SMEDA project announces a Call for Proposals
"Support Business Member Organisations”
This Call for Proposal is funded under the “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project as part of the EU4Business Initiative and GIZ’s Regional Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The aim of this call is to support Private Sector Organisations (business associations and other business member organisations) in order to
a) improve the management capacity of these organisations in providing better services to their members/companies, increasing their membership and generating income in order to sustain their operations.
b) participate effectively in public-private dialogue platforms (policy advocacy and lobbying activities) aiming at improving business and investment climate,
A key priority of this challenge is the aim to strengthening the capacities of business membership organisations (provide more and better services to members/companies; activities to extend their membership; establishment of sector specific working groups; creating or upgrading existing pro bono legal advices/counsels for SME and entrepreneurs); participating in PPD platforms (preparation to present private sector needs; evidence-based policy advocacy). Additionally, the proposal may also contain activities contributing directly or indirectly to the following specific aims: Creating or upgrading an independent whistleblowing IT-based reporting system (on topics such as corruption, harassment, bureaucracy, etc.); increasing the awareness of SME´s rights, upgrading entrepreneurial skills, promotion of women entrepreneurship, promoting business registration, promoting innovation and technology transfer, promotion of economic clustering and value chain development, supporting introduction and expansion of social entrepreneurship concepts and initiatives in Armenia.
All necessary information regarding the current call is available in the attached document.
Additionally, an Information Session for all interested applicants will be organized on October 5th at 15:00 at SMEDA office (Proshyan Street 12). In order to participate please kindly register via email (email@example.com) or tel: +374 10 323257 to Nadezhda Atabekova.
We look forward to welcoming you in our office and answering to all your questions