Network building as cooperation in the cross-border region to develop project management capacities. Slovakian and Hungarian SMEs will actively find cross border partners through Chambers network and through common webpage and database. Achievements: North-east Hungary and South-east Slovakia are geographically colourful but economically backward regions. The most dominant sector of the economy is agriculture. Because the market potential of local SMEs is small, the unemployment rate rose in the past few years drastically. As the borders become permeable, a lot of companies moved their headquarters over the border. Most of them, however, are not familiar with the funding system of the host country. The partnership in this project wanted to create cross border consultancy services for those SMEs who decided to move or open branch offices in Hungary or Slovakia. The overall aim of the project was to build a living and useful SME network across the border. Thanks to this project, SMEs working in North-east Hungary and South-east Slovakia get up to date information about the local economy, the EU funding system and consultancy services.
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