29.09.2020 - 29.09.2020

Efficient internationalisation policy for SMEs across European regions

INTRA (Interreg Europe) project partnership invites You to its final Conference:  Efficient internationalisation policy across European regions 


INTRA project invites policymakers, academics, business support organisation and foremost small and medium-sized companies to join us on the 29th of September 2020 for the online conference via Zoom. 


The Internationalisation Conference is a joint effort of six European regions: East Slovenia, Abruzzo in Italy, Algarve in Portugal, Extremadura in Spain, South-East Bulgaria and West-Midlands in the United Kingdom that will demonstrate how internationalisation policies can be designed to overcome the barriers that SMEs are facing and fulfil their needs in their business expansion, growth, competitiveness and sustainability. 


The INTRA (Interreg Europe) project reflects the need to enhance and exchange knowledge and good practices among the policymakers, foremost the managing authorities, involved in the Cohesion policy.  


The INTRA demonstrated that the Operational Programmes could be aligned to the needs of SMEs, but only if the process is structured through the cooperation of different local, regional and national stakeholders that shape the internationalisation environment. 


At the Conference we will discuss the role of regions and regional development agencies in creating an internationalisation framework and governance. It will further provide insights in the role of international organisations such as the European Association of Regional Development Agencies (EURADA), Smart Specialisation Platform, Clusters and Networks.  


All those crosscutting themes will be presented and discussed during the internationalisation Conference to which You are warmly welcomed! 


Please register for the event until the 28th of September 2020 at:


dr. Amna Potocnik,  INTRA Project Manager

Maribor Development Agency

  • Business Conference
  • SMEs