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Glossary

Enterprise Europe Network

  • Posted on: 12.03.2012
  • Abbreviation: EEN

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The Enterprise Europe Network is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together close to 600 business support organisations from 50 countries, EEN helps small companies seize business opportunities in the EU Single Market.

The experts can help to find international business partners, source new technologies and receive EU funding or finance. And they can advise on issues so diverse as intellectual property, going international, or EU law and standards. There is a wide range of free services.

Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies. They are linked up through powerful databases, sharing their knowledge and sourcing technologies and business partners across all Network countries. But they are also closely linked with the European Commission, which enables them to keep abreast of EU policies and to feed small companies' views on them back to Brussels. Some Danube-INCO.NET partners are also members in the Enterprise Europe Network.