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Study on Local Governance of SMEs and Entrepreneurship policy published

OIR conducted a study examining the local governance structure of SME and entrepreneurship policy in the EU. 17 cities and regions within and beyond the EU borders were analysed regarding the roles and responsibilities of SME policies, good practise examples and opportunities and obstacles for SME development. The study concludes with policy recommendations on how the analysed mechanisms could be improved even further, as well as how to transfer them to other territories in the EU. The study, coordinated by Stephanie Kirchmayr-Novak and Bernd Schuh is commissioned by the Committee of the Regions and conducted in partnership with t33 and Spatial Foresight. Stephanie Kirchmayr-Novak presented the results during a CoR conference in Brussels in February 2016. Meanwhile the results are available via this link.