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Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) 2016 in Turkey
The event was hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and attended by the representatives of the European Commission, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a wide range of national stakeholders and government representatives as well as representatives from the business sector, academia, civil society and the media.
Importance of SME Policy Index Methodology is in ability to better capture the intensity, equality and effect of policy to provide more in-depth policy recommendations and to allow for international comparison. It identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It also allows comparison across countries and measures convergence towards EU SME policy standards.
After welcoming remarks made by Ms Laura Zampetti, Head of Trade and other EU policies, Delegation of EU to Turkey and Mr Recep Bicer, KOSGEB President, the floor was given to Mr Suleyman Islamoglu, KOSGEB Vice President and SBA Coordinator. Representatives from OECD and ETF gave detailed presentations about findings of SBA Assessment and discussed key findings and recommendations for SMEs in Turkey.
SEECEL's representative, Mr Stjepan Srhoj was there in a role of a main speaker. He had a presentation, during which he pointed out the importance of human capital and other soft skills, crucial for development of a whole society. SEECEL strongly believes that the human capital is the most important potential of any economy in creating sustainable growth and SMEs are the core of economic growth, innovations, employment and social integration.
SEECEL's representatives were Mr Stjepan Srhoj, Programme Officer and Liaison and Ms Vesna Štefica, Strategic Piloting and Peer Project Officer.