order to achieve several goals. They were as follows:

Assess continued relevance of the Identification Fiche for the proposed development of a new exporting pattern based on the promotion of the exportable offer of the country and to generate potential business for export oriented producers, in particular SMEs (The Project); this involves in particular though not exclusively a revision of the problem analysis, the stakeholder analysis and the proposed strategy.

Prepare a Financing Agreement on which to base the financing and implementation of the proposed project;

Prepare complete documentation to allow a sound implementation of the project based on good practices.
Project location
BOLIVIA
Project value
€40,000
Client
EC
The global objective of this assignment was to increase economic cooperation between the European Union and Bolivia by improving the flow of foreign trade and the investments between the Bolivian and European countries. The project aimed to provide sustainable mechanisms that favour economic development through maintained growth and development of the private sector in Bolivia.
Project location
HAITI
Project value
€199,999
Client
EC
The total objective of this programme was to encourage and to promote the decentralisation process of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Haiti. The specific objective of the project was to promote the establishment of national departments throughout Haiti and to strengthen their capacity to provide support to entrepreneurs throughout the country. These departments acted as focal points for investors in the private sector.
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