Ecorys to study the EU support to private sector development and its impact in the EaP countries
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On behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Ecorys will study EU4Business activities and its impact in the EaP countries. During this project, Ecorys will be part of a consortium led by GFA Consulting Group along with Action Global Communications Ltd. and Consultores de Automizatión y Robótica S.A.
The project will be implemented in the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP). The EaP countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The total duration of the project is 36 months and it will start on the 26th of August, 2019. The specific objectives of the project are as follows:
To ensure the regular monitoring of EU4Business activities, including through the publication and presentation of an annual report with consolidated data on achievements made under the EU4business initiative.
To assess the impact of the activities and results of the projects under EU4Business regional and bilateral programmes, based on predefined indicators, including an assessment of gender mainstreaming across the initiative.
To maximize outreach by developing professional communication and outreach activities, in coordination with the projects under the EU4Business initiative, for informing and engaging with EU4Business key stakeholder groups, including SMEs, IFIs, partner country administrative and government bodies, Business Support Organizations, universities and future entrepreneurs.
To regularly collate key information on the impact of EU4Business activities from project implementers and make it available to EU’s professional communication contractors in Brussels and in the EaP countries.