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Business environment and entrepreneurship 

Promoting a vibrant small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector is crucial for a thriving market economy. To achieve this, supporting individual businesses as well as improving the overall business environment are crucial. This involves creating favourable regulatory frameworks and environments within the broader political, economic, and social context.

The CEI prioritises enterprise development, especially SMEs, through promoting favourable business environments and transferring best practices among Member States. This is facilitated through initiatives such as the CEI Economic Forum, which aims to intensify regional cooperation.

CEI activities mainly focus on: transferring best practices in entrepreneurship, research, and innovation, providing technical assistance for scaling up entrepreneurship skills, and enhancing international investments and trade promotion.


Mr. Alessandro Lombardo

Senior Executive Officer
+39 040 7786 744

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