The Working Groups (WG)
In order to ensure that the regional level activities integrate the national priorities on the two specific topics and translate into impact at the country level, the Programme implementation will rely on the establishment - under the coordination of the SBA Coordinators - of at least two working groups in each of the partner countries, one for MSME Access to Finance and one for MSME Internationalisation.
These working groups are formed of relevant policy makers, regulatory bodies, public agencies, representatives of the private sector and – when possible – representatives of the national legislative body; the EU Delegation representatives and relevant development partners will be invited to participate to the working sessions. The working groups will not exceed 15 members of which at least one third will be women.
The working groups are responsible for:
Providing a consultative input on the technical deliverables.
Assisting in the production of the national roadmaps for implementing the tools developed at regional level.
Facilitating the collection of relevant programme information at national level.
Facilitating the mobilization of stakeholders, programmes, resources and instruments that can gear up the implementation of the road maps at country level.
** Cooperation with Syria is temporarily suspended until further notice from the European Commission.