In 2007 the International Centre expanded the already considerable number of activities related to business development training for small and medium-sized companies in Poland. These efforts were made in close collaboration with the Institute’s Polish partner FIRMA 2000 Sp. z.o.o.
Two major training projects have been carried out for the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. One involves a programme for newly started companies in five regions in eastern Poland. The other covers training with regard to increasing innovative skills among small companies over the whole of Poland.
Altogether more than 4,000 companies have taken part in the training, which has altogether totalled 35,000 individual training days. Both projects were financed through funds from the European Social Fund and the Polish state budget.
With these successful projects under its belt and the huge forthcoming 2008-2013 programme for business development in Poland, the Institute is in a good position to continue expanding its Polish activities in close collaboration with the Institute’s Polish partner FIRMA 2000 Sp. z.o.o.