The European SME Week is a pan-European campaign that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Europe. It helps existing entrepreneurs find information on available support and tries to encourage more people to set up their own businesses. Coordinated by the European Commission, this campaign consists of events throughout the whole year. The main event of the European SME Week is organized every autumn together with the SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony.
Main objectives of the SME Week are as follows:
- inform entrepreneurs about support available at EU, national, regional, and local level.
- To encourage more people to become entrepreneurs.
KOSGEB is the national coordinator of the European SME Week. Turkey has been the country to organise the most number of events for each SME Week since 2009. Turkey organised 445 of the total 737 events in 2019.
For more information and access to opportunities for organizing and/or attending events: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/support/sme-week_en