On 25 January, Union Industriale di Torino hosted the 7th Expert Network meeting of the Early Warning Europe project (EWE).
The overall objective of EWE is to promote entrepreneurship and growth of SMEs across Europe. The countries involved in the project create framework conditions for small businesses which can help them face key challenges, including managing a crisis, dealing with bankruptcy and getting a second chance. EWE organisations are providing advice and support to companies in distress. Such interventions can help prevent bankruptcies and limit negative consequences in case of insolvency.
During the Expert network meeting, the mentoring countries Germany, Denmark and Belgium and the countries participating in the EWE project, Spain, Poland, Italy and Greece, presented their experiences to countries and stakeholders interested in creating an Early Warning mechanism in their own Member State. Ministries and private organisations representatives from Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Lithuania and Malta were present during the meeting.
Various topics were addressed; broad ones such as the Early Warning mechanism development and establishments but also specific ones such as the skills needed from the staff involved, the communication strategy and tips to run a successful organisation.