“Creative and Innovation Driven Enterprises’ Network – CIDE-NET” project initiated on August 2017  within the frame of the 1st call for proposals of the Interreg Balkan Mediterranean Program 2014-2020. CIDE-NET has a duration of 18 months and is coordinated by the Hellenic Management Association.
The project aims at promoting knowledge and skills development, by linking the existing business strategies and practices to innovative training. The main goal of the project is to achieve significant territorial impact on competitiveness, through internal spillover  effects of cross border knowledge transfer, as education and training will enable entrepreneurs to acquire the necessary  skills/tools to enhance SMEs capacity for creativity, innovation and competitiveness.

The project’s partnership is also comprised of:

  • Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce
  • Union of Private Bulgarian Entrepreneurs “VAZRAZDANE”
  • Union of Albanian Business
  • Business Confederation of “Macedonia”
  • Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The CIDE-Net project’ main aims are:

  • Entrepreneurial learning and e-mentoring

Design and implementation of entrepreneurial learning and mentoring programs for the promotion of enterprises’ creativity and innovation regarding a number of selected activity sectors in all partners’ countries (Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Albania, FYROM), which, in many ways, lag behind more competitive European countries. The Union for Private Entrepreneurs “Vuzrazdane” focusses on the following sectors: 1) Tourism, 2) Education, 3) Transport, 4) Security services.
If interested, businesses and enterprises at local level could take part in all events and trainings that will be organized within the CIDE-NET project. Up-to-date information on upcoming events can be found on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UNION-Vuzrazdane-180783485886549/) and the official website of the CIDE-NET project http://www.cidenet.eu/ .

  • Networking and Cooperation

Enterprises’ networking  and cooperation, at both national and transnational level, to mitigate the disadvantages inherent in small size and relatively poor skills;
Development of cross transnational Enterprises’ Networks,  ensuring project results’ durability, sustainability and transferability;

  • Good Practices

Wide dissemination of Good Practices and stimulation of innovative entrepreneurship positively impacting on cross border cooperation, regional development, economic convergence and the reduction of regional inequalities;

  • Policy Recommendations

Presentation through the Project “Legacy  study” of recommendations for measures promoting  cross border cooperation among “creativity and innovation driven” enterprises.

Project co-funded by the European Union and
National Funds of the participating countries




The project is developed by Union of Private Bulgarian Entrepreneurs “Vuzrazdane” according a Programme of European Commission- 2003 Phare Small Projects Programme
The project aims to further advance the knowledge of Bulgarian private entrepreneurs and administrative capacity of specialised state institutions in the EC technical legislation and best EU/acceding countries practices of its implementation and enforcement as part of the EC internal market acquis, related to mutually recognized goods.
The project starts at 20.12.2004 and finishes at 19.12.2005.
The project envisages four type of activities such as:
  • International Conference which will be held on May 19-20 at Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, in “Serdica” hall Conference opening: 19.05.2005 at 14.00 p.m. Final speech: 20.05.2005 at 12 p.m.
  • Publications
  • Press conference which will be held on “Pirin” hall at Sheraton Hotel from 13.00 to 14.00h on 19 May 2005
  • Internet module
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