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ETHIC

Innovative tools for Competitive Mediterranean SMEs

Budget
878,735.48 €
Call
1st call - 2008
Type
Classic
Priority axis
1
Objective
1.2
Duration
-

Project aims and approach

Project summary

The objective of ETHIC was to experiment innovative services to increase the competitiveness of the SMEs working in the agri-food and tourism sectors. The services developed and tested by the partners met the needs that emerged from the analysis of the economic circumstances of the regions involved in the project (5 studies) as well as the needs expressed by entrepreneurs. The services focused on innovation understood as an innovative way to conduct business and not only as a...

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Key achievements and results

The study of the economic context of the Mediterranean basin shed light on some sectors - the agrifood and tourism sectors - that are economically strong in all participating regions and that benefit from an untapped potential. The reasons are: the presence of small companies making up of a fragmented business fabric facing an open market economy without innovative instruments that could help them find a new position on the market. ETHIC proposed concrete, tangible and immediate services to entrepreneurs...
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Budget

ERDF contribution
659,051.61 €
National co-funding
219,683.87 €
Total project budget
878,735.48 €

Project partnership

Lead Partner

Italy
Palerme Confindustria / Sicily (Italy)

Project partnership

France
Provence Verte Public Authority / Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
Portugal
fundation Luis de Molina / Alentejo (Portugal)
Greece
Prefecture of Heraklion / Kriti (Crete) (Greece)
Italy
Metropoli Est / Sicily (Italy)
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