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Facing SMEs Financing Challenges in Turbulent Times

Conference - EESC, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels (JDE 62), Belgium


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the International Confederation of Popular Banks (CIBP), the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) and the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME)  organized a conference on Access to finance for SMEs in Brussels on 8 March 2013 (9.00 am - 4.30 pm).

The aim of this conference was to bring to the forefront the various institutional, legal and financial issues that affect SMEs creation and development and which were tackled in the EESC opinion on the "Action Plan on Access to finance for SMEs".

Dedicated roundtables focused on European financial instruments and the role of cooperative banks to support SMEs growth.

Panel debates were composed of high-level speakers. Stakeholders from across the EU had a chance to exchange their views and have their voice heard in the heart of Europe!


 Watch the VIDEO on the Iqtisadia TV in Arabic!


European Economic and Social Committee
Room JDE 62
Rue Belliard 99
1040 Brussels
Tel.:  00 32 (0) 2 546.89.16