The Institute is now also supporting the development of small and medium-sized companies in the two Russian regions of Kaliningrad and Pskov.
The idea is to improve business conditions and competences in the regions and increase the population’s working and living conditions.
The project is to run until the end of 2010. Seen from a Danish perspective, a stronger business sector in the two regions will mean better potential business partners and opportunities for outsourcing.
The first task in the project is to develop and establish a structure for Public Private Dialogue between the authorities and the business community. This dialogue will ensure that the business community gains influence with regard to legislation, regulation and the regional business strategy and thus the future development in the area.
The second task is to support the development of existing and the setting up of new business organisations through training and information.
The third task is to support the development of municipal business strategies in selected municipalities which want to increase their tax base by attracting companies and labour to the area.
The final task in the project is to support the development of business consultants by supplying them with new know-how and tools as well as training them in personal development and the traditional consultancy disciplines.
Furthermore, consultants can get support for an information office, first-time sales and implementation of new tools. The project forms part of the larger programme ‘Economic Development Support Programme’, which is financed by Danida under the European Neighbourhood and Russia Neighbourhood Programme.