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Montenegro moving ahead in policy reform for Small Business

Representatives from education and the world of work met in Podgorica recently for the dissemination event of the Small Business Act assessment.

At the opening event, Mr Radosav Babis, the Small Business Act Coordinator lauded, EU efforts to support reforms in the Enlargement Process, in particular entrepreneurial learning, digitalisation, and the progress in policy reform to support micro businesses and SMEs. Areas identified for further attention include skills development for small business managers and employees to enhance competitiveness in the global market and follow up on the recommendations of the report.

Ms Andjela Gajevic, Head of Department for Cooperation with the Business Community, Ministry of Economy, Montenegro, in her concluding remarks asked participants to keep the momentum and continue implementation of reform. This will include training of teachers at all levels of education as well as focus on doing business in a green economy.

Background

The ETF supports the European Commission and its partner countries from three regions (pre-accession region, Eastern Partnership region and Southern Neighbourhood) in tracking developments in human capital as part of wider monitoring of progress in countries in meeting the demands of the Small Business Act for Europe. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation for Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development also support the Small Business Act assessments relating to other dimensions of the monitoring framework.