Enterprise Europe Network (including information on WBC branches)


The Enterprise Europe Network is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together 570 business support organisations from 45 countries, it helps small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market. The Enterprise Europe Network was launched in February 2008 by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry. It builds on the former Euro Info Centre (EIC) and Innovation Relay Centre (IRC) Networks, established in 1987 and 1995 respectively.

Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, research institutes and development agencies. They are linked up through powerful databases, sharing their knowledge and sourcing technologies and business partners across all Network countries. But they are also closely linked with the European Commission, which enables them to keep abreast of EU policies and to feed small companies' views on them back to Brussels.

Services tailored to small companies

Supporting small business is a cornerstone of the EU's drive for growth and jobs. Because 99% of all EU companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 67% of jobs, what's good for SMEs is good for Europe's economy. EEN is co-financed through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP, 2007-13), an EU funding programme designed to make European companies more competitive. EEN's services are tailored to SMEs but are also available to all other businesses, universities and research centres.

Branch Offices in the WBC

To make use of the services offered by the Enterprise Europe Network, please contact a branch office in your vicinity:


Source: http://www.enterprise-europe-network.ec.europa.eu/about/about

  • EU
Contact details
E-Mail: entr-innovation-policy@ec.europa.eu
Phone:00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11
Address:c/o European Commission Enterprise and Industry DG Communication and Information Unit R4 BREY 13/092 B - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
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Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on July 16, 2010
Modified on March 12, 2014