1st DAY- 25/09/2020

1st Session: Policies for growth and support for entrepreneurship and innovation structures / programmes in the Balkans

  • Panagiotis Theodorikakos, Minister of Interior
  • Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of European Commission
  • Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investments
  • Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Governance

2nd Session: Business and technology networking and synergies in the Balkans

2.1.The EU role in supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Georgios Kavvathas, President of Hellenic Confederation of Professionals Craftsmen & Merchants (GSΕVEE), Greece
  • Aleksandar Stevanovic, President of the SASME Economic Council, Serbia
  • Lakassas Dimitrios, Ex President of Greek Exporters Association (SEVE), Greece
  • Mladen Perazic, Director of the Department for Education and Quality, Montenegro
  • Florin Jianu, President of National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises (CNIPMMR), Romania

2.2.Business Ecosystems Institutions and Infrastructures

3rd Session: European Territorial Cooperation Programmes (Interreg) design in the Balkans and S.E. Europe in the Programming Period 2021-2027 & Capitalization of good practices

2nd DAY- 26/09/2020

4th Session: Adopting successful innovative practices and scientific collaborations in the Balkans’ business culture in view of the EU Programming Period 2021-2027

4.1. Regional research and innovation policies and programmes

4.2. Boosting innovative technology infrastructure in the Balkan region: Current situation and future possibilities

5th Session: Green Entrepreneurship, Circular Economy and Climate Change through innovative actions and funding tools in view of the EU Programming Period 2021-2027

5.1. Transition towards sustainable energy and environmental future practices

5.2. Supporting green growth, entrepreneurship and circular economy through cooperation in the Balkans

  • Emmanuil Vlachogiannis, First Vice President, Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Greece
  • Jovan Despotovski, Director of FITD, Republic of North Macedonia
  • Armida Hemeling, Chair South Eastern Europe at German RETech Partnership e.V. and CEO of Goduni International, Germany
  • Petar Petrov, University of Forestry, Bulgaria