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Priority Area 08 "To support the competitiveness of enterprises" is coordinated by the Land Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Croatia with the involvement of a wide network of key players.
Find out about main activities, projects and actions in the field of competitiveness in the Danube Region, latest news and upcoming events on the topic.

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Priority Area 8 - Coordinating Countries


Baden-Wuerttemberg - Where ideas work

The German federal state of Baden-Württemberg is one of the most innovative regions, not only in the EU but also worldwide. Global players such as Daimler, Bosch, SAP and Stihl but especially the country’s many innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, show the high technological standard of the economy, as well demonstrated by the numerous patent applications.


Innovation and technological progress are of high importance for Baden-Württemberg, making the state able to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions and to increase it's competitiveness and innovative capability. Responsible for the economic policy of the state is the Ministry of Finance and Economics Baden-Württemberg lead by Minister Dr. Nils Schmid.

Willing to pass on the experience and knowledge of many years of successful economic development to other countries and convinced of the economic potential of the Danube Region,  Baden-Württemberg seeks to improve and support the economic collaboration within the EUSDR area.


Why not take a look for yourself? Follow below links for more detailed information on our dynamic state and it's people.

Link to Landesportal BW:                    
http://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/en

Link to BWinvest movie:  
  
http://www.bw-invest.de/en/home/baden-wuerttemberg-imagefilm.html

Link to BW Cluster Atlas:
http://www.mfw.baden-wuerttemberg.de/fm7/1106/Clusteratlas_2012.pdf


Croatia
                                                            

The Ministry of Enterpreneurship and Crafts conducts administrative and other tasks related to small and medium size enterprises; trade; cooperatives; export incentives and foreign investments and promoting competitiveness in areas of small and medium size businesses; uniform regional business development; effect of economic system instruments and economic policy measures on the development of trades, cooperatives, small and medium size enterprises and business activities of artisans and entrepreneurs;

Encouraging the implementation of innovations, new technologies, developing and managing free zones and business zones within small and medium size businesses; systematic stimulation of entrepreneurship, effect of economic system instruments and economic policy measures on the development of trades, cooperatives, small and medium size enterprises and business activities of artisans and entrepreneurs;

Encouraging participation of small and medium size enterprises in areas of public procurement and public-private partnerships; implementation of international cooperation in the area of trades, small and medium size businesses; preparation and implementation of strategic and operational documents and programs for the use of European Union fund assets and other international financing sources allocated to promote competitiveness of trades, cooperatives, small and medium size enterprises; preparation and implementation of special Republic of Croatia government programs in the area of economic development and competitiveness of trades, cooperatives, small and medium size enterprises.

The Ministry conducts administrative and other tasks related to participation in the work of European Union bodies in areas that fall under the competition of the Ministry.

See below attachment for more detailed information on Croatia’s economy.

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