New project of SME support harmonisation in accordance with EU framework

Supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), represented by the Embassy of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eda is launching a new project that should enable and facilitate harmonisation of strategic framework and support policies for small and medium enterprises (SME) in BiH according to the EU Small Business Act (SBA). During the next three and a half years the plan is to:

  • improve implementation of the existing SME focused strategies and plans,
  • harmonise legal framework for SMEs in the country according to the European framework act (SBA),
  • harmonise methodology for strategic planning and preparation of policies for SMEs according to the same framework, as well as
  • to facilitate revision of existing and preparation of new strategies and plans applying new methodology, with gradual institutionalisation of public-private dialogue at all administrative levels in the country.

The project should contribute to acceleration of economic integration with EU in the field of SME support framework, with positive impact on performances of SMEs in the country.

Besides project management, Eda’s key role will be facilitation of interactions and cooperation of key stakeholders (relevant ministries, SME supporting institutions and SMEs).

Planned project duration is from August 2017 – February 2021.