OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT

OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT

The Access to Finance for SME FORUM LAUNCH MEETING on July 22nd 2014 has the objectives:

– to exchange detailed information about the new EU “soft loan” tools, inviting competent EC, EIB & ECB officials;

– to share the «CEA-PME Guarantee Fund for facilitated access to finance for SME» approach, presenting the models for national chapters in Italy & Germany, and discussing ways for optimisation and replication in the other member states;

– to mainstream these ideas with EU-policy makers (MEP’s of the new parliament, EU officials), in order to optimise the efforts of EU-Institutions and the SME-associations in facilitating the access.