SME Assembly 2021
The SME Assembly on 15-17 November was a great success, and we would like to extend our warm thank you to our hosts from the Slovenian Presidency in Portorož, Slovenia.
We hope you all enjoyed and benefitted from the event. If you would like to relive your SME Assembly experience, you can find an overview in this Euronews report, and below, you can find coverage of the Schumpeter Lecture, news from the EEPA class of 2021, day-by-day coverage of the event and news on our Youth Essay Competition winner, so read on!
The SME Assembly 2021 was full of inspiration, innovation, policy sessions, networking, lectures and more! Don’t worry if you didn’t catch everything, Promoting Enterprise has got you covered!
Looking for a round-up of Days 1-3? Have a read:
Head over to the Promoting Enterprise Youtube channel to watch most of the sessions that took place during the SME Assembly.
European Enterprise Promotion Awards Class of 2021
European Promotion Enterprise Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary during the SME Assembly 2021. On the second day of the SME Assembly, on November 16, six category winners were awarded with EEPA prizes and an overall Grand Jury Prize winner was crowned as the most outstanding project across the six categories for 2021.
We extend our warmest congratulations to our entire EEPA class of 2021 and in particular to our category champions.
- Category 1 – Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Spain: Culinary Action! by Basque Culinary Centre. Click here to find out everything about the winner in this category
- Category 2 – Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills
Germany: COMPETENZentrum für Selbständige by Initiative Selbständiger Immigrantinnen e. V. Get to know more about the winner in this category by clicking here
- Category 3 – Improving the Business Environment & Supporting the Digital Transition
Portugal: Digital Commerce Programme by ACEPI – Digital Economy Portugal in partnership with CCP – Portuguese Commerce and Services Confederation and with Municipal Council of Viana do Castelo Discover more about the moment when this project won
- Category 4 – Supporting the Internationalisation of Business
Spain: Iberian Centre for Research and Forest Firefighting – Firefighting Open Innovation Lab-CILIFO (FOIL-CILIFO), Fundación by Delegación Fundación Finnova. Find out more about the winner in this category
- Category 5 – Supporting the Sustainable Transition
Slovenia: Green Penguin, Iskraemeco, d.d. Head over here to meet the winner in this category
- Category 6 – Responsible and Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Sweden: Inkludera by Inkludera. Click here to find out everything about the winner in this category
- Grand Jury Prize
Germany: COMPETENZentrum für Selbständige by Initiative Selbständiger Immigrantinnen e. V. Watch again the exciting moment when the Grand Jury Prize was announced
YEC 2021 – Bulgarian Kristina Dimova wins SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2021
Kristina Dimova, a 22-year-old from Bulgaria, was proclaimed the winner of this year’s SME Week Youth Essay Competition during the SME Assembly 2021.
The main thesis of Kristina’s essay is that humanity is the key to sustainability not only for companies’ business plans but also in the context of management. “However, humanity should be combined with key factors such as digital transformation, ecology, and economic growth,” she says.
Find out more about Kristina and this year’s SME Week Youth Essay Competition here.
Don’t forget that there are photos from the event available for you on the Promoting Enterprise Flickr.