An innovative European certification initiative for regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could represent leverage for growth and improved cross-border economic relations.
Added value for SMEs
On March 6th, Jean-Luc Vanraes the President of the AER Committee for Economy and Regional development met with a delegation from CAC en
Olivier Salustro, President of CAC en
Stimulating exchanges & investments in Europe
With the objective to stimulate cross-border economic and commercial exchanges, CAC en mouvement is developing a platform that aims at centralising information on SMEs from different European regions. The goal is a presentation of the entities, of their economic intentions and the state of their financial accounts. The project initiated after a series of consultations with different actors such as entrepreneurs, decision-makers and researchers.
This initiative would give SMEs the possibility to subscribe on the platform and to undergo statutory audits of their accounts as well as of some specific policies, such as environment and corporate social responsibility. The results would be published to reassure potential investors and partners.
Committee 1 President Jean-Luc Vanraes is convinced by the benefits of this bottom-up initiative for the economic development of the regions. One way possibility which was mentioned during the meeting was to potentially invite CAC en