ANATOLIKI SA participated in the event for Entrepreneurial Strengthening organized by the Region of Central Macedonia on Thursday 27 September 2018.

The event was organized in the context of “HIGHER- Better Policy Instruments for High Innovation Projects in the European Regions» project, co-financed by Interreg Europe Program.

The Regional Governor Mr Tzitzikostas described the different Actions that the Regional Authority is taking to enhance local entrepreneurship and also announced a new call that will finance "Clusters to Promote Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness & Extraversion" through the Regional Operational Program of Central Macedonia 2014-2020.

The three main pillars of the Central Macedonia Regional strategy to boost entrepreneurship are:

  1. Reduce bureaucratic burdens, which are an obstacle to growth and acceleration of investment.
  2. A strong commitment to innovation, which can enable businesses to compete globally.
  3. Investing in business networking and out-sourcing, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, which lack the necessary know-how and often do not have the necessary funds to do so.

The event also included description and publicity of the Regional One Stop liaison Office in Central Macedonia that is being structured at the moment through digitalization of public procedures and relevant documents for business easy licensing. The Governor stated that the Region of Central Macedonia is the first Regional Authority in Greece that will create OSS for Entrepreneurs and is nominated as European Entrepreneurial Region 2018.

ANATOLIKI SA has close cooperation with the Region of Central Macedonia in the field of Entrepreneurial Support, which also falls under the target of PURE COSMOS project.