SURVEY # 1 - September / October 2015


Policies and programmes supporting MSME development

Knowledge of the SBA Principles and EBESM


The EU-funded "Enhancement of the Business Environment in the Southern Mediterranean" (EBESM) project aims to encourage MED countries to promote and support their Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), in line with EU best practices, namely, the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) in order to let them participate in a more dynamic way to economic growth, increase of trade and employment creation.

The Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) represents a comprehensive framework of pro-SME policies adopted in 2008 by the EU. It is applied fairly systematically in all EU Member States, and its MSME-supporting objectives are met –amongst other causes- by the adoption of the 10 SBA Principles which contribute to creation of conditions favourable to SMEs.

Entrepreneurs (in particular young and women entrepreneurs) can then become more innovative, taking initiatives and seeking markets in an efficient and safer way; businesses are therefore more competitive, able to join value chains and participate in the global economy, contributing to economic growth and improving living standards. To enable us to better perceive the knowledge in your country of these 10 SBA principles, amongst major political and economic actors and business managers, we are kindly asking you to share with us your comments and suggestions on this matter.

We would be very grateful if you could spare some minutes to respond to 12 brief questions. This should not take more than 10 minutes, and is entirely anonymous.

If you prefer to reply only partially, you may skip one or several questions.

Your answers would be highly appreciated. You will also be informed of the results.

The EBESM Team

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