Destination: SMEs and the Multiannual Financial Framework

Published on : 13-Mar-2019

The Italian Initiative Group and Fondazione CS MARE have organized "Destination: SMEs and the Multiannual Financial Framework" on Wednesday, April 3rd at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The debate at the European Parliament intended to inform SMEs of the new measures on access to funding such as New Single Market Programme under the umbrella of the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027), proposed by the European Commission last May 2018. This Programme will help achieve the objectives set out in the political communication accompanying the MFF proposal. It will do so by strengthening the governance of the internal market, supporting the competitiveness of industry and in particular of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and by establishing the framework for financing European statistics.

Prominent Institutional and business stakeholders attended the event, including, amongst others:

  • MEP Fabio Massimo Castaldo (Vice President of the European Parliament)
  • Edward I. Altman (New York University Professor)
  • Michele Quaroni (Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy)
  • Andrea Beltramello (Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis)
  • Alessandro Carano (Cabinet expert for Commissioner Violeta Bulc)
  • MEP Paolo de Castro (AGRI Committee)
  • MEP Elisabetta Gardini (ENVI Committee)
  • Maurizio Esentato (Founding Partner & CEO Classis Capital)
  • Alberto Mazzola (President of the Italian Initiative Group)
  • Evelin Zubin (President of CS MARE Foundation)

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