Data & Trends
This Guide book "Promoting and Supporting Migrant Entrepreneurship – Guide book” (August 2016), was produced by DG GROW within the framework of COSME Programme.
The study is based on three main methodologies: theory-based evaluation with standard evaluation criteria, benchmarking, and case studies.
Τhe core indicators collected in “Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs: An OECD Scoreboard” are available online. You can access the dataset here:
Δημοσιεύτηκαν από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή τα ευρήματα του ευρωπαϊκού πίνακα αποτελεσμάτων για την καινοτομία, του πίνακα αποτελεσμάτων περιφερειακής καινοτομίας και του βαρομέτρου καινοτομίας (Innobarometer) για το 2016.
Τα κύρια συμπεράσματα είναι ότι η καινοτομία της ΕΕ πλησιάζει την Ιαπωνία και τις ΗΠΑ, ότι η Σουηδία βρίσκεται για μία ακόμη φορά στην πρώτη θέση όσον αφορά την καινοτομία, και ότι η Λετονία έχει αναδειχθεί στην ταχύτερα αναπτυσσόμενη χώρα σ’ αυτόν τον τομέα.
This study identified the key technological trends and carried out a comparative analysis of national strategies and private initiatives to encourage digital entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Silicon Valley (US) and Singapore.
The Innobarometer is a survey on activities and attitudes related to innovation. Each year, it gathers opinions and feedback from the general public and European businesses and provides a unique source of direct information on innovation for policy makers.
Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016 provides a wealth of information on debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented with a review of recent policy measures to support access to finance in 37 countries. This fifth edition of the Scoreboard brings us a step closer to bridging the knowledge gap and provides solid evidence base to improve SME policy making and encourage a culture of evaluation.Greece's situation is depicted on pages 250-258.
During the course of 2015, Commissioner Oettinger met key industry leaders, representatives of national initiatives and of industry, employers and union associations in order to start defining the basic building blocks of an overall strategy for digitising European industry. The European Commission is now asking for feedback and further suggestions on the "Digitising European Industry" initiative. This consultation will remain open until the end of January 2016.
Policy field(s): Internal market: E-commerce, Delivery, Postal services, Parcel
Target group(s): All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from individual citizens, companies, including SMEs, public authorities and associations interested in cross-border parcel delivery in Europe.
Period of consultation: From 06.05.2015 to 29.07.2015.
Objective of the consultation
The study summarizes and builds upon available information on the economic scale of the cultural and creative sectors at both national and European levels. Though there have been many studies on the creative economy, a common definition only very recently been agreed.
The report includes:
• Comparative, qualitative and quantitative analyses aimed at understanding the economic role of the creative and cultural sectors in Europe
• Key factors that will affect the global evolution of creative and cultural sectors and players