Navigating the EU Single Market – How to help SMEs across borders?

The Border Focal Point Network (BFPN) announces the next edition of the «Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate» series. This engaging series of online events aims to gather policymakers, stakeholders, and citizens to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities faced by those living in cross-border regions across the European Union.

The EC next ‘Beyond Borders: Breakfast Debate’ titled ‘Navigating the EU Single Market – How to help SMEs across borders?’, coming up online on Tuesday 5th December 2023 from 11:30 to 12:30 CET. Register HERE

This session aims to identify the obstacles preventing SMEs in cross-border regions from taking full advantage of the Single Market, understand the root causes of such obstacles first, and find the best practices and methods outside existing financial frameworks to overcome them. 

A distinguished panel of institutional representatives and influential figures from various sectors will share their insights. 

The debate will feature an esteemed panel, including the following confirmed speakers:

  • Enrico Letta, Former Prime Minister of Italy and Independent Rapporteur on the Future of the Single Market for the Belgian Presidency of the Council.
  • Beata Czaplińska, Director at the Polish Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Slawomir Tokarski, Director, European Territorial Cooperation, Macroregions, Interreg and Programme Implementation I, European Commission.

In the 15th Beyond Borders Breakfast Debate, strategies to overcome obstacles faced by SMEs in cross-border regions will be explored.

Together, we will delve into the current challenges, best practices, and innovative solutions to enhance the effectiveness of the Single Market. The debate will also feature interactive polls and you will be able to ask questions in the chat, giving you the chance to engage directly with the discussion.

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