Priority Axis 2 - Improvement of Business Climate

Measure 2.1. Improvement of Business Climate

Operation 2.1.1. Improvement of administrative efficiency on national level

WHAT: Possible activities

  • provide assistance to beneficiaries and will deliver analyses, assessments, methodologies, recommendations, as well as set up of central register of SME measures and incentives.
Beneficiaries:
  • Recipients of assistance from contracts envisaged in this Operation are Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts and other relevant national level policy making bodies - Croatian Agency for Small Enterprises, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, etc
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Operation 2.1.2. e-Business competitiveness improvement programme

WHAT: Possible activities
  • training of staff in selected SME Support Centres in the provision of basic e-business services to SMEs;
  • provision of necessary supplies to selected SME Support Centres to establish basic e-business advisory services.
Beneficiaries:
  • Recipients of assistance and investments from contracts envisaged under this Operation are selected SME support centers and their partners - local and regional entrepreneurial and education institutions assisting in the setting up of e- business centers.
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Operation 2.1.3. Provision of advisory services to SMEs


WHAT: Possible activities
  • Consultancy related to introduction of TQM system,
  • Consultancy targeted at quality-consciousness and quality development in-company etc
  • Marketing, business development and sales consultancy related to establishment of domestic and international sales channels
  • Assessment of the consequences of the EU accession for businesses, European enterprise development opportunities, preparation for EU requirements,
  • Analysis of market and competitive position,
  • Management and marketing consultancy,
  • Product development consultancy,
Beneficiaries:
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
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Operation 2.1.4. Development of investment climate

WHAT: Possible activities
  • Design and delivery of training workshops and materials
  • Consultancy support to achieve the standards
  • Cost of preparing regional sector studies
  • Cost of promotional materials (web site, investors guide, sector study publication, etc.)
Beneficiaries:
  • Recipients of assistance under the contract envisaged under this Operation are self-government authorities of selected regions (made up of several counties) and their partners such as regional development agencies, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency and others.
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Operation 2.1.5. Support for cluster development

WHAT: Possible activities
  • Preparatory feasibility studies, strategic plan preparation and other consultancy services,
  • Technical assistance and training to facilitate the establishment of the selected cluster projects,
  • Evaluation of limited number of pilot cluster projects to draw lessons for future cluster development.
Beneficiaries:
Recipients of assistance under the contract envisaged by this Operation are MELE and members of selected pilot clusters (maximum three pilot clusters):
  • SME's
  • SME / business support institutions (RDA etc.)
  • R&D institutions
  • Chambers
  • Regional self government authorities
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Operation 2.1.6. Grant scheme "Support  to increasing competitiveness of the Croatian small and medium business"

WHAT: Possible activities  

  • Introduction of international eco-standards
  • Introduction of energy efficient technologies in production processes
  • Application of best practices for easier development of new competitive products

Beneficiaries:

  • Small and medium businesses

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Operation 2.1.7. Improvement of information of Croatian business community - BIZImpact II

 

 WHAT: Possible activities  

  • Updating and modifying of Impact Assessment Methodology ;
  • Development of the manual for economic ipact assessment in compliance with Regulatory Impact Assessment 
  • Training and development of economic impact assessment procedures
  • Review of best practices of efficient consulting tools for economic impact assessment
  • Increasing of level of consciousness, imeplementation of test panels, development od new mini.guides on relevant legal framework for small and medium businesses

BENEFICIARIES:

  • Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts
  • Croatian Agency for SMEs and Investments (HAMAG INVEST)
  • Croatian Chamberof Commerce (HGK)
  • Croatian Chamber of Crafts (HOK)
  • Croatian Emplyers' Association (HUP)
  • Small and medium businesses

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